Senior Software Engineer

AEVEX Aerospace
Tampa, FL
Added: April 18, 2024
A Senior Software Engineer leads the software development team as they create software solutions for AEVEX. This persons serves as an in-house expert, both for managers from other departments who need software solutions and the less experienced staff within the Software department. This person leads software development projects, starting with collecting and studying the information and needs of the user. This person looks at different possible solutions and how feasible those options are. This person is also responsible for keeping the project on track, documenting everything and keeping proprietary information confidential.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for all aspects of the software development process including requirements, design, implementation, functional test, trouble shooting.
  • Work with upper management to define software requirements and take the lead on operational and technical projects.
  • Specification, design, development, maintenance, integration, documentation, debug and testing of software for Windows and embedded software applications in C and C++.
  • Embedded applications in custom headless devices with focus on real-time performance aspects including multi-threading, time synchronization.
  • Configuration, troubleshooting, data analysis, and integration of a wide variety of applications and equipment such as internal software libraries and products, GPS receivers, LiDAR sensors, Inertial sensors, network routers, radio modems, meteorological sensors, serial port hubs, etc.
  • Working on development, integration and processing Geospatial Information Systems
  • Working on both military and commercial applications
  • Knowledge of communication protocols (e.g., SPI, I2C, UART, CAN)
  • Proficient in software development of microcontroller level embedded systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Standard Essential Functions

  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Embodies AEVEX's cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field required; MS preferred
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • Strong understanding of GPS, Inertial Navigation, Sensor fusion from a software architecture real-time processing perspective
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Possess excellent organization and problem-solving skills with extensive hands-on experience in software development
  • Prior experience developing Autopilot systems, ground control stations, or flight simulation software is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience with FPGA development.
  • Frequently required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment
  • US Citizenship
  • Active Security Clearance preferred, ability to obtain required.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.