Software Systems Engineer in Fort Belvoir, VA at DCS

Date Posted: 5/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are currently hiring Software / Systems Engineers to join our team in Alexandria, VA to support the development of advanced electro optic / infra-red (EOIR) sensor technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities for US Army manned and unmanned ground vehicle platforms. 

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) program is a priority for the US Army Futures Command and is at the forefront of the Army’s modernization initiatives. As a Software / Systems Engineer with DCS, you will work with the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center to modernize the Army’s fleet of ground combat vehicles and provide advanced sensor technologies that will increase performance of large scale robotic ground vehicles and reduce crew workload of manned ground vehicle platforms. 

Essential Job Functions:

You will work with cross functional teams to understand vehicle architectures, including network topology, subsystem component relationships, and subsystem component interfaces required to develop, integrate, and test Automated Target Recognition (AiTR) and sensor subsystems onto both manned ground vehicle platforms and manned ground vehicle platforms.

You will support development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities that will reduce operator workload, including the development of Automated Target Recognition (AiTR) algorithms.

You will configure and maintain the C5ISR System Integration Lab (SIL) at Fort Belvoir, VA to perform hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) functional, performance, and integration testing for the AiTR and sensor subsystem.  For sensor and AiTR subsystem components where hardware is not available, you will configure the SIL to use representative subsystem component simulations.

You will work with the CCDC Ground vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) to negotiate and validate subsystem interfaces between the AiTR and sensor subsystem and other vehicle subsystems.

You will provide onsite support at customer and US Army facilities where you will load, configure, and maintain AiTR and sensor subsystem software in System Integration Labs (SILs) and manned / robotic ground vehicle platforms in support of military exercises and field demonstrations.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance at the secret level.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.

Five plus years preferred of C++ programming experience with a strong emphasis on object-oriented programming (OOP). 

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent customer interaction.

Independent thinker, proven problem solver, and troubleshooter.

Real-Time Embedded development experience highly preferred.

Experience programming in a Linux and Windows OS environments.

Desired Skills:

Two to three years of experience proven orming sensor integration, including interfacing with sensor systems using traditional video interface standards such as GigE Vision, Cameralink, etc., to provide command / control and to receive data / video

Two to three years of experience developing digital video software applications