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Lead/Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Req #: 245336
Location: Florham Park, NJ US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance Required: None

Job Description

CACI is looking for a Lead/Senior Embedded Software Engineer to work in our National Security & Innovative Solutions sector, supporting our Photonics division. Under minimal direction, lead development of embedded software for advanced photonic systems for free-space optical communications, remote sensing, and other applications in support of U.S. Government and commercial customer missions.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Lead and contribute to design, development, test, and integration of embedded software for advanced photonic systems in support of US Government and commercial customer missions.

  • Coordinate software tasks on assigned program(s), ensuring that delivered software meets customer requirements.

  • Track software tasks against program and schedule budgets and communicate status with program management.

  • Contribute to new business development and proposal activities.

  • Analyze system-level requirements and derive requirements allocated to software as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Define high-level system software architectures.

  • Define and document software designs for control loops, state machines, and interfaces.

  • Develop embedded software for control and monitoring of electrical and electro-optic hardware.

  • Test and debug software using a combination of unit tests and tests on target hardware.

  • Integrate software with electronic and electro-optic hardware, and support test and troubleshooting activities.

  • Interface directly with customers throughout program execution.

  • Mentor junior-level engineers and interns.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the position.

  • Travel to other CACI Locations or Customer Sites as necessary.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Experience leading software development teams and mentoring junior engineers.

  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented design and programming.

  • Experience writing C and C++ code for embedded systems.

  • Working knowledge of hardware interfaces, electronic hardware devices, FPGAs/ASICs, and embedded processors.

  • Experience designing and developing software for embedded real-time operating systems.

  • Working knowledge of communications protocols, such as SPI, I2C, Ethernet, and SpaceWire.

  • Proven track record of designing and developing software for high-reliability systems.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field. Minimum 7 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment which requires proper safety precautions. Work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment.

These Qualifications Would Be NIce To Have:

  • Experience working on US Government customer programs is desired but not required.

  • Experience with optical systems is desired but not required.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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