Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

Embedded Software Engineer
Job CategorySoftware Engineering /Development
Clearance LevelEligible to Obtain
LocationMassachusetts, Lexington
Req Code18:BC-D7-023
Job Description
Solidus is searching for an Engineer to support and develop embedded software and firmware.

Responsibilities include:
-Demanding real-time embedded applications including interrupt-driven task-based multi-threaded software for physical control running on    a real-time operating system (RTOS) such as real-time Linux for a high-reliability application such as a space-based or aerospace system.
-Working closely with a small team to define the software architecture and requirements based on high-level system requirements and the entire design, implementation, and test of the real-time software running in and controlling the hardware. 

The successful candidate will join a team that is focused on the synthesis of dynamic and complex control and autonomous systems, from concept to realization, for a wide variety of prototypes. Prototype applications span various mission areas, such as space control; air, missile and maritime defense; communication and tactical systems; homeland protection; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The group has expertise in dynamic stabilization and platform control; advanced autonomy; pointing, acquisition, and tracking; guidance; navigation and estimation; robotics; mapping; intra- and inter-system planning (e.g., swarming); demanding real-time embedded software and firmware control; image processing; machine learning; human-machine interaction; space-qualified electronics; and analog and power electronics. Applied research and development projects include space optical payloads, small satellites, airborne laser radars and imaging systems, and autonomous air, ground, and maritime systems.
-US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
-BS plus 1 year minimum experience
-Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work in a team-oriented environment.

Hands-on real-world experience with the following is required:
-Architecting, benchmarking, designing, and programming software for physical motion control in Python or similar programming languages for a real-time environment using an RTOS.
-ROS (Robot Operating System) robotics middleware
-Gazebo (or equivalent robot simulation environment: Unity3D, AirSim, etc.)
-OpenAI Gym
-TensorFlow or PyTorch (Theano, Caffe, Keras, etc. experience welcome if candidate is open to transitioning to TensorFlow or PyTorch)
-Python Multiprocessing
-Integration and testing in a laboratory setting of all of the above.

Preferred Skills:
-Computer vision
-Reinforcement learning
-Deep learning
-Filtering and estimation
-Dynamics and control
-Multi-agent planning and control
-Optimization / optimal control
-Robot hardware & software design
-UAV piloting
-Familiarity with all types of laboratory instrumentation, including oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, logic analyzers, and frequency counters

Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm