Software Engineer in John C. Stennis Space Center, MS at PAE

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Software Engineer

Software Engineer


PAE is a leading provider of support for essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. PAE’s portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, meteorological data collection platforms, range operations and national security solutions, to support complex missions for customers around the world. 

PAE, in support of the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) out of Stennis Space Center (SSC), is currently seeking a Software Engineer reporting into the Engineering Manager. The Software Engineer will have a critical role in both maintaining and developing platforms that provide real time, high quality weather and climate observations used in public safety products such as marine and tropical storm forecasts and tsunami warnings.


  • Work with team to design, implement, and maintain software/firmware for real-time data acquisition, embedded microprocessor systems and support software to established standards and specifications using approved programming languages.
  • Participate in preliminary and critical design reviews, interpreting software requirements, and recognizing associated risks.
  • Review implemented systems, understand and interpret error reports, troubleshoot and debug systems in the embedded environment.
  • Test software to assure accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness.
  • Analyze reasons for failure and revise assigned programs and/or procedures as necessary.
  • Prepare documentation for system operation, maintenance, testing, and configuration.


  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a software and hardware team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with client, co-workers, and management.
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools, programming languages, and design concepts.
  • Familiarity with and/or desire to learn about the following: low-power circuits and software, digital and analog software and firmware interfacing, developing drivers for control of digital and analog hardware devices, use of common test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related field required.
  • 2 years of experience in real-time software design, development, and testing preferred.
  • Experience in writing software (in C or C++) for microcontrollers preferred.
  • Experience in using CASE tools for design and development.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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