Senior C++ Software Engineer

Job description:

Senior C++ Software Developer – Job Order 3340

Rockaway, NJ 07866
US citizenship required; prefer active secret clearance
$146,000 to $234,000

With a distinguished heritage my client delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. Their research and engineering protects mission-critical systems and a broad range of initiatives in computer network defense, electronic warfare, secure-by-design techniques, and cyber operations and experimentation platforms. Your expertise and areas of interest may be applied on one or more programs, providing you new opportunities to learn and grow.

In this position you will serve as a member of an experienced engineering team responsible for development of next generation counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) solutions. Your role will be to develop the real-time Linux / C++ based software which controls all aspects of the CUAS precision targeting system. This position will require approximately 15% travel to various military test ranges across the US and internationally.

What You’ll Get to DO:

Develop C++ software in a Red Hat Linux environment. You will be responsible developing modern, real-time C++ code within our teams application infrastructure. You will use Conan to manage software dependencies, Gitlab for distributed source code control, Jira for issue tracking, and CMAKE for build configuration.
Develop and test interfaces to a wide variety of external systems. Your software will interface with the external environment through a number of protocols including ethernet, CAN bus, RS232, RS422, RS485, discretes, and USB. You will develop implementations of Interface Control Documents (ICDs) which enable your software to perform motion control, consume targeting data, and control external weapon systems. Interface testing will be conducted via simulators of external components running in our System Integration Laboratory (SIL).
Travel to support field tests. Your software will generally be tested at a live-fire test event. You will travel to and setup your system and its required support equipment to include military systems / weapons. You will support test data collection, system and software troubleshooting, and may participate in the test by serving as the test operator for your software and related systems.


What You Must Have:

BS with 10-12 Years, or MS with 8-10, or PhD with 5-7
Expert-level proficiency in C++
Skilled in designing and developing architecture for C++ projects
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor junior developers regularly
Experience with various communication protocols UDP, TCP/IP, CAN bus, RS-232, and RS-422
Experience with Conan and software configuration management for handling numerous software dependencies
Experience in Android development, with a focus on ATAK integration
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Willingness to travel 1 week every two months

Would Be Nice if You Have:

Knowledge of real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as QNX, VxWorks, or FreeRTOS
Experience with safety-critical software development standards
Prior work in the defense industry or experience with military systems
Knowledge of sensor fusion algorithms and their application
Background in control systems, robotics, or mechatronics
Active Secret Clearance

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Regarding this position, here are the most recent comments from the internal recruiter

7/5/2023 9:44 AM – SYSADM: Good morning Paul,

Yes this position is still open and we don’t have anyone under consideration yet.

Clearance is preferred but not required – but candidate must have ability to obtain.

This is a hot one that we need to fill quickly. Please send over any you find!



Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 112000

Salary Max : 179000

Currency Type : US Dollars