Embedded Software Engineer

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

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Position Information

Position Title Embedded Software Engineer
Requisition Number STFR005291
Division/College VP Burlington Campus
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Burlington
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 11
Posting Date 09/12/2019

KRI at Northeastern University, LLC is seeking highly motivated engineers to join a rapidly growing environment for cutting edge R&D related to unmanned and autonomous systems at our Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM). The ICBM is home to one-of-a-kind research and test facilities for conducting activities related to a multitude of drone, unmanned, and autonomous system technologies. It consists of a state-of-the-art collaboration center as well as indoor and outdoor test ranges for testing aerial and ground systems and other devices such as antennas, navigation, and communications equipment. The lab is designed to be flexible and configurable to support current and future R&D activities related to UAS/UGS in order to advance the state of the research and solve real world problems. Targeted research, development, and test activities include counter-UAS (including electromagnetic effects), counter-counter-UAS, networking, Cyber (vulnerability analysis/exploitation and system hardening), forensics, predictive analytics, autonomous operation, swarms, artificial intelligence/machine learning, machine vision, and UAS sensor technology for detection and tracking.

We are seeking people who are problem solvers, adaptable, self-motivated, and able to work under pressure. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively as part of a large team, but also have the initiative to work independently and with little guidance. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. This position involves exposure to all aspects of development from brainstorming to final delivery. These positions are grant-funded by current research projects with an anticipation of continued cycles of funding.


• BS degree or higher in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

4 – 6 years of experience required including with microprocessor system design and printed circuit board design, experience with real-time embedded software development (VxWorks, Embedded Linux, or other RTOS), experience in Object Oriented Development, experience with multiple languages and able to learn others quickly on the fly.

Desired languages are C/C++, Python, Java, and Matlab.
• Experience with designing and operating network-based systems
• Experience with cyber-physical systems, such as drones
• Knowledge of wireless and RF systems
• Experience in Agile software development
• Experience with DevOps practices and working environments
• Experience in full life-cycle software development and documentation
• Experience with software, hardware and system test activities
• US Citizenship
• Active DoD Secret Clearance or above with ability to obtain Special Access clearance

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