Principal Software Engineer
Leonardo S.p.A.
Southampton United Kingdom
32d ago

Job Description

Principal Software Engineer


Job Description and Skills

The role covers two main areas :

The design,development and maintenance of robust software for market leading cooledthermal imaging cores based upon a bespoke Android hardware platform.

Thesystem has been designed with power efficiency and performance in mind from theground up and as such makes use of a number of cutting edge technologies suchas GPU compute for real time image processing.

This role also includes thedesign and development of Android software to control external devices andother sensors to meet specific customer system requirements.

Additional tasksinclude software to monitor hardware performance in real time and to aid withsystem verification.

The design,development and maintenance of in-house test software. The candidate will be expectedto develop and code software to interface with custom-

built hardware to controlboth test equipment and test our range of detector products.

Key Responsibility Area

  • To developsoftware concepts and specifications working with product design authoritiesand customers.
  • To plansoftware development tasks
  • To developmodular, reusable and testable code.
  • To developsoftware to specification, cost and timescale estimates
  • To completesoftware verification tasks
  • To releaseand document software
  • To work todesign process and procedures
  • To workwith hardware engineers to debug and integrate software
  • To workwith suppliers of Android platform at a Kernel level.
  • Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

    Key Skills and Experience

    Essential :

  • Recognised 2.1. Degree or higher in Software Eng., Physics or ElectronicEng.
  • Experienced Java developerand experience of another language, e.g. C++ / C# / LabView
  • Experienced in writing multi-threaded applications.
  • Experienced in makingLinux kernel device tree modifications.
  • Experience of using version control systems, suchas Git.
  • Ability to assimilate and apply technicalinformation to design tasks and to problem solving
  • Ability toapply software engineering best practices throughout the development lifecycle
  • Evidence of good organisation, planning andexecution of work
  • Ability to work closely in a team with otherengineering and science disciplines
  • Effective communicator with attention to detail anda flexible approach.
  • Experience of working with customers to developrequirements into technical definitions and specifications
  • Desirable :

  • Certified qualifications in Software Development
  • Experience of writing unit tests
  • Knowledge of OpenGL / real time image processing
  • Experienced in writing software to communicate withperipheral hardware devices
  • Experience of other languages
  • Experience of using development environments, suchas Android Studio
  • Experienceof developing software in a product development environment
  • Knowledge of micro-electronics
  • Hands-on laboratory test and measurement experience
  • Intrinsic Factors

  • Office based, full time hours
  • Display Screen User Equipment
  • Tight deadlines working to achieve milestones andproject deadlines, whilst working on concurrent projects
  • Requirement for some travel on an occasional basis.
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