Folsom, California

Do you enjoy developing new products and services? Join us! Our Software Engineers work in an agile, collective environment. You will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, develop, test, certify and improve cutting-edge software products. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll perform coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of systems and software throughout our development process. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new software products throughout the product lifecycle.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST

Software engineer will be required to support embedded FPGA software design. The candidate is required to perform requirement analysis, design, development, documentation, integration and test of hardware level software programming (FPGA, SoC, MPSoC, microcontroller, etc.). Software designs will be integrated into small form factor security devices and network real-time embedded systems.

Responsibilities include software requirement generation, high level and detail design, implementation, unit test, integration, test, and debug.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs embedded FPGA/SoC/MPSoC and microcontroller software
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with hardware/systems engineers in the design of security based mobile computing platforms
  • Determines system user needs and analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems
  • Ensures software standards are met
  • Elicits, derives, and documents software and/or system requirements to meet internal or external customer specifications
  • Defines software and/or system architecture, designs software modules, and produces associated documentation per corporate or customer standards
  • Writes and tests software modules and integrates with other software and/or hardware components
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related discipline
  • Typically 4 or more years of relevant experience in software and/or hardware engineering disciplines
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Experience with embedded software development (C/C++)
  • Experience with Microcontroller programming (hardware level programming)
  • Familiarity with interrupt processing and memory allocation
  • Experience using development/debug tools, such as Visual Studio, JTAG Ice, GNU Debugger
  • Experience with hardware interfaces, such as Serial/I2C/SPI, USB, and Ethernet
  • Previous experience with generating software product design documentation, such as SRS, SDD, STP, STD, etc.
  • Experience with integration/troubleshooting tools such as Scope/Logic/USB/I2C analyzers
  • Secure coding best practice skills with understanding of various standards, such as MISRA and DO-178B
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGA/SoC/MPSoC software design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment
  • Co-work with hardware engineers in circuit board and system integration
  • Co-work with systems engineers for requirement definition, allocation, and verification
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Linux experience application level (Makefiles, Source control, Basic linux commands)
  • Some firmware education or training (VHDL or Verilog)
  • Worked with Linux BSPs to bring up a board
  • Microblaze software design experience
  • Experience developing solutions for Mobile Computing platforms
  • Experience developing data interchange formats/APIs
  • Software design experience with Linux Operating Systems, Device Drivers, and related Board Support Packages (BSPs)
  • Hands-on experience with Device Drivers / Middleware / Application Level design and development
  • Experience developing data interchange formats/APIs

Important Notice:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

In accordance with the Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC is complying with the requirements that all employees and contractors be vaccinated. As a condition of employment with SNC, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid exemption under the law.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Folsom, California

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused technology solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics and systems integration, with applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a global workforce supporting its customers

Sierra Nevada Corporation and owners Fatih and Eren Ozmen have been honored by numerous organizations as a result of their successful leadership, including: World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Inc. Tier 1 Superior Supplier for U.S. Air Force Aerospace Company of the Year Top Women-Owned U.S. Government Contractor Fastest Growing Women-Owned Company in North America Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year Living Legends of Aviation Most Influential Turkish-American Woman, No. 2 TurkOfAmerica Top 10 Most Influential Turkish Americans, TurkOfAmerica Top Woman-Owned Firm for excellence in using innovative information technology solutions Women Role Model of the Year Distinguished Business of the Year Honorary Doctorate of Science -- University of Nevada, Reno (2016) Family Owned Business Award -- Nevada Business Magazine As a tribute to the Ozmen's exceptional leadership, successful vision and extraordinarily generous employee benefits, SNC was recognized by its employees as: Reno-Tahoe's Best Places to Work Denver's Best Places to Work Florida's Best Companies to Work

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