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Software Engineer

Job ID Insitu-1 Date posted 11/16/2017
Location Brisbane Australia
Job Description

About the role:

The Software Engineer will work to the Senior Software / Electronics Engineer. The core focus will be on development of applications and GUIs which will link operators of Unmanned Aerial Systems with payloads' embedded software for control and health/status monitoring. The Software Engineer will also assist with the development of payload embedded software, data communications, software testing and use of a number of internally and externally developed post-processing applications..


  • Development and modification of payload GUIs, including interfacing the GUI to the payloads' embedded software at the software and communication layer (e.g. via serial and IP).
  • Software testing, including HIL and developing SIL capabilities.
  • Intermediate experience in developing software solution on both Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Input into design reviews.
  • Configuration management of the developed software and testing outcomes.
  • Post-processing raw data through both internally developed and COTS post-processing applications.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for Unmanned Systems.
  • Engineering Degree in a mechatronics, electrical/electronics, avionics, software, or related discipline.
  • High level of experience developing in C / C++ (Qt) and C# (.NET) and a moderate level of experience with python.
  • Experience in embedded software and GUI development.
  • Experience working in a team environment using Source Control (Git), configuration and workflow management systems (e.g. such as the Atlassian tools).
  • Sound systematic and logical problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and the ability to work in a team environment, including professional guidance and/or oversight of junior team members.
  • Personal alignment with Insitu Pacific's values.

Also desirable:

  • Experience developing software development tools, including simulation software.
  • Experience with embedded systems (Linux on ARM, STM32 Bare-metal C/C++).
  • Experience configuring COTS systems such as IP networks, encoders, flight controllers, etc..
  • Experience in Test Driven Design Principles and Software validation and Verification Techniques.
  • Domain Knowledge in GIS, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Imaging Applications.
  • Experience dealing with customers in the oil/gas/mining sector.
  • Experience with survey software products, particularly .LAS file generation or more broadly with photogrammetry, lidar or other related survey payloads.

Working at Insitu Pacific:

Insitu is a pioneer leader in the design, development, production and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and advanced integrated command, control and video tools for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. Insitu Pacific is an integral part of the Insitu global organisation. Working at Insitu Pacific is both demanding and rewarding. To achieve our goals, we find the absolute best talent and then nurture a highly productive and entrepreneurial environment. Each one of our team members makes a valuable contribution toward creating intellectual property that is the envy of the industry. We work hard, but we are energised by the excitement of creating innovative products and services that are valued by customers from all over the world.

Closing Date: 23 November 2017


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