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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Software Developer in Longmont, Colorado

Job ID#: 30276BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Software Developer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Longmont

State: Colorado

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer with our Optical Technologies group in Longmont, CO. Under general supervision and with on-going review this position researches, designs, develops and/or modifies software applications for interfacing with laboratory hardware such as high speed cameras, digital to analog converters, analog to digital converters, oscilloscopes, and other hardware as necessary to support the research and development goals. This position is also responsible for meeting software compliance standards; evaluating integration of software applications with the overall computing environment; and documentation, testing, maintenance, and software updates. Communicates with domain experts, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle.


  • Determine user requirements and specifications and plan for software development within the broader organizational scope. Software development includes end-user, system level, and data management applications.

  • Formulate detailed plans for the implementation of software solutions. In addition to program design this includes determining language, platform, and resource requirements.

  • Implementation of design including coding, testing, and documentation.

  • Deployment of applications across the enterprise including cross- platform compliance and insuring availability of necessary resources.

  • Code maintenance including debugging and updating to keep pace with the evolving environment.

  • Assist in planning for future applications based on new developments in computer technology.

  • Communicate with the software developer group, with users, and with management as well as with the wider community.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in computer science, information systems or related discipline. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a basic understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate the ability to follow and apply basic use of programming and analysis concepts.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Good communication, computer and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.

  • The ability to work both independently and on a team is essential. Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Ability to define software interface requirements and communicate these requirements to larger team.

  • Familiarity with transport layer protocols (TCP, UDP, etc.) for data and hardware interfaces.

  • Familiarity with camera interfaces (GigE Vision, Cameralink).

  • Working knowledge with MATLAB

  • Ability to create clear and functional graphical user interfaces

US Citizenship Required?: Yes

Experience Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

Relocation Assistance Provided?: No

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.