Embedded Sr Software Engineer

Sierra Nevada Corp.

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Sparks, NV

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Do you enjoy developing new products and services? Join us! Our Software Engineers work in an agile, collective environment. You will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, develop, test, certify and improve cutting-edge software products. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll perform coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of systems and software throughout our development process. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new software products throughout the product lifecycle.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST

This role is open to a hybrid schedule


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related discipline and typically 10-14 years of relevant experience
  • Expert knowledge of engineering principles and computer science fundamentals
  • Familiarity with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Standard, including:
    • Experience using the FACE Conformal Test Suite (CTS)
    • Experience working with a FACE Verification Authority (VA)
    • Experience integrating an OpenGL application into a FACE Platform-Specific Services Segment (PSSS)
    • Experience developing FACE (I/O Services Segment) IOSS drivers
  • Proficient in data structures and algorithms with the C/C++ programming languages
  • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems and embedded systems
  • Ability to work in a highly-collaborative multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong organization skills and work ethic
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Experience developing complex/multi-component software systems
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Experience presenting technical topics and status to internal and external teams
  • Familiarity with FAA certification processes (ARP-4754 / DO-178 / DO-254 / etc.)
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-882E and Joint Software Systems Safety Engineering Handbook
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) modelling techniques and tools
  • Proficient in Python, Matlab, and other programming languages
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycles such as Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, and Spiral
  • Knowledge of computer graphics (OpenGL / Vulkan)
  • Interest in avionics systems, drones, robotics, computer vision, control systems, statistics, mathematics and/or computer networking


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.