FLIR Systems Software Engineer - Imaging Systems in Billerica, Massachusetts

Be visionary

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Those individuals who are on the forefront of “saving lives and livelihoods” are at the center of everything we do – everyday! Our team is passionate about blazing new trails to Innovate the future, Winning and striving to exceed the customers’ expectations every day, nimble and moves decisively at the Speed of heat to embrace better ways to pursue our mission, all with Integrity - doing the right thing even when no one is looking. We are the Sixth Sense.


We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team responsible for developing next generation multi-spectral (infrared, low light and visible light) imaging systems. At FLIR, we continually strive to provide our customers with a Mission-Critical Advantage by applying leading edge technology to every product that we design. The work entails the design and implementation of advanced, real-time, image processing algorithms that execute on state of the art vision processors, employing multiple VLIW cores and a variety of hardware accelerators. Candidates must be self-motivated, able to work independently on complex systems and collaborate in a fast paced, dynamic environment.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • BS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant software engineering experience is required.

  • The successful candidate will have a proven record that demonstrates the ability to design and implement complex software subsystems. This experience should include all phases of the software development life cycle, from product inception, through design, implementation, new product introduction and support.

  • Complete command of the C/C++ programming language is required. Experience with SIMD (single instruction multiple data) instruction set processors is desirable. Exposure to object-oriented design methods and concepts is required. Familiarity with the related software development, configuration management and bug tracking tools is assumed.

  • A strong image processing background (e.g. point functions, convolution filters, color correction, dead pixel replacement, detail enhancement, image scaling, image warping, super-resolution, Gaussian noise reduction, impulse noise reduction, etc.) is required. Exposure to computer vision and video analytics, using convolutional neural networks, is desirable.

  • The ability to design and implement real-time, embedded, software systems, using asymmetric multiprocessing techniques, in a multithreaded environment, is desirable. Exposure to commercial, real-time operating systems (e.g. VxWorks, ThreadX, MQX, etc.) and Linux is also desirable. Familiarity with the Qt Application Framework is a plus.


FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.