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Jacobs Senior Embedded Linux Kernel Engineer in Severn, Maryland

Critical Mission Solutions

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Your Impact:

Do you have a passion for Linux kernel and driver development for state-of-the-art Software Defined Radios or ISR special projects? If so, then we have a great opportunity for you. We recently created a role for embedded Linux kernel development engineer to work in our Special Projects Division (SPD).

SPD is a rapidly growing business within the Rapid Solutions sector of Jacobs. This division is a small subset (<100) of the company comprised of engineers of various disciplines organized into product development teams. The small company atmosphere provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your engineering skills on the most challenging problems while also expanding your abilities and advancing your career.

  • Configure and customize Linux kernels on SoC and microcontroller platforms.

  • Design and implement drivers for custom SDR hardware platforms.

  • Participate in software architecture development.

  • Utilize development boards and/or breadboards to prove out circuit designs.

  • Work with electrical and mechanical engineers to develop products.

  • Integrate software onto circuit boards and test to prove they function as expected, debug as required.

  • Assist in the development of production-level tests.

  • Support transition to production.

  • Perform failure analysis on problem areas.

  • Document results of testing and failure analysis.

  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.

  • Assist in creating cost estimates for related activities.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required :

  • Five years’ experience in Linux kernel and/or driver development.

  • Five years’ C/C++ development.

  • Past development of engineering applications that make use of physical principles and mathematical methods.

  • Experience with board support packages.

  • Experience with RTOS such as Keil RTX.

  • Ability to read schematics.

  • Active Secret Clearance.

Preferred :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science,or related discipline.

  • Experience with Crypto Key management.

  • Experience with tamper detection and resistant design.

  • Software Architecture development.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

  • Works well as a part of a team.

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office software products.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to write software and/or firmware.

  • Experience design for low power systems.

  • Experience in FPGA, SoC and/or microcontroller-based designs.

  • Experience with tracking and/or communications products.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance.


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