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Embedded Software Engineer


Severn, MD

Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Severn, MD
Category: Aerospace
Job ID: PFO0002M2

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We’re invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It’s our challenge as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It’s our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Do you have a passion for solving challenging software problems? What about Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) special projects? Sound interesting? If so, then Jacobs has a great opportunity for you as an Embedded Software Engineer.

This opportunity is in our Special Projects Division (SPD). SPD is a rapidly growing group within the Rapid Solutions business unit of Jacobs. This division has a small company atmosphere where you can solve challenging problems, expand your abilities, and advance your career.

The Embedded Software Engineer will support embedded software design and test. Tasking may include:

Perform C/C++ embedded firmware development.
Make use of C and C++11 language constructs and patterns.
Use requirements to analyze, design, and implement functional needs.
Write unit tests using Google test framework.
Write bash and python scripts.
Interface with FPGA devices and Windows GUI or web server.
Coordinate with hardware engineers to develop requirements and test engineers to build and configure tests. Work in a Scrum environment using Atlassian tools, and participate in daily standups, weekly sprint planning, and PR code reviews.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Five years embedded firmware development.
Five years C/C++ development.
Five years’ experience with low level device drivers such as UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, ADC, DAC, etc.
Past development of engineering applications that make use of physical principles and mathematical methods.
Experience with board support packages.
Experience with RTOS such as Keil RTX.
Ability to read schematics.  
U.S. Citizenship
Must be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.


Bachelor’s degree or higher in Physics, Math, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Experience with Xilinx or MicroSemi FPGAs.
Experience with Windows GUI.
Understanding of RF concepts.
Willingness to quickly learn new technologies and aspects of the job.
Self-starter who takes initiative and solves problems on own.
Communicates well in personal interactions and in writing.
Active security clearance.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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