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Senior Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2207544
Location: MIDDLETOWN, RI, United States
Date Posted: Jun 8, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Embedded SW Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer experienced in FPGA-based design to support the development, integration, and testing of a wide range of underwater systems in Middletown, RI


  • You will work within a multidisciplinary team of SAIC and government electrical engineers and computer engineers to define, design, and verify embedded electronic and processing systems for undersea applications. 
  • You will define requirements, generate architectural and detailed designs, generate test plans, lead and execute the testing of analog & digital electronic systems including debugging of embedded electronic and software systems. 
  • You will be exposed to a wide variety of projects and interesting engineering challenges. 
  • You must be highly motivated and have excellent problem solving and organizational skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently with changing deadlines and priorities.



  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in embedded design and electronic system testing
  • Software:
    • Proficiency with C/C++ & Python
    • Experience with different embedded software architectures
    • Experience writing device drivers for bare-metal systems and Linux
    • Experience with different processor boot sequences
  • FPGAs:
    • Proficiency with VHDL or Verilog
    • Utilizes Test Driven Design (TDD) and creates self-testing test benches for every level of design
    • Experience with clock domain crossing & timing closure techniques
    • Experience with both pure FPGAs and MPSoCs
    • Experience with Xilinx Vivado/SDK or Vitis preferred. Altera Quartus acceptable.


  • Must be able to obtain and hold a clearance up to the level of SECRET


  • Software:
    • Experience with symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing
    • Experience with linker scripts
    • Experience with development for an embedded Linux system
    • Experience with FreeRTOS or another real time operating system
    • Experience with Git, SVN, or some other repository tool
    • Experience with different kinds of development cycles (agile, waterfall, etc)
  • FPGAs:
    • Experience building PetaLinux and creating drivers
  • Electrical:
    • Comfortable going through schematics to debug hardware issues
    • Comfortable with lab devices such as multimeters, logic analyzes, oscilloscopes, etc.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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