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Systems & Technology Research Embedded Systems Software Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR is seeking a software engineer to support embedded system development for a variety of sensor system domains including space, airborne, and undersea sensor development. The perfect candidate will have experience implementing embedded signal processing systems for military applications, a background in relevant engineering disciplines (signal processing, aerospace, undersea, command and control), and be proficient at programming in at least one (preferably more than one) high-level languages (e.g. C/C++, Python) and have a strong understanding of embedded system development challenges. We expect the software systems we develop and deliver to meet standards of quality, maintainability, and reuse. Therefore, experience with sound software engineering principles, as well as software unit test tools and methodologies are valuable.

The Role:

STR is hiring a Software Engineer to work in a small team on tasks including software design, development, unit and integration testing and documentation for a variety of embedded sensor applications. The Software Engineer will develop software with an eye toward architectural alignment of capabilities and will follow good coding hygiene by performing design and code reviews. This position will offer the opportunity for technical leadership, project planning, design analysis, software development, software testing, and fielding of capabilities. The role will require the engineer to interpret and understand requirements as they relate to the capabilities we deliver. This position is within the System Development Division group, which works across space, airborne, and undersea sensor systems and the C2 capabilities that enable them.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field,

  • Embedded Software development in C/C++

  • Processor System-On-Chip

  • Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs)/Digital to Analog Converters (DACs)

  • Memory Controllers

  • Direct Memory Access (DMA) Engines

  • Processor architectures (ARM, PowerPC, x86)

  • Low level Software Development such as

  • Processor/Board Support Packages (PSP/BSP)

  • Device Firmware

  • Device Drivers

  • BIOS Development

  • Operating System Development

  • Data Busses

  • PCI Express(PCIe), Ethernet, SPI, CAN Bus

  • ARINC 429, ARINC 664, ARINC 825, J1939

  • MIL-STD-1553

  • UART (RS-232, RS-422, RS-485)

  • Configuration/Change Management Systems

  • Software Requirements Creation/Management

  • Software Verification and Validation

  • Hardware/Software Integration & Debug using integrated development environments (IDE)

  • Ability to obtain a Security clearance

Even Better:

  • Knowledge of Model Based System Engineering tools and methodologies (NoMagic/Cameo, SysML, UML, DoDAF, Matlab)

  • Demonstrated expertise in integration of capabilities spanning disparate development platforms and languages

  • Experience with git/Gitlab, Confluence, Jira

  • Experience deploying software on DoD program-of-record systems

  • Prior participation in an open source community

  • Experience with Agile lifecycle methodologies and tools and/or a DevSecOps environment

  • Active Security Clearance

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws