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Software Engineer - Secret

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Systems Engineer, in Palmdale, CA​​​​.

Job Description: 
  • As part of an Agile/Scrum team, you will collaborate on all software development activities including requirements elicitation, design, development, documentation, testing, integration, more testing, and debugging of software.
  • You will be a key member of a team that is responsible for the development and maintenance of airborne and ground-based systems.
  • This role will leverage your advanced object-oriented programming knowledge, experiences, and stretch you to your highest potential.
  • As a member of the Advanced Development Program (ADP aka Skunkworks) team, you will enjoy a fast-paced, challenging, and always-exciting environment.
  • We don't sit and wait for instructions in ADP, we press forward and figure out how to produce the highest quality and advanced systems on the planet.
  • Every day you will be balancing between adherence to software development standards, processes, procedures, tools, and your passion for pushing the envelope.
  • You will participate in Agile ceremonies throughout each iteration and increment of the project where you are held accountable by your team and our customers to produce what you promise.
  • You will be integral to our DevSecOps environment, applying your knowledge of software engineering practices to evolve our Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline.
  • Bring your creative problem-solving skills to our dynamically growing organization.
  • Bring your advanced software programming experience, your passion for interesting and challenging SW development & integration work.
  • Bring your excitement for collaborating on an Agile team alongside our customers.
  • Mostly, bring your enthusiasm for rewarding work that enables the critical systems on our most advanced high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.


  • BS+11 YRS or MS+9 YRS

Skills and Qualifications :

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Other Engineering degrees are considered with significant engineering software development experience.
• Experience in one or more programming software languages: Ada, C, C++, C#, Python, and/or Java.
• Experience with the software development process in a team environment (peer reviews, unit testing, configuration management, defect tracking)
• Familiar with Navigation, Guidance, and Control Systems
• Experience with programming MIL-STD-1553 busses
• Familiar with Agile/Scrum methodologies, Agile Process Tools (e.g. JIRA, Gitlab)
• Windows or Linux application or server-side development
• Development of real-time systems or use of real-time operating systems (RTOS), such as Wind River VxWorks or Green Hills Integrity
• Object-Oriented Programming Principles
• Experience with developing software for air vehicle systems
• Experience with integrating hardware and software, Rhapsody or other model-based software development
• Experience using standard office software tools/solutions e.g., Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)
• Ability to travel up to 10%


Demonstrated experience with the following:

• Ability to build and maintain relationships, collaborate with others, engage in constructive conflict, and manage interpersonal dynamics
• Solid decision making and judgment
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Basic financial and business acumen
• Ability to deliver results for the business in partnership with program managers and other functional disciplines/organizations as needed
• Cost Account Management (CAM) experience or knowledge is desired
• Successful candidates will possess attributes of a self-starter, go-getter, and positive attitude.
• Must have simulation, embedded software, and/or MIL-STD-1553 busses experience.
• Must be a strong software developer with Ada and/or C++ programming skills. Lead experience is highly desired for an emerging leader.

Must-Have experience:

• Super strong Programming experience in one or more programming software languages: Ada, C, C++, C#, Python, and/or Java is required (Ada preferred)
• Experience with programming MIL-STD-1553 busses
• Must have technical experience with Avionic Software systems

Job Number: 2110142100
Job Location: Palmdale, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/26/2021
Last Updated: 12/03/2021
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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