Software Developer

Astronics - Lake Zurich, IL3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $70,000 - $100,000 a year
Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (formerly Telefonix PDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace) serves as the experienced, global market leader for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for aircraft. As a systems certification provider, Astronics CSC has worked on over 100 projects for industry partners to upgrade commercial and business aircraft with new passenger power systems, IFEC navigation, communication and flight safety systems. Additionally, Astronics CSC offers proven IFEC hardware systems, flexible design platforms, high customer satisfaction, and long-term relationships with industry leaders to help make the connected aircraft a reality. The company now employs over 300 employees, and is a six-time recipient of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers to Work For award.

Position Overview:
Develops information systems by designing, developing, and installing software solutions. Will develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
Formulate, design, develop, document, test, and maintain primarily acceptance test, functional test, and/or firmware programming software, using industry best practices and standard design frameworks as appropriate.
Analyze product requirements and design, consulting with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to determine necessary areas of test coverage and pass/fail criteria.
Support factory manufacturing and customers in troubleshooting and root causing issues related to the test and/or programming software.
The candidate must be 'hands-on', detail oriented, and willing to roll up his/her sleeves to ensure a successful program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Strong familiarity with different Linux operating systems (Ubuntu, Yocto, Debian, Raspberry Pi, for example), and can configure and troubleshoot network, video, and other devices by installing, or possibly customizing kernel modules.
Ability to write Bash, Python, or C/C++ code as needed for custom test or firmware programming software development. Front and back end database experience such as SQLite and MySQL. Java or C# experience a plus. Arduino experience a plus.
Strong familiarity with Configuration Management, Revision Control, Defect/Change Tracking systems and software such as Github, Subversion, and JIRA, plus an interest in using and contributing to these systems.
Possible experience with the development of application software for networked media sharing systems, advanced web pages, web software development languages/frameworks, streaming video, etc. that would be directly used in an In-Flight Entertainment system

Education and/or Experience:
BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, and/or Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university program.
Detail oriented, proactive team player and methodical self-starter able to complete projects in a timely manner.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.