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Lead Software Developer

Company: Systems & Technology Research
Location: Arlington
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Sensors Division at STR focuses on technology development for advanced sensor systems, particularly in the areas of airborne/surface-based radar, electronic warfare, underwater acoustics, hyperspectral imaging, and EO/IR sensing. Within this role, we perform work on full system prototypes, experiment campaigns and technology component development. Particular development roles within the Sensors Division include RF analog/digital hardware, acoustic hardware, signal processing algorithms, machine learning algorithms, tracking/fusion, as well as real-time embedded processor implementation.The Advanced Architectures and Algorithms (AAA) Group within the Sensors Division develops advanced signal processing and waveforms, machine learning, tracking/fusion algorithms, and resource management algorithms for next-generation ground-based, airborne, and space-based radar systems and EO/IR systems. We implement and deploy these algorithms onto prototype demonstration systems as well as operational systems. The group's main customer focus is on Air Force and DARPA research programs.The AAA Group is seeking a senior-level Software Engineer to help lead high-performing teams transforming advanced concepts and algorithms into software implementations for prototypes and operational systems. You will work with scientists and engineers to design and implement algorithmic solutions to challenging national security problems. You will be responsible for designing and enhancing the software architecture required to implement advanced algorithms in real-time hardware and ingest, process, disseminate, and store the required sensor data flows in prototype and operational systems. You will also contribute to the design and implementation of engineer-facing tools and processes to facilitate long-term software development. Additionally, you will be responsible for technical leadership and mentoring of other engineers in performing technical tasks as needed.Responsibilities Include:+ Working as part of a small, focused team to architect, develop, implement, and test real-time applications featuring open architecture software principles+ Implementing real-time systems in C/C++ from verified algorithms written in higher-level languages such as MATLAB.+ Developing communication infrastructure and signal processing abstraction libraries+ Testing software compliance within the given open architecture infrastructureRequirements+ Ability to obtain a Security Clearance+ Object oriented programming skills in C/C+++ 5+ years of programming experience+ Proficiency in MATLAB and/or Python as well as other higher-level languages+ Experience using source code management (Git, Subversion)+ Proficiency in multithreaded programming, thread safety, and thread synchronization+ Software design/architecting team leadership experienceDesired Qualifications:+ Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level+ Experience with radar or EO/IR systems+ Proficiency in communication libraries (ZeroMQ, DDS, MPI) & C-code optimization for GPP & GPU processing architectures+ GPGPU (CUDA) experience; Intel math and performance optimization libraries (MKL, IPP); Generic math libraries (BLAS, LAPACK)+ Software development tools including continuous build, unit testing frameworks, static and dynamic code analysis+ Experience with algorithm optimization for real time systems, especially radar or remote sensingEducation:+ BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related fieldBenefitsSTR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at for more info.STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your contact info.Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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