Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist Software Engineer

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Engineering - Software Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Specialist Software Engineer for our 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. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in embedded and real-time software development and C/C++ programming language. Candidate will receive and further facilitate technical guidance among other resources supporting these efforts. 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)

    90% - As a lead and 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 growth and maturity of the software organization at Aerojet Rocketdyne.


    Requires a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and nine (9) 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.


    Experience in the following areas required:

    • 5+ years of experience in embedded real-time and/or application software development.
    • 9+ years of experience developing C/C++ code.
    • Software Development team leadership.
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills.

    Desired Requirements:

    • Real-time OS (vxWorks/Integrity) experience.
    • Communications Protocols (1553, TCP/IP, & ScramNet).
    • Knowledge of assembly/machine-level languages, JAVA, Microsoft Visual Studio IDE, Eclipse and Tortoise SVN.
    • Understanding of CMMI Level 3 and greater software processes preferred



    Work Environment and 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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.


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