Embedded Software Engineer
Position: Full-time Location: Concord, California, US Date Posted: 26 May 2022 Job ID: 00VMR
YOUR BASIC FUNCTION
Develop and document code for use on a three axis stabilized antennas. The antennas range in size from 0.6 meters to 4.3 meters. Software is used to stabilize the antenna, identify the target, control the RF radio mounted to the antenna, and interface with the modems to ensure connectivity.
The software developer will work with a small dedicated group of other software engineers to bring to life a systems responsible for providing internet and television connectivity to the maritime community.
As a member of the software team, you will fulfill the critical role of implementing the new features that our customers demand. The software engineer works closely with the electrical engineers, test engineers, system engineers, and production engineers to realize challenging requirements.
Software engineers have the fantastic opportunity to work closely with the production floor and get valuable feedback from actual systems shipping to customers. Software developers are integral to the troubleshooting process and work with test engineers to resolve bugs.
As a team, the software developers fix and maintain embedded code written in C. The team supports bare metal drivers at the chip level, as well as complicated protocol requirements. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in real time environments along with some web development experience.
Software work on SeaTel products is full of engaging challenges as the product line allows for many different customer variations. Time is spent making the code re-usable and flexible for the next challenge.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Be prepared to drop everything and help someone else meet their goals because they will do the same for you. We treat you like an adult. We expect you to be able to work with other skilled people while accomplishing well defined goals. We follow coding standards and review each other’s code. We strive to have our process make our coding better, not consume your workday. You get to wear steal toe shoes and safety goggles when you go on the production floor. We may give you a screw driver or wrench and expect you to work to avoid workplace injury. Be part of a team that is integral to the success of the company. We have goals to meet as a team, and we have the voice within the company to make our good ideas a reality.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc. Master’s degree preferred. Strong embedded software experience. At least 4 years of direct, relevant experience is required. Additional experience with system design, web design, or mechanical design.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documentation which include algorithmic or mathematical components. Ability to document your designs for other software developers to follow. Ability to interpret written and verbal descriptions of problems and develop concrete code/procedure to solve the issue.
Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced mathematical concepts such as calculus, determination of test reliability and validity, and performance trade-offs in code.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: \
- Expert in developing software applications in C and/or Assembly using a POSIX or real time environment.
- Knowledge of Linux device drivers, BSPs and real time OS concepts absolutely required.
- Experience utilizing popular development tools including Git, Bugzilla and Subversion is preferred.
- Experience in programming for DSP is desired.
- Knowledge of TCP/IP, multithreading, SPI, I2C, GPIO, Serial, USB and CAN bus is preferred.
- Working knowledge of VSAT technology and communication beneficial.
- Knowledge of Oscilloscope/Logic Analyzer, preferred
- Knowledge of electrical design and a solid understanding of physics required.
- Awareness of system and network security principles such as system hardening.
OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for and own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan Initiative - Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, asks for and offers help when needed. Must be open to discussing alternative viewpoints and hearing constructive feedback on ideas
The work environment is in an office setting. However, some time will be spent in an open factory environment. On the factory floor the temperature fluctuates relative to the outdoor weather do to large roll up doors in constant use. There is some excessive noise on the production floor. The immediate work area has no caustic chemicals or fumes. Small amount of travel may be required (<5%).
While performing their duties, 10% of the job is performed while standing and 90% while sitting. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch and reach above shoulder height. Unassisted lifting may be required up to 25 pounds.
Sea Tel, Inc. is an EEO employer; we value diversity in our employees and customers.
Cobham SATCOM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham SATCOM to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.