Senior Software Engineer

Physical Optics Corp. - Greater Los Angeles Area

Posted 763 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Defense & Space, Aviation & Aerospace, Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
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Job description


A fast-growing Southern California high tech company specializing in advanced defense and homeland security solutions is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for its Applied Technologies Division. The successful candidate will develop applications software/embedded software for military avionics and other electronics in imaging and non-imaging sensors/systems, sensor/system control modules and onboard data processors.



  • Development and documentation of detailed software specifications based on features, capabilities and requirements of the user/customer.
  • Execution of software development including planning, designing, implementation, and testing/benchmarking on on-going programs and IR&D projects
  • Development of software applications/firmware to be embedded in electronic hardware and execution of software-hardware integration
  • Analysis and resolution of complex system-level software-hardware integration issues.
  • Providing technical leadership on software issues in project-specific tiger teams.
  • Ensuring compliance with in-house software configuration management (CM) and quality assurance processes.
  • Implementation and documentation of software testing and debugging process
  • Validation of software to meet documented performance/operational specifications and code optimization for computationally efficiency.
  • Documenting development in compliance with regulations (e.g. DO-178B)
  • Providing technical write-ups related to software development on bids and proposals

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field required;  Masters Degree preferred. 
  • 5+ years experience in application & driver code with embedded Linux or similar Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for avionics applications. Familiarity with RTOS (Wind River VxWorks and/or Green Hills Integrity) is a plus.
  • Experience with Network File System (NFS) and USB 3.0/device driver development.
  • Experience in C++, Java, C#, and other object oriented languages
  • Knowledge of image and video algorithm specification and implementation
  • Familiarity with wireless networking and general security/IA issues a plus
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Efficiently multi-task, and commit to and work under deadlines
  • Experience in technical writing to produce software documentation
  • Familiarity with software configuration management (CM) and tools
  • Familiarity with CMMI and DO178B processes


                                       U.S. citizenship is required.

About this company

Physical Optics Corp.

At Physical Optics Corporation you will work with "technologies that make a difference".   We offer unique opportunities and choices for the right kind of people, who are creative, innovative problem solvers and who desire growth in our organization. Thus far POC has developed over 40 proven technologies, supported by 92 US patents, 7 licensing agreements and 6 spin-off companies whose production and large scale manufacturing is in progress. POC is a private, employee owned company and offers a competitive salary, full benefits, medical package, an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), 401K, and a special working environment that will utilize your talents. We are proud of the fact that over 150 POC employees have been promoted or taken positions with our spin-off companies.    


At POC, you can pursue the career you have always imagined!                                                                          



                      We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Physical Optics Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.                                                                

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