PAE, Inc Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Job Description

PAE is a leading provider of support for essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. PAE’s portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, meteorological data collection platforms, range operations and national security solutions, to support complex missions for customers around the world.

PAE, in support of the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) out of Stennis Space Center (SSC), is currently seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer reporting to the Engineering Manager. The Senior Embedded Software Engineer will have a critical role in both maintaining and developing platforms that provide real time, high quality weather and climate observations used in public safety products such as marine and tropical storm forecasts and tsunami warnings.


  • Develop, implement, and maintain software/firmware for real-time data acquisition, embedded microprocessor systems and support software to established standards and specifications using approved programming languages.

  • Test software to assure accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness to achieve desired results.

  • Review implemented systems, understand and interpret error reports, troubleshoot and debug systems in the embedded environment.

  • Interface legacy systems to new digital and analog inputs.

  • Lead preliminary and critical design reviews, interpreting software requirements and recognizing associated risks.

  • Communicate effectively with the client’s technical team to understand project requirements, identify potential issues and provide resolutions.

  • Prepare procedures and documentation for system operation, maintenance, testing, and configuration.


  • Ability to manage a development team while also being a strong individual contributor.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with client, peers, and management.

  • Ability to use common test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.

  • Ability to quickly learn new tools, programming languages, and design concepts.

  • Familiarity with low-power circuits and software.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in real-time software development and testing.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in writing software (in C, C++ or JAVA) for microcontrollers.

  • Experience in using CASE tools for design and development.

  • Experience in writing GUI-driven software for Windows.

  • Experience in writing software for embedded Linux processor boards such as Gumstix and Raspberry Pi.

  • Experience in developing software drivers for control of digital and analog hardware devices.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.