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Embedded Software Engineer - Military Veterans

at Carnegie Mellon University

About the role

Are you an engineer who enjoys a challenge? Are you excited about working for an FFRDC focused on areas critical to national security? Do you want to join a collaborative team that develops and uses best-in-class tools to enable end-to-end software development? If so, we want you for our team, where you’ll be part of an exciting and impactful culture of collaboration that delivers timely and high-quality results.

We’re looking for a creative engineer to design and develop software prototypes and research methods for software resilience. We need a technology-focused team member who has experience with software engineering, RTOS scheduling, and memory management. You’ll develop tools, techniques, and processes to solve some of the most difficult software problems that our government faces.

What you’ll do

  • Design embedded software tools and capabilities, including software exception handlers, inter-process communication mechanisms, and software fault monitors.
  • Use static, dynamic, and complexity analysis software tools to identify software weaknesses and areas that need additional design and refactoring.
  • Ensure deterministic performance by architecting and developing software using state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Develop bytecode to test and analyze VHDL for FPGAs and ensure hardware interfaces and controls meet the intended design.

Who you are

  • You have a BS with 8 years of experience, an MS with 5 years of experience, or a PhD with 2 years of experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • You’ve worked in a collaborative team environment as a software developer, software engineer, or verification engineer.
  • You understand the DoD Systems Engineering lifecycle.
  • You’re proficient in one or more of the following: C and C++, Python, MATLAB, C#, or JAVA.
  • You’ve worked with modern RTOSs, such as VxWorks and Integrity, and developed and analyzed embedded software.
  • You’ve developed embedded software and performance tests and interpreted the results.
  • You are willing to work 100% of your week onsite at either an SEI or customer facility.
  • You can pass a background check and obtain and maintain an active Department of Defense security clearance.
  • You’re willing to travel (25%) outside your office location to other SEI offices, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

Who we are

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purposes are to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities, advance cybersecurity methods and technologies, and bring the discipline of software engineering to AI systems. Learn more about Careers at the SEI.

Our benefits

Our benefits philosophy encompasses three driving riorities: choice, control, and well-being. Through Carnegie Mellon University, the SEI offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, tuition benefits, generous time off, and a robust retirement savings policy to name a few.

To learn more, visit these resources:

  • Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 
  • Benefits at Glance to get a listing of all employee benefits.
  • Staff Member Benefits to get detailed information about benefits for employees who are not faculty. 

Why work here?

  • Join a world-class organization that has significant impact software in government.
  • Work with cutting edge technologies and experts to solve tough problems for the government and the nation.
  • Publish your research, attend or present at prestigious events, and enjoy annual professional development opportunities.
  • Get an 8% monthly contribution for your retirement plan without having to contribute to it yourself.
  • Get tuition benefits to attend classes at Carnegie Mellon University for you and your dependent children.
  • Get access to university resources, including campus fitness facilities, mindfulness programs, childcare, free transportation on the Port Authority Transit System, and more.
  • Enjoy paid parental and military leave.
  • Qualify for relocation assistance.
  • Work in the heart of Oakland, a few blocks from the Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Software/Applications Development/Engineering

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University founder Andrew Carnegie said: "My heart is in the work." No statement better captures the passion and drive of our people to make a real difference. At Carnegie Mellon, we're not afraid of the work. Our educational environment creates problem solvers, drivers of innovation and pioneers in technology and the arts. Employers in every field say our graduates are ready to hit the ground running the day they graduate. So, join us. Whether you're looking for a career or an education. Or both.

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