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Embedded Software Engineer
BlueHalo Derwood, MD

Embedded Software Engineer

Derwood, MD
Expired: March 15, 2020 Applications are no longer accepted.
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Why work at IAI/BlueHalo


At Intelligent Automation (now a BlueHalo company) our employees describe their work as reminiscent to a graduate school lab with the unique opportunity to see your innovation go beyond the research environment. At IAI/BlueHalo your work will transition to the real world, where it can make a difference.


Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation - not just every once in a while, but every single day.


Together, we are leading the transformation of modern warfare and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role. That's why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package. We're committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge. Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family all across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk. From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us.


Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?


Benefits, Retirement & more


Our careers benefits include but are not limited to the following:


  • Flexible/hybrid work schedule (built-in work from home days)
  • Professional development & educational assistance
  • Retirement savings with employer matching
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Active social committee
  • Fitness center
  • Annual profit sharing
  • Relocation expenses
  • Paid vacation & holidays


About Us


Intelligent Automation, a BlueHalo company, is a technology innovation company with an office located in Rockville, MD. It conducts state-of-the-art research and product development in the areas of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Robotics, Signal Processing, Controls, Sensor Technologies, Distributed Intelligent Systems, and more.


We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal and state agencies, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally. Our transportation portfolio includes Surface Transportation, Big Data Analytics, Controls, Signal Processing, Modeling & Simulation, and Robotics & Sensor Systems.



Role Overview


IAI is seeking embedded system engineers for junior and mid-level embedded positions in the Integrated Solutions division. In this role, you will be designing, implementing, and testing embedded software code in support of several ongoing product development activities. The IAI Product Development Group is a dynamic and fast-paced integrated working environment, with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers working closely together to rapidly develop products that meet customer needs.


US Citizenship required



  • Embedded system engineering in support of ongoing product development activities
  • Designing and implementing software on embedded systems, from requirements through production
  • Interfacing with hardware and software design and development activities



  • 2+ years' experience with embedded system development
  • Strong programming skills in C (and C++)
  • Proficient at debugging low level code
  • Experience in selecting, interfacing and writing code for low level hardware and sensors
  • Adequate knowledge to read schematics and work with basic lab test equipment such as Oscilloscopes, Logic analyzers and other test equipment
  • "Bare metal" and device driver programming experience
  • Familiarity with ARM architectures, preferably STMicroelectronics 32-bit microcontrollers
  • Familiarity with serial interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, Ethernet, USB, CAN, etc.
  • Ability to gather requirements and generate design documentation
  • Skilled at expressing ideas using words and graphics
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools such as Subversion, Git, etc.



  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS's) and/or embedded multi-tasking OS's. e.g., FreeRTOS, C/OS-II
  • Familiarity with CMake and GNU Compiler
  • Experience with Java, C#, Python
  • Familiarity with open source hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Beagle Board, etc.
  • Experience with low-power wireless protocols, general RF and/or acoustics concepts
  • Familiarity with product lifecycle development and management



  • BS degree (or higher) in electrical engineering, computer science, or a closely related field

Leading the Transformation - The BlueHalo Effect It speaks to who we are as a company, a global protective ring that shields everything we most want to safeguard, an unbroken line that ensures our customers retain the advantage in any battlespace, from high above the Earth to deep in cyberspace. It's who we are, a halo, a protector, the light of inspired engineering keeping our Nation safe. Our vision is a world where national security is certain because technical superiority is assured. Join us and become a vital element of The BlueHalo Effect! 

EEO Statement  BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation. It is not intended for other purposes or inquiries.



Employment Type: OTHER



Derwood, MD
20855 USA



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