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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

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Engineering - Software Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for our growing Huntsville, AL location.


In this role, you will contribute to the development of embedded real-time control systems software and/or application software by performing software requirements analysis, design, implementation, unit test and integration tasks under the guidance of software development team lead. The ideal candidate would have experience in embedded and real-time software development and the C/C++ programming language. Candidate will ensure documentation of software developed for these efforts.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under limited general direction:


90% - As a contributor to a software development team performing requirements analysis, design, implementation, unit test and integration of embedded real-time control system and/or application software. Participate in the development of software development documentation. Support internal and customer reviews of software development work products. Support the preparation of program milestone reviews: SRR, CoDR, PDR, CDR and TRR.


10% - Support software development process improvement by assessing software process metrics, identifying process gaps, creating and evaluating process improvement options, reviewing and improving metric definition and collection methods, evaluating industry tools and other resources to promote the continued sustainment, growth and maturity of the software organization at Aerojet Rocketdyne.


Requires a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and five (5) or more years of engineering experience in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Additional Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in embedded real-time and/or application software development.
  • 3+ years of experience developing C/C++ code.
  • Exposure to and/or Understanding of CMMI Level 3 and greater software processes.

Desired Requirements:

  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Real-time OS (vxWorks/Integrity) experience is a plus.
  • Experience developing embedded real-time control software development.
  • Experience developing Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems.
  • Experience with Power Management and Distribution (PMAD) systems.
  • Communications Protocols (1553, TCP/IP, & ScramNet).
  • Knowledge of assembly / machine-level languages, JAVA, Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, Eclipse and Tortoise SVN.
  • Software Development team leadership.
  • Prior experience with I/O driver development.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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