Senior Software Engineer

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Job Code: 1750
# of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Soldier Systems, Airborne Sensors and Payloads, Processing and Exploitation Capabilities, and Integrated C2 Solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!

Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment, on a leading engineering team to field the next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military.
  • The staff software Engineer will be responsible for large-scale problem solving and the advanced implementation of Robot protocols.
  • Candidates will participate in the development of robot platforms as well as control applications for their related control stations.
  • Tasks also include designing/developing controls/interfaces to robot payloads including pan/tilt cameras, manipulators and environmental sensors.
  • Conduct software requirements reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, and software acceptance reviews. Support other engineers in the use of developed APIs.
  • Participate in field data collection and experimentation, analysis, and reporting.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • BS in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent plus 5-7 years’ experience MS in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent plus 3-5 years’ experience.
  • Working with various sensors such as Lidar, IMU, and GPS Experience developing C++ applications in a Linux environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with bus protocols such as CAN, SPI, RS232, and I2C
  • Experience developing C# applications in a Windows environment UI development Multi-threaded Application development
  • Experience with field testing robotic systems

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.


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 or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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