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PDS Tech Inc Software Engineer in El Segundo, California

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Software infrastructure and device drivers for new embedded processors and hardware interfaces to satellite sensors and actuators.

  • Communication payload resource control, data management and network interfaces.

  • Guidance and navigation control algorithms.

  • Web-based tools and services supporting satellite development and operations.

  • Integration and test of satellite control software using simulators and ground systems.

  • Responsible for full life-cycle development including requirements analysis, software architecture, design, coding, unit test, integration and formal qualification.

  • Candidate should possess excellent communications skills to participate in design and code reviews, have a thorough understanding of version control and software quality attributes, such as testability, portability and maintainability, and enjoy a self-driven and collaborative development approach.


  • This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. (Post Start)

  • 5+ years of software development experience in C++ using object oriented design methods.

  • Hands-on experience with embedded/real-time OS (Linux, VxWorks, Integrity) and CAN or SpaceWire protocols.

  • Min 3 years of SW experience

  • 2+ years of C++ Development

  • 1+ years of Linux

  • full development SW lifecycle

Typical Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Degree in computer engineering, computer science or equivalent is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Python

  • JIRA


  • Proficiency in design and implementation of multi-threaded real-time applications; use of TCP/IP protocols and user/kernel level OS abstractions.

  • Hands-on experience with Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, TCL, XML.

  • Experience with avionics control algorithms, search algorithms and math libraries, telemetry and command handling.

  • Hands-on experience with hardware interfaces, embedded processor architectures, I/O device drivers and board support packages.

  • Hands-on experience in networking, SQL and noSQL databases, web-based development.

  • Proficiency in UML modeling, test-driven development, Agile process and DevOps tools.

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.