Embedded Systems Software Engineer

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred


Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

Do you enjoy working on the latest open source project or designing new control and interface software for vital hardware? Would you be interested in participating in the design and deployment of critical control software that could enable communication, save lives or provide tactical information necessary for our troops? General Dynamics Mission Systems (SATCOM) currently has an opening for an Embedded Systems Software Engineer that is highly motivated to learn and contribute to a cross functional team. Our SATCOM team deals with all levels of software development from writing dedicated software for micro-controllers with no operating system to designing web pages and display interfaces for system level control computers. As a result, to be part of our State College, PA based development team, you must have a high level of commitment and motivation, be willing to be flexible and learn quickly.

We are seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills that seek to put their love of solving problems to work in a team environment. As part of the team, you'll have a role throughout the software development process which includes:


As part of the team, the candidate will play a lead role throughout the product development process which includes:

  • Requirements analysis and specification
  • Systems Architecture and Design Documentation
  • Software Design documentation
  • Present System Level and SW architecture and design at formal reviews such as PDR and CDR
  • Design, code development and test.
  • Programming using C / C++ or other programming languages
  • Lead and Participate in Internal peer reviews
  • Collaborate with engineers from other disciplines
  • Develop Test plans and validation methodologies
  • Software and System Integration and Test
  • Release documentation
  • Production and Field support


  • Agile development
  • Rational Team Concert (RTC)
  • Real-Time Systems/Operating Systems
  • Signal Processing and/or Digital Communications
  • Multiprocessor/multicore or distributed processing experience
  • Embedded software experience using Linux, SMX or VxWorks
  • Low level programming of device drivers in Linux and real time environments
  • Web interface/HTML
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Eclipse development environments
  • IAR development tools
  • LabVIEW development environment

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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