Job Title: Embedded Software Engineer IV
Department: Software Engineering
IWT is a solutions-oriented company dedicated to creating revolutionary communications solutions for a myriad of applications with focus in safety, security and defense. Our mission is to continue to build a strong and profitable organization by selecting and retaining top-tier, self-driven engineering team members. This team is an integral part of a larger product development, service and support organization; working together to deliver products and services that enrich our customer’s lives by making them safer, more effective and more profitable.
IWT product highlights include the market-leading SENTINEL™ Underground Communications and Tracking System and SENTINEL™ Emergency Mine Rescue Communications and Tracking System. These highly-scalable, fault-tolerant, intrinsically-safe mesh network systems provides the backbone for critical voice and data communications in challenging underground environments. SENTINEL™ systems are deployed in over 100 underground facilities inside and outside of the United States. In addition to SENTINEL™, the IWT Envok Sensor Monitoring Network recently underwent a successful DOE-funded pilot deployment at the Hanford Superfund cleanup site in Washington State and is being prepared for full release. Other successful IWT products include the Remote Missile Launch System which is currently being used at Navy and Marine training facilities and the COYOTE Sensor and Communications System™ which has been successfully deployed on both the northern and southern U.S borders.
In addition to product development for the mining, defense, environmental sensor and public safety markets, IWT is dedicated to maintaining its technological edge by continually engaging in cutting-edge research and development with recent examples being advanced mesh networking routing, ultra-wideband (UWB) communications, Bluetooth, LTE/5G and seismic detection and classification algorithms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Architect, design, implement, verify and support complex software systems, potentially involving multiple microprocessors, microcontrollers, SoCs, FPGAs, custom ICs and wireless technologies.
Lead embedded software design efforts, including authoring and reviewing proposals; and scheduling, directing and monitoring design activities to ensure the project is accomplished within the prescribed time frame and budget.
Accept technical responsibility for the project and staff working on the project. Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the product or service.
Must be a flexible team player, willing to engage in diverse technical challenges requiring creativity and critical reasoning.
Work with stakeholders to define requirements.
Flow down software requirements from system design.
Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
Stay up-to-date on current wireless, networking and processing technologies.
Consult with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate hardware and software interfaces, functional requirements, and performance requirements of the overall system.
Formulate and design software architectures using scientific analysis and theoretical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
Design, code, integrate, test, configure, and document complete system and software solutions.
Consult with customers concerning maintenance of software system.
Clearly communicate and present designs and tradeoffs to development team, customers, and potential customers.
Mentor junior engineers.
Support proposal activities.
Provide inputs for budgetary quotes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
· Self-motivated, curious-minded, creative, innovative and flexible team player
· Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or similar field
· Minimum ten (10) years of relevant work experience
· Ability to work closely with system and hardware engineering teams to define custom wireless platforms.
· Proficiency with C, C++ and Python.
· Solid RF fundamental knowledge.
· Experience with real-time embedded operating systems such as FreeRTOS, VxWorks, etc.
· Experience with Linux
**Remote work during Covid with the possibility of Relocation at a later date**
Must be DoD Clearance Eligible
Must be US Citizen not requiring any sponsorship
- Advanced degree in engineering, computer science or similar field.
- Experience with product development in standard areas such as APCO Project 25, cellular standards, Bluetooth, 802.11, WiMedia, 802.15.4, and/or TCP/IP networked products is a plus.
- Experience with UltraWideband (UWB) and other positioning technologies.
- Experience with DSPs, FPGAs and SoCs.
- Experience developing signal processing algorithms.
- Experience with Verilog or VHDL.
- Experience with sensor networks.
The ability to work with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, protocol analyzers and emulators is essential.
Candidate must possess the ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Individual must display original thinking and creativity; meeting challenges with resourcefulness in a timely manner.
Willingness to Learn
Given the dynamic nature of today’s wireless landscape, the candidate must be willing to continually learn about and embrace new concepts, technologies and design methodologies.,
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50.00 - $65.00 per hour
- related: 10 years (Required)
- Applicant must be willing to move to Lynchburg, Virginia area. Permanent remote work is not an option. Relocation is required
- Temporarily due to COVID-19