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Software Engineer
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Insitu, Inc. | Hood River, OR
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Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Do you want to solve tough problems with clever solutions? Do you love robotics? Do you love software? Do you marvel over the miracle of flight? Then picture this: your job is to give inanimate objects the gift of flight and sight. You are a software engineer developing production-quality code that autonomously controls a wide variety of unmanned aircraft vehicle behaviors and performance characteristics, and you are entrusted with the ability to work up close to the mechanical and electronic hardware. You grow as an engineer and excel in your career as you work with world-class talent and become a subject matter expert in your area of ownership. On a day-to-day basis, you interact directly with people from adjacent engineering disciplines, and are enabled to observe and even assist in field operations and prototype flight tests. You work for a competitive company in a beautiful and scenic area, performing exciting engineering achievements in a relaxed culture of agility and innovation.
How awesome would that be?
Apply now, and let us prove to you that this dream is real. Insitu is a leading high-tech autonomous systems company driven by a culture of agility and systematic improvement. Since 1994, Insitu has led in the design, development and production of small autonomous aircraft for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). We currently produce and sell an ever growing fleet of Unmanned Aircraft Systems that are low-cost, long-endurance, and have low personnel requirements. These UASs provide a no-runway launch, unprecedented stabilized day and night video for ISR, robotic flight control, and a no-nets capture.

As we continue our rapid growth in the UAS/UAV market we are looking for hungry talent to help us achieve our goal of maintaining the agile and innovative problem-solving capabilities in all the products we offer.

Knowledge - Skills & Abilities Required:

Required qualifications :
Desired qualifications

Solve challenging engineering problems and develop real-time safety critical embedded software in C/C++ for unmanned aircraft applications. Prototype and integrate software solutions on target hardware platforms; vet and debug prototype integration efforts; perform formal engineering evaluations, including trade studies and performance assessments, etc. Consult and support fellow electronic hardware engineers and other engineering staff in pursuit of delivery objectives. Required qualifications :
2+ years experience with compiled programming languages, C/C++ preferred Understanding of computing machinery (memory, secondary storage, I/O, FPGA, processor, data bus, etc.) as it relates to software. Strong problem-solving abilities, careful attention to detail, thorough yet practical, learn quickly, communicates effectively, and open to taking direction and adapting to course corrections. Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality results on time
Desired qualifications
Experience designing for resource constrained systems. Ideal candidate would have experience with JTAG debugging, FPGA programming and bootloaders. Professional or recreational experience with hobbyist robotics kits, remote control airplane modifications, or other microcontroller/assembly/firmware software development experience. Exposure to control theory, flight dynamics, software design patterns, data structures and algorithms, generic programming a plus. Experience with hands-on troubleshooting hardware and debugging software


B.S. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or other related Engineering degree. Previous internship or professional experience, significant school project experience, and/or relevant side project work are highly desirable.

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About Insitu, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Insitu, Inc. is a pioneer developer of long-range, unmanned, autonomous aircraft. To measure in situ means to measure in place, and is frequently used in environmental resource monitoring. Today, Insitu continues to develop innovative unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aircraft (UA), ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) tools, communications relay technology, and meteorology and geophysical measurement tools for both commercial and military purposes. Practical applications of the technology include military reconnaissance, the creation of internet networks in remote areas, border patrol, coastal monitoring, anti-sniper systems, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and disaster relief. Insitu prides itself on maintaining the agility and innovative problem-solving that have marked its short, but brilliant, history even as it grows to a 200+ employee, multi-facility operation. A timeline of some of our more outstanding achievements: 2007 June 7 Boeing Australia Limited is awarded an AUD$20 million contract to provide ScanEagle ISR services to the Australian Army in Afghanistan April Insitu reaches a record of 14,000 hours flown since the beginning of the year.