Calspan Corporation

  • Software Engineer - Aircraft Operations (Remote)

    Job Locations US-NY-Niagara Falls | US
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream III, and a Premier. These aircraft are used for variable stability programs, flight equipment testing, and a variety of other projects for private and government organizations.  We are looking for a motivated Software Engineer to join our team to assist with building software powering F-16 and Learjets. 


    Remote employment will be considered.


    The Software Engineer will continue our rich tradition of modifying and flying test aircraft. The successful candidate will develop and maintain real time high performance Linux based computer systems for research aircraft in a structured team environment. The Software Engineer will be a motivated self-starter always looks for ways to improve products and development processes. Candidate must also find working with research aircraft on cutting edge DoD development programs rewarding.

    • Support execution of testing operations in accurate and efficient manner.  Design, develop and maintain real time systems in testing environments as a member of a software team.
    • Maintain and document software approaches and solutions through the software lifecycle for multiple programs.
    • Support development of new applications and test procedures.  Evaluate new technologies for implementation.  Conduct research that tests and analyzes feasibility, design, operation and performance of systems.
    • Work with an Interdisciplinary team to define requirements, design software architecture, implement and unit test code, integrate software and checkout with aircraft systems.
    • Support structured SQM and SQA processes.



    Due to security requirements, this position requires US Citizenship.


    Preferred Education / Experience:

    • Bachelors/Masters CS/EE/CE or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years in software development or related discipline or;
    • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

    Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

    • C/C++, and communication protocol experience

    • Driver development, embedded software, and QT
    • Linux SW development
    • Linux device drivers development
    • Interfacing analog/digital/serial/avionics busses I/O hardware at register level
    • Git SCM
    • GNU toolchain
    • Qt graphical applications
    • Structured SCM and SQA environments
    • Network programming
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • MIL-STD-1553 bus

    Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


    Calspan is an equal opportunity 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. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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