Software Engineer III-IV

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-303616
    • Job Location: Roseville , CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/13/2020
    • Years of Experience: 6+
    • Radford Job Code: 05103
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Develops product software using software engineering best-practices, while adhering to KUAS policies and procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

These duties and responsibilities apply to all levels of Software Engineers. 

Each successive level of Software Engineer builds on the identified typical job functions listed for the previous level(s) of Software Engineer

 

  • Ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Analyses and decomposes system, and subsystem requirements and specifications collaboratively with other engineering disciplines.
  • Writes software requirements specifications, software test descriptions, design descriptions, test reports, and progress reports.
  • Designs, implements, tests, and documents software according to specifications, using approved KUAS software processes and tools.
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Participates in code reviews, verifies software change specification compliance, and records review and verification results.
  • Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting. 
  • Participates in software effort planning and estimation activities.
  • Participates in tracking and reporting progress on assignments.
  • Supports collection of software development metrics and continuous improvement processes.
  • Complies with established KUAS business policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety policies and guidelines.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.

 Software Engineer III

  • May act as the Lead Engineer per procedure for complex projects, as assigned by their Manager.
  • May drive activities of several suppliers/teaming partners.
  • May be required to be a primary customer interface for a subsystem or function.
  • Mentors Level I-II Systems Engineers.
  • Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Team Engineers.
  • Supports business development efforts both in preparation of quotes and proposals as well as sales efforts.
  • Monitors and reports on customer satisfaction in relation to projects.

 Software Engineer IV

  • May act as Lead Engineer per procedure for very complex projects as assigned by their Manager.
  • Acts as Test Director when necessary.
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Plans projects and executes to the plan with attention to detail.
  • Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Software Engineers.
  • Manages the engineering team’s effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.
  • Reports project status periodically (actual budget/schedule vs. proposed budget/schedule).
  • Reports progress in meeting customer requirements periodically.
  • Mentors Level I-III Software Engineers.

 

Other Job Functions (all levels)

Other duties may be assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

None 

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (all levels):

  • Demonstrated understanding of Object Oriented programming principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the specific characteristics and requirements of real-time software and systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of classic software development life-cycle.
  • Ability to analyze and clearly document software requirements.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

Each successive level of Software Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Software Engineer

 

Software Engineer III

  • Requires BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science discipline, with appropriate software coursework and/or experience.
  • Expert in real-time C and/or C++ programming with 6+ years experience.

  • Expert fluency in debugging complex multi-process/multi-thread real-time systems.

  • Deep understanding of compiler nuances, and memory management.

  • Familiarity with common communications protocols and networking.

  • Experience with Java, C++ or other object oriented language.

     

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • 3+ years experience leading small teams of engineers in software development projects.

  • Modeling and Simulation experience.

 

Software Engineer IV

  • Requires BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science discipline, with appropriate software coursework and/or experience.
  • Expert level fluency with 11+ years experience in real-time C/C++ development.

  • Expert fluency with dynamic memory management.

  • Experience with PSP/TSP or Agile software development methodology.

  • Experience leading medium to large teams of engineers in software and systems development projects.

  • Experience with Matlab.

  • Experience integrating components built in multiple languages for multiple target environments.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • 6+ years experience leading small teams of engineers in software development projects.
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering Discipline with relevant software development training and experience.

 

WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and or manufacturing environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • May work extended hours or weekends.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

5-10% May be required between other KUAS locations