Computing That Serves

Engineer - Software Systems

Type of Position: 

Full-Time Placement

Application Deadline: 

Friday, March 30, 2018

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Job Description: 

Engineer - Software Systems (DSP Branch)

The Deployed Sustainable Programs (DSP) Branch, in theC4ISR Division at Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is seeking candidates for a Software Systems Engineer position. He/she will  work directly with program management, software engineers, software testers, and technical writers to ensure the successful program execution and technical solutions for the DSP branch customers, which include all branches of the US Military. This position will help direct, lead, and implement our customer’s contractual requirements while looking for ways to improve our engineering processes and software architecture.
Knowledge in the following areas is preferred: software design, algorithm development and efficient implementation, distributed computing, data compression, sensor data fusion, data visualization, graphical user interfaces, image and signal processing, remote sensing, ground support equipment, database design, sensor modeling and web development.  Familiarity with setting up and configuring Windows and Linux operating systems is desired. In addition, familiarity with SDL’s VANTAGE software suite and how it is currently being used by SDL’s customers is beneficial.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Working with program management to fully understand program requirements, schedule deadlines, and funding constraints
  • Helping to develop engineering schedules and coordinating with program managers to ensure that all technical program deliveries and milestones are met
  • Supporting engineering design reviews and teleconferences by creating technical presentations and presenting technical solutions to meet program requirements
  • Working with software testers and technical writers to ensure test procedures, user manuals, and training material are accurate and complete
  • Traveling to support technical meetings, flight test support activities, and system installations
  • As needed, suggest and implement new engineering practices and techniques to help SDL develop/maintain better products
  • Help mentor and train engineers as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Ability to perform engineering trade-offs between customer requirements, schedule deadlines, program funding, and engineering best practices
  • US citizenship required along with the ability to obtain and hold a U.S. Government security clearance
  • Must be able to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with scripting in a Unix or Windows environment (i.e., PowerShell, and Bash)
  • Possess familiarity with basic Windows or Unix administration tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

About SDL: SDL, a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry since 1959. SDL offers flexible work schedules and competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as company contribution of 14.2% of annual gross earnings for retirement for exempt staff and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.

Company Info

Company Name: 

Space Dynamics Lab

Company Location: 

Logan, UT

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Contact Information

Contact Name: 

Paula Eliason

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Other Accepted Majors: 

Computer Science minors
Information Systems
Information Technology

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Desired Graduation Date Range: 

February, 2018 to February, 2019