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2017-1634-JG: Computer Software Test Engineer (Contingent) - Detroit, MI
LocationMI, Detroit
ScheduleFull Time
Company1) Davidson Technologies, Inc.
Job Responsibilities

Incumbent serves as a senior engineer or computer scientist within TARDEC responsible for providing software engineering and lifecycle management services in support of embedded software products for military applications. Duties included conducting, monitoring, directing, performing software/computer engineering activities and conducting/coordinating research, software design, writing code and development, implementation, diagnosing & fixing bugs, test and integration in support of assigned technology/mission areas which are applied across vehicle system lines and/or on emerging or fielded components, subsystems and total systems. Activities may include conducting specific research and trade-off solution analysis, systems/software architecture development, coding/programing/integrating software applications for embedded control systems, software transition and product maintenance & support, executing market surveys, investigating technology transfer/insertion opportunities, requirements and specification development, contractor monitoring, failure analysis, configuration management, software quality assurance, writing documentation, communicating progress with management, peers and customers, collaborating with peers and partners, and technical support. Directs and participates in the preparation of program/project plans, documentation, engineering data & models, project schedules, budgets, and milestones necessary for the overall planning and execution of the assigned program. Develops, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations concerning acquisition documents, priorities, schedules, cost estimates, budgets, milestones and other program matters bearing on project/program assignments.

  • Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree in an engineering or computer science with relevant course work depicting software engineering/development for embedded electronic systems (must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to apply computer software sciences and systems engineering theories, principles, tools and best practices to address user needs and performance requirements with engineered, optimal, cost effective, reliable, maintainable, best-value, embedded systems software solutions.

  • Ability to model, architect, design, develop, code, integrate, test and manage vehicle electronic software solutions to provide and sustain operational capabilities within military ground systems and vehicles.

  • Ability to develop and execute software and electronics lifecycle management, development, transition and sustainment and support plans.

  • Ability to apply program management, project management, risk management, and value management techniques and principles to determine and optimize cost, schedule, and performance parameters from development to fielding for software products.

  • Proficient in high-level programming languages like C, C++, C#, Ada, Java.

  • Familiar with Operating Systems like UNIX, Linux, QNX, VxWorks, Windows.

  • Knowledge of Instrumentation Software (LabView, MATLAB), Communication Bus (CAN, USB, Ethernet), Scripting Tools (Powershell) and Microcontroller experience.

  • Familiar with development tools such as VMWARE, Visual Studio, DOORS, IBM Rhapsody or similar.

    *Knowledge of and ability to apply ISO/IEC 12207 standards for software and systems engineering and industry best practices associated with SEI Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) level 3 and above and Lean/6-Sigma principles to software process engineering, management and control.

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Secret clearance is required.