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Embedded Systems Software Developer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 04/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00167

Job Description

About the Role:
  • Contractor Embedded Software Developer role works on our OS/Board Support Package Team. Join a dynamic group of software engineers responsible for the design, development and support of embedded software solutions for the world's premier land-based combat vehicle producer.

On-site presence:
  • Due to the nature of the work, this role may require on-site presence up to 100%.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Building and configuring VxWorks, Linux, or other embedded operating systems.
  • Perform Linux system programming tasks, including driver development and new hardware enablement on embedded Linux systems.
  • Integrate various software into build systems.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
  • Enable embedded system security using cryptography and secure architectures.
  • Manage individual priorities, deadlines, deliverables.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications / What you must have:
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline (Software Development emphasis).
  • 3-5 years experience in a Software role.
  • Ability to troubleshoot low level software issues and distinguish between hardware and software issues.
  • Capable of developing C and / or C++ code that can be maintained and updated over decades.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, learning capabilities, and multitasking capabilities.

Additional Skills desired:
  • Experience with Linux device drivers, bootloaders, or other system programming is a strong plus.
  • Experience with safety critical systems or real time systems is desirable.
  • Experience with one or more build environments such as Buildroot, OpenEmbedded, or in particular Yocto.
  • Experience with GIT, DOORs, Jira / Bitbucket / Confluence, gdb, or QT is a plus.
  • Familiarity with security features such as SELinux, verified boot and trusted execution environments is a plus.
  • The candidate will need to have strong written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information:
  • This position may require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance. (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance).
  • Previous experience working in defense industry desired but not required.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime as required
  • Able to travel to support offsite loads and testing when needed.
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jimmy Tallent
Technical Recruiter

As a proud U.S. Army veteran with an extensive 28-year service record, Jimmy Tallent dedicated two decades of his life to active duty and an additional eight years in the Army Reserve, contributing his time, talent and commitment  to various vital aspects of military service. His journey has been diverse, spanning roles in aviation, transportation, and recruiting, allowing him to develop a versatile skill set and a deep understanding of the military landscape.

Originally hailing from the city of Chattanooga, TN, Jimmy embarked on his military career with a passion for service and a commitment to excellence. Throughout his tenure, he served in dynamic and challenging roles, which included the precision and expertise demanded by the  aviation industry, the strategic logistics of transportation, and the interpersonal and leadership skills required in the recruiting field.

In addition to his rich military experience, he pursued and earned a degree in business management, further enhancing his knowledge and capabilities. With this academic achievement, coupled with his practical experience, positioned him as a professional with a comprehensive understanding of both military and business landscapes.

Today, Jimmy is excited to leverage his leadership, organizational, and strategic skills at Contract Professionals, Inc. Jimmy is driven by his commitment to excellence, his discipline instilled through years of military service, and his passion for overcoming challenges. He approaches every opportunity with the same dedication and integrity, which defined his military career.

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