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Teledyne Principal Software Engineer in Billerica, Massachusetts

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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.​

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Software Architect to join our multidisciplinary team responsible for developing next generation multi-spectral (infrared, low-light, and visible light) imaging systems. Candidates must be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as collaboratively on complex systems, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Architect and design real-time, embedded, software systems, using asymmetric multiprocessing techniques, in a multithreaded environment. Exposure to commercial, real-time operating systems, for example Linux, FreeRTOS, VxWorks, etc. a plus.

  • Define software requirements as well as design and implement real-time multi-processor communication methodologies.

  • Design and implement low level hardware interfacing software for optimal integration of imaging sensors.

  • Implement complex serial and packetized protocols on Ethernet, MS1553, ARINC, CAN, and/or serial connections, such as TCP/IP, RTP, NMEA, JSON.

  • Advanced use of version control software, Perforce, GIT or similar tools.

  • Collaborate with FPGA, Electrical, and Mechanical engineers during all phases of design, development, and testing of the software.

  • Create and develop a team environment, including building collaborative relationships and participating in cross-discipline coalitions to ensure knowledge is shared across teams and projects.

  • Aid in the hiring and recruiting of new team members.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or applicable technical field.

  • The successful candidate will have 15+ years of relevant software engineering experience that demonstrates the ability to design and implement complex software subsystems. This experience should include all phases of the software development life cycle, from product inception, through design, implementation, new product introduction, and support.

  • Complete command of the C/C++ programming language and object-oriented design methods expertise are required. Familiarity with software development, configuration management, and defect tracking tools is assumed.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence different personality types.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to foster a cooperative environment.

  • Strong team member with exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional teams and deliver unity of effort.

Experience in the following is a plus:

  • Experience with Linux kernel drivers and interfacing to custom hardware.

  • Experience with real-time video streaming, including hardware-accelerated compression, transport, MISB metadata management.

  • Familiarity with MOSA standards and communication protocols.

  • Experience with SQL or other databases.

  • Experience with 3D graphics rendering engines, especially in the area of augmented reality.

  • Familiarity with the Qt Application Framework, particularly using QML.

  • Automated build tools.

Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.


Teledyne and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other characteristic or non-merit based factor made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. ​

You may not realize it, but Teledyne enables many of the products and services you use every day .

Teledyne provides enabling technologies to sense, transmit and analyze information for industrial growth markets, including aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, energy, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.