C++ Software Programmer

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Job Title: C++ Software Programmer
Location: Lexington, MA
Duration: 12 months and 40hr/wk

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


A software engineer is needed to participate in software development, integration, and testing in support of research and development programs. Program support is provided by US Government agencies, including the Department of Defense.

The candidate will work closely with a small team of software developers responsible for the development of a real-time, multi-subsystem, distributed avionics system which will enable unmanned aircraft to avoid collisions with other airborne traffic. The candidate's responsibilities will be to integrate the subsystems into the complete system and test the object-oriented software. The candidate will work with the system engineers and other test team members to devise tests and collect data using live and simulated data sources to ensure coverage of system requirements during the integration, subsystem testing, and field testing phases. As problems arise, the candidate will characterize and document issues and bugs that need to be addressed by the development team and verify that the issues have been resolved. To do this, the candidate needs to have a system view and needs to be able to quickly understand and assess complex distributed systems.

MS in Engineering or Computer Science with six or more years of relevant experience.

The Software Engineer is responsible for integration and test of software in a complex avionics system. Other key areas of involvement may include real-time considerations, fault tolerant system design, debugging, verification and validation of requirements, diagnostics and supporting the development environment. A willingness to produce high quality, well-documented software tests and reports for flight critical applications is essential.

Required Skills/Experience:
- Six or more years of software development, integration, and code management experience in C++ in a Linux environment
- Confidence and proficiency in integration and testing of complex end-to-end systems
- Experience in development and debugging of multi-threaded, real-time applications
- A highly-motivated, quick learner with a system view of complex software
- Experience in high-performance middleware for distributed systems, such as Data Distribution Service (DDS)
- Experience with surveillance systems, communications / networks, and data / systems analysis
- Demonstrated ability to perform software coding and integration in a team environment.
- Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of object-oriented languages and methodologies to support the design, development, and maintenance of extensible and reusable software components.
- Experience with standard software development configuration management practices using tools such as Subversion, Git, and Jira.
- Strong background in C/C++, UDP/IP, multi-threaded programming on Linux is required.
- Creation of data test suites using live and simulated data sources

Desired Skills/Experience:
- Experience with safety-critical avionics software such as DO-178C or ARP 4761
- Experience with the VxWorks real-time operating system
- Experience with the GNU tool set
- Strong familiarity with MATLAB tool development and analysis using the MATLAB software environment
- Familiarity with the DOORS requirements management system, DOORS/LaTex report generation, tracing and linking test artifacts to DOORS entries.
- Experience with Agile software development
- Experience with the Eclipse IDE
- Experience integrating and testing software algorithms that solve complex mathematical problems

Special talents or skills:
Must have strong written and oral communication skills and be able to work in a team environment. The candidate must be able to work independently and must be a quick starter. Secret Level Clearance required.


Founded in 1999, DPC is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why DPC has been voted "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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