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2017-1634-JG: Acquisition Software Test Engineer (Contingent) - Warren, MI & Huntsville, AL
LocationMI, Warren/Detroit
ScheduleFull Time
Company1) Davidson Technologies, Inc.
Job Responsibilities
The candidate will serve as a senior engineer or computer scientist within the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC), responsible for providing software engineering and lifecycle management services in support of embedded software products for military applications. Duties shall include:

  • Conducting, monitoring, directing, and performing software/computer engineering activities
  • Conducting & coordinating research, software design, writing code & development, implementation, diagnosing & fixing bugs, testing & 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
  • Conduct specific research and trade-off solutions analysis, systems/software architecture development, coding/programming/integrating software  applications for embedded control systems, software transition & product maintenance & support, executing market surveys, investigating technology  transfer/insertion opportunities, requirements & specification development, contractor monitoring, failure analysis, configuration management,  software quality assurance, writing documentation, communication progress with management, peers, & customers, collaborating with peers &  partners, and technical support
  • Direct and participate 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
  • Develop, review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning acquisition documents, priorities, schedules, cost estimates, budgets, milestones,  and other program matters bearing on project/program assignments
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in an engineering or computer science with relevant coursework depicting software engineering/development for embedded  electronic systems from an accredited educational institution, recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Desired Competencies/Experience/Certifications:
  • Abilities 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
  • Abilities to model, architect, design, develop, code, integrate, test and manage vehicle electronic software solutions to provide and sustain  operations capabilities within military ground systems and vehicles
  • Abilities to develop and execute software and electronics lifecycle management, development, transition, sustainment, and support plans
  • Abilities 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
  • Proficiency in high-level programming languages like C, C++, C#, Ada, and Java
  • Familiarity with operating systems like UNIX, Linux, QNX, VxWorks, and Windows
  • Knowledge of instrumentation software such as LabView & MATLAB; communication bus such as CAN, USB & Ethernet, scripting tools such as  Powershell and experience with microcontroller
  • Familiarity 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 
  • Experience with Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) level three (3) and above
  • Lean/6-Sigma principles to software process engineering, management, and control

    Clearance Requirements:
  • Must be able to obtain or already possess a secret security clearance