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PDS Tech Inc Software Engineer 4 in El Segundo, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA.


  • The position is for the design, development and integration of software products for satellite test and other space applications. The position provides an opportunity work with an experienced, interdisciplinary teams to develop or modify test systems in order to meet the challenging test requirements of our business partners and customers.

  • The engineering function of Test and Evaluation El Segundo (BT&E-ES) creates automated test systems and the hardware products used by our test operations teams onsite and at satellite launches. For test systems and hardware products, our group is accountable for all facets of engineering from technology investment, concept development, requirements and design, integration, test, verification and product maintenance.

  • Given our typical 12 month cycle for development, we are looking for people that value the skills development that occurs in working a variety of diverse assignments alongside system architects and electrical engineers in a collaborative team environment. Engineers must maintain detailed requirements and specifications for various software products; develop detailed designs of varying levels of complexity for special test equipment (STE); conduct various methods of testing and verification of special test equipment (STE); provide basic engineering support and change control throughout the lifecycle of delivered products; and implement Model Based Engineering (MBE).

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops code and integrates complex software components into a fully functional system

  • Develops software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, execute the test procedures and documents test results to ensure software system requirements are met

  • Exercises critical thinking and innovative problem solving

  • Analyzes and supports factory support issues related to software/hardware integration

  • Develop test architecture for software products (Test Executives, T&C Engine, Tools)

  • Develops and executes software project and process plans, implements policies and procedures

  • Develop new interfaces for new instruments and systems in C, C#, .NETand other object oriented languages as well as experience in scripting languages Python, TCL, and Linux

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. A Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), Post-Start is required.

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 4+ years of experience working software development full-life cycle

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 9+ years of experience in C/C++/C# and .NET software languages and scripting

  • 9+ years of experience in Object Oriented Application Development

  • 9+ years of experience of software requirements, software design, software integration, debugging and testing

  • Test Program design, test procedure development, and test execution

  • Experience with Model Based Engineering

  • Experience with Radio Frequency Testing

  • Tier 5 Investigation (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) by the federal government within the last 6 years or agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program

Typical Education & Experience:

  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.