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PDS Tech Inc Software Engineer 5 in El Segundo, California

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


  • Leads activities to develop, document and maintain complex architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems. Leads development of code and integration of complex software components into a fully functional software system. Develops software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met. Provides technical leadership for software projects and leads software supplier management activities. Leads development, selection, tailoring and deployment of processes, tools and metrics. Leads software research and development projects. Serves as a subject matter expert for software domains, system-specific issues, processes and regulations. Tracks and evaluates software team and supplier performance to ensure product and process conformance to project plans and industry standards. Trains and mentors others. Works under consultative direction.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, integrate, and test of embedded flight software on a rapid development satellite program

  • Contribute to the full software life cycle

  • Partner with systems engineering and test to write software that meets program needs

  • Coding the engineers duties (which will include helping develop the software team to derive software requirements, evaluate software reuse, and define software architecture)

  • Facilitate translation of detailed requirements and algorithms into flight software by closely working with subject matter experts and the software team

  • This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance with SSBI or SCI and ability to obtain program clearance pre-start. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.).

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with a range of computer programming languages; must be fluent in C/C++ Experience with Real Time Operating Systems, such as Integrity, Real-Time Linux or vxWorks

  • TS/SSBI or higher clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience (highly desired) with agile development processes and methods

  • Experience in development, build and test of small and medium-sized spacecraft

  • Experience in a dynamic rapid prototyping environment

  • Experience developing middle-ware software

  • Knowledge of low-level programming with real-time constraints (example APIs include Unity and the Unreal Engine)

  • Knowledge of computer hardware architectures and the extent to which they influence low-level software

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.