Department of Defence Jobs – Software Engineer

Website Department of Defence

Job Description:

Under limited guidance, the Senior Embedded Flight Software Engineer will work as part of integrated teams from Defence, academia and industry to deliver flight code for hypersonic flight test vehicles. The duties of the successful candidate include the following (note: not all duties are required to be performed during a 12 month performance cycle):

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and sustain effective relationships with a network of internal and external research partners in the area of high speed weapons research across academia, industry and government.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and assist with providing technical and administrative high-level scientific advice.
  • Manage and maintain currency in the Science & Technology disciplines related to embedded systems software development, high speed weapons systems, and FTV mission systems.
  • Generate new knowledge to produce enhanced capability for clients and sponsors related to high speed flight test vehicle firmware and mission systems.
  • Implement scientific and engineering methodologies to solve FTV flight software development and integration problems of considerable complexity.
  • Develop, maintain, and integrate flight software into prototype flight test vehicles (FTV), including, but not limited to, mission sequencing, Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) algorithms, COTS (e.g GPS, IMU, etc.) module interfaces, and telemetry.
  • Develop bespoke software modules for interfacing with systems such as FTV sensors and data collection, actuation systems and GNC.
  • Ensure professional scientific and engineering standards are maintained through the application of established principles.
  • Deliver high quality scientific and engineering reports including briefs and presentations.
  • Work with other team members in areas such as mission systems, electrical ground support equipment, closed loop testing, and data analysis to provide advice, integration support, test requirements, ground test & evaluation assistance, and trials support.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Defence

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:  Eagle Farm, Queensland, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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