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Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

The Software Engineer - Air Vehicle Integration Architect will act as the primary engineer responsible for C2 and payload integration of an Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) to a ground control station (GCS). The ideal candidate will be a multi-disciplinary software engineer with experience in networking, advanced algorithms, mission systems, flight safety testing and hardware/software integration. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience delivering STANG 4586 based vehicle specific modules (VSMs) across a range of vehicles. Candidate will be working in a fast paced environment integrating 3rd party platforms while also supporting fielded systems.

Typical duties and responsibilities include leading the design, development, testing and evaluation of a software system or subsystem. Establishes software requirements, determines operational feasibility and system architecture. Reviews software design elements to include documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams and charts. Designs specialized algorithms and system interfaces. Develops software road-map recommendations.
Monitors code development activities against schedule and mitigates technical risk. Oversees the deployment of software processes, tools and standards. Evaluates and monitors metrics and takes corrective action. Evaluates software unit and functional test approach. Monitors test results and recommends changes. Analyzes defects that affect multiple disciplines and directs resolution or corrective action.
Defines hardware and software interface and establishes system operational and performance requirements. Evaluates trade studies results, performance assessments, capability gap analysis results and derives recommendations. Conducts software technical reviews and takes corrective action.

Knowledge - Skills & Abilities Required:

Experience with design and implementation of digital video standards (HD, H.262/MPEG-2, and H.264/MPEG-4) for recording, compression, transmission, distribution & display. Experience in the derivation of hardware & software component performance and interface requirements from system concepts/specifications. Familiarity with networking modeling and communication protocols, including TCP/IP transport and Internet layers (TCP/IP, UDP, IPv6) and streaming media. Familiarity with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission performance capabilities, including, but not limited to: object tracking, moving target indication, geolocation, laser marking, /designation, sensor fusion and cross-queuing. Familiarity with networking, modeling and communication protocols, including TCP/IP transport and Internet layers (TCP/IP, UDP, IPv6) and streaming media. Experience developing and releasing technical documentation to satisfy contractual obligations. Experience with STANG 4586 messaging. Confortable in working in C++ as well as managed languages (C#/Java). Familiar with STANG 4586 Levels of Interoperability (LOI).


This job is limited to employees who, in the performance of their assigned work, regularly apply engineering disciplines to the research, design, development, test, and evaluation of company products, facilities, or manufacturing process and have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree of Science from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. Typical experience: 9-13 years in an engineering classification with a Bachelor's degree or 7-11 years experience in an engineering classification with a Master's degree.

Other requirements and preferences:
Security clearance (SECRET) preferred
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) development experience preferred
Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission system experience preferred

Please Note:
Issuance of offer is contingent on program funding *.

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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.