Lead Software Engineer

A highly regarded Elite Technical client is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Software Engineer to lead a software development team advancing their unmanned aircraft systems.

As a senior member of the Software Engineering Department and Product Owner and Lead for a software development team you will:
• Lead and evangelize software development
• Lead a software team solving complex problems with elegant software solutions
• Develop and test software using industry best practices
• Be responsible for assuring the delivery of high quality software
• Represent software engineering internally and externally and interact with senior personnel on key technical matters
• Mentor other software engineers and advise software management

This work can be performed remotely or at our client's engineering facility in Hood River, Oregon. This position supports either option. Hood River is a mecca for outdoor sports such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, hiking and skiing (plus many more). If you're passionate about what you do and want to live and work in an amazing place this is a great opportunity.

Due to the nature of the work to be performed, any candidate seeking consideration must be a U.S. citizen.

Required Skills

Education & Experience
BS degree in engineering, computer science or similar discipline from an accredited course of study.
Typical experience: 9-13 years in an engineering classification with a Bachelor's degree or 7-11 years' experience in an engineering classification with a Master's degree.

Required skills:
• Experience leading a software development team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Experience with programming languages C++ and C#
• Experience developing client facing Windows applications using Windows UI presentational technologies
• Experience designing for resource constrained systems and experience with embedded and application software development
• Experience with safety critical systems desired
• Strong problem-solving abilities, careful attention to detail, open to taking direction and adapting to course corrections
• Excellent modeling, software, and debugging skills
• Willingness to learn and contribute to a software engineering department

- Experience with safety critical systems desired
- Experience developing systems for unmanned vehicles/drones
- Knowledge of communications, networking, and protocols desired
- Experience developing software for and integrating sensor and camera systems desired

Due to the nature of the work, any candidate seeking consideration must be a U.S. citizen capable of obtaining a Secret clearance.

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Anticipated Start Date

Monday, December 21, 2020

Job Type

Direct Hire

Anticipated Duration


Date Posted

Monday, November 30, 2020

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