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Principal Software Technician

Apply now Job No: 500982
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Enterprise Software Sol - 250366
Pay Grade: R4 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? We are seeking an experienced Embedded Systems Engineer with a background in communication systems to join our team and lead the development of cutting edge systems.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in ARM microcontrollers and C++ programming, with optional experience in Java and software-defined radios. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining software for our embedded radar systems products.


-Design and implement software for ARM-based embedded radar systems
-Develop and maintain C++ code for embedded radar systems applications
-Work with Java programming for embedded systems
-Work with software-defined radio systems
-Work closely with hardware engineers to ensure proper integration of software and hardware
-Write and maintain documentation for software and hardware systems
-Troubleshoot and debug software and hardware issues
-Participate in code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards
-Lead teams of junior developers

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
-15 years of experience with ARM microcontrollers and C++ programming
-15 years of experience with embedded systems development and debugging
-15 years of experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and device drivers
-Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
-Effective written and verbal communication skills
-Effective teamwork skills
-US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

-Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
-Experience with Java programming for embedded systems
-Experience with software-defined radar systems
-Experience with flight simulators, terrain databases, or flight projections in C and assembler
-Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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