SURVICE Engineering Company
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive salaries, bonus potential, PTO, insurance, 401k, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, flex scheduling, and more!

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Come join the SURVICE Engineering mission to protect, enhance, and enable those who defend the United States as we kick off our 40th year of service! If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career with a leading organization, come see what we can offer you!


Software Engineer/Scientist

  • Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Security Clearance: Active clearance or eligible to obtain; U.S. citizenship is required
  • Benefits: Competitive salaries, bonus potential, PTO, insurance, 401k, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, flex scheduling, and more!
    M-F, 8 am-5 pm
  • Travel: 10-25%

Position Summary

SURVICE Engineering is currently seeking Software Engineers/ Scientists to support our U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) customer in the development of software for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coding of developed research algorithms
  • Software management of UAS platforms
  • Contributing to collaborative coding projects
  • Testing of software on live aerial robotic systems
  • Teamed with researchers, perform experiments (both in the laboratory and in realistic sim environments) to evaluate algorithm performance as well as contribute to robotic demonstrations
  • Integrate algorithms on individual and teams of robots and evaluate the quality of performance of the desired behaviors
  • Prepare and present briefings to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers


Bachelors degree in Robotics/Software Engineering or Computer Science and at least 3 years of experience

  • Experience/specialization in algorithm implementation, proof-of-concept demonstration, and performance evaluation of robotic behaviors on individual and teams of aerial and ground robotic platforms
  • Strong C/C++, C#, and Python skills
  • Experience with Desktop and command-line Linux
  • Experience with Git, version control, and team-based software development
  • Programming/scripting with the Robot Operating Systems (ROS)
  • Programming of microcontrollers or embedded systems (e.g., Pixhawk, Arduino, Qualcomm, Raspberry Pi, etc.), including the integration of RF comms, motors/servos, imaging and sensing generally, and data storage
  • Comfortable troubleshooting and repairing electromechanical systems
  • Experience with QGroundControl and PX4 software is a plus
  • Experience with simulation environment Unity is a plus

About Us

SURVICE Engineering is a nationally recognized, single-source engineering service provider for Government and Industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and they are proud to have supported the development, testing, analysis, and modeling and simulation (M&S) of many of the major U.S. air, land, and sea combat systems in the field today. They have also contributed their expertise to other vital national defense programs and technologies that involve survivability, cybersecurity, information technology/ management, software engineering, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), and metrology/reverse engineering.

SURVICE Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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