General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Software Developer: Mid-Level, C/C++ Embedded in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17387BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Software Developer: Mid-Level, C/C++ Embedded

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a C/C++ Software Developer to join our GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly supporting the Mission Processing tam, here in Rancho Bernardo, CA. This developer is needed to research, design, develop and/or modify enterprise-wide end–user, system level, and data management software applications.


  • Designs and develops C++ applications on Linux for sensor management and data processing software.

  • Responsible for unit testing, integration testing, software maintenance, and documentation and meeting software quality and compliance standards.

  • Evaluates integration of software applications with the overall computing environment.

  • Communicates with domain experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle.

  • Contributes to planning of application development and deployment.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information systems or related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have the ability to contribute individually, as well as lead small teams of three to four developers for detailed design, development and code reviews.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of programming and analysis concepts.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Good communication, computer and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a internal audience.

  • The ability to work independently and as well as lead a team of three to four software professionals..

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.

  • Should have experience with the following: C/C++ application development, OOP, Multi-threaded application development on Linux OS.

  • TCP/UDP Socket programming and experience with SCM tools is desired.

  • Other tools/skills desired: C++ 11, Java, C#, Scripting languages (Bash, Python), Open Source and Unit Testing Tools.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance. (Requires U.S.CITIZENSHIP and no criminal or credit issues.)

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.