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Ground Station Software Engineer

Company: Jobot
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

This Jobot Job is hosted by: Ben JosephAre you a fit? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply Now" button and sending us your resume.Salary: $150,000 - $250,000 per yearA bit about us:We are a leader in providing innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions to the US Department of Defense, the US Federal Civilian Agencies, allied governments, academic institutions, and commercial entities. We are proud to be a US owned and operated solutions provider to militaries, civilian governments, commercial entities, universities, and nonprofits worldwide. With production facilities in multiple locations in the United States and one in Europe, we can get the solutions our clients need quickly and avoiding potential snags involved in shipping equipment between countries.Why join us?We offer a positive culture with opportunities for career growth, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision insurances, paid vacation time, paid holidays, additional paid sick time, and a 401(k)-retirement plan with up to 4% company matching contribution.Job DetailsAbout UsWe are a leading unmanned aerial system technology innovator, and provides turn-key systems, subsystems, engineering services, training, and operational support to military and commercial customers worldwide.About the PositionWe are seeking an experienced UAS ground station software engineer to expand the capabilities of the Ground Control Station (GCS) that operates multiple aircraft. You will be writing code for the primary interface between the human user and the aircraft. It must be simple to use, mission focused, and assure flight safety. Your code will enable users to monitor health and status of the aircraft and manage vehicle flight paths to meet their mission objectives while balancing aircraft performance constraints, airspace constraints, dynamic weather conditions, datalink limitations, threat avoidance, and coordination with external entities.Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and write code to expand the capabilities of the Ground Control Station (GCS)
  • Work on a small team that handles all aspects of Ground Station Development including the Graphical User Interface (GUI), algorithm development, and the communications interface to the aircraft
  • Coordinate with operational users and the flight test team to respond to emerging operator needs and identify opportunities to expand the capabilities of the GCS software to reduce operator workload, increase mission success, and maximize flight safety Required Qualifications
    • Strong understanding of the requirements, architecture, and design features of UAS ground control stations
    • Significant experience writing code for UAS Ground Systems
    • Understanding of UAS architectures and subsystems
    • Understanding of aircraft flight management including aircraft performance constraints and airspace constraints.
    • Proficient writing code in object oriented languages (e.g. C#/Java/C++)
    • Strong sense of ownership and drive in digging into complex problemsDesired Qualifications
      • Understanding of Human Factors design for UAS command and control
      • Experience building simple and elegant graphical user interfaces
      • Network programming and understanding of the IP protocol
      • Experience with GIS mapping engines
      • Experience building a System Integration Lab (SIL) or Hardware Integration Lab (HIL) for Unmanned Aircraft
      • Experience supporting flight testSpecial Requirements:
        • U.S. Citizen required, per ITAR definitionInterested in hearing more? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

Keywords: Jobot, San Luis Obispo , Ground Station Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , San Luis Obispo, California

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