Junior Software Engineer

Location: Lorton, VA
Job Code: 1438
# of Openings: 1


MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions. Our Technical Services Division provides research, development, analysis and field service support to advance the architecting and fielding of advanced sensor systems for ISR and Force Protection missions. Our System Division provide the engineering design, development of complete and integrated solutions from hardware to software for sensors, systems and command and control architecture.



MTEQ is seeking a highly motivated individual who has skills in a myriad of software development disciplines to serve as a key member of our software development team.  Primary responsibilities will be the design, development, and testing of applications on both Linux and Windows platforms. A successful candidate will be responsible for developing efficient multi-threaded data acquisition and control software for sensor based / EO-IR systems. Such software requires working with a variety of interface technologies and protocols including TCP/IP, USB, CameraLink, GigE Vision, RS-232/422/485, I2C, and GPIO, as well as optimized libraries such as OpenCV and OpenCL. Software developed will be hosted on both general purpose and embedded computing platforms. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work closely with hardware and systems engineers in a small-team environment.



  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or applicable engineering or science field.
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to readily decompose complex problems into smaller, manageable tasks.
  • Strong Object Oriented design and development skills.
  • Strong multi-threaded / multi-core / concurrent programming skills.
  • Skills in video and image processing, preferably utilizing optimized libraries such as OpenCV and / or OpenCL.
  • Skills in designing, developing and testing data acquisition and control software for sensor based systems utilizing a variety of technologies and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, USB, CameraLink, GigE Vision, RS-232/422/485, I2C, and GPIO).
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance, therefore U.S. Citizenship is required



  • (1-3) years professional experience developing software in C++ (i.e., not academic) primarily on Linux platforms.
  • Strong hardware/software troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Proficient using the C++ STL
  • Proficient using complex data structures (e.g., queues, stacks, maps, dictionaries, lists, vectors, iterators, sets)
  • Proficient in C#, .NET, Java, and/or Python
  • Proficient with frame grabbers (i.e., CameraLink, GigE Vision, 1394)
  • Proficient with IP networking protocols
  • Proficient in Google Protocol Buffers
  • Proficient in XML and XSD
  • Proficient in Web Services, WSDLs & SOAP
  • Proficient in Android and iPod development
  • Proficient in development of Web-based applications



Due to the requirements of this contract, U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance is required.  Active Security Clearance is preferred.


SCHEDULE: Full time



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process please send an e-mail to staffing@mteq.com or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

MTEQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 



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