Senior Software Development Engineer

Senior Software Development Engineer

Reports to: Principal/Lead Software Development Engineer

Note: This position is based in Irving, Texas. You must be authorized to work in the United States to apply.


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for developing, documenting, and testing embedded Linux and bare-metal software based on system requirements. Embedded software development for airborne data acquisition and ground support equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Actual duties and responsibilities may vary as a result of corporate directives, departmental objectives and special projects, in addition to the duties outlined below:

  • Design, implement and test new embedded firmware features including device drivers, interfaces to application layer software and integration of third-party
  • Support problem resolution on existing products by reproducing, analyzing and proposing fixes
  • Coordinate with other team members at multiple sites as required to resolve technical problems
  • Integrate code in a multi-developer, multi-site development environment
  • Develop software and generate requirements per RTCA DO-178C and FAA TSO certification
  • Participate in all phases of the software lifecycle including requirements definition, coding, integrating, and
  • Perform testing of avionics hardware and software to meet RTCA, FAA or MIL certification
  • Perform simple subsystem bread boarding, integration, and test of production
  • Provide customer support for critical issues regarding design, development and testing of Flight Data Systems
  • Contribute towards the timely disposition of Problem Reports against the software of Flight Data Systems products.
  • Demonstrated understanding of projects from the perspective of both client and business
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and cooperative attitude
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent or related field with minimum 5 to 7 years of direct experience in embedded software development.
  • Thorough working knowledge of C and C++
  • Python, BASH and Lua scripting experience
  • Familiar with Intel FPGAs and SoC FPGAs, g. Nios II softcore and ARM HPS processors
  • Experience with Subversion or Git version control systems
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills in bringing up new hardware quickly, solid understanding and proven track record of resolving hardware/software integration issues, comfortable to debug at board level using logic analyzers & oscilloscopes
  • Hands-on Linux device driver development experience with devices such as Ethernet, UART, ARINC interfaces, USB host/device, Wi-Fi, I2C, SPI, NAND Flash,
  • Linux and Windows GUI application development experience
  • Highly organized team player with excellent technical communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Local candidates will be given preference

Flight Data Systems offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, health, and dental benefits, and 401K.

Flight Data Systems is an equal opportunity employer. In addtion to equal opportunitiy being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Flight Data Systems’ principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Flight Data Systems prohibits any form of workplace harassment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the person is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, reach with arms and hands, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The person must occasionally life and/or move up to 30lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The Associate should be able to see, hear and understand speech, communicate, lift computer equipment, supplies and materials, use office equipment and computers. If requested by an applicant or employee, we may provide reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so classified. We have the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the person is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time and an air-conditioned and heated office. The noise level is occasionally high.

Flight Data Systems is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal or state law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.