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Business Unit United Technologies Research Center Req ID 50224BR Date posted 06/09/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a dynamic global Fortune top 50 corporation operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection.

The Systems department of the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has an open position in the area of Embedded Systems and Networks at the level of Staff Engineer. Candidates meeting a substantial subset of the criteria listed below are encouraged to apply.

Systems at UTC are implemented in a wide variety of computing technologies, including software, hardware, processes, and the connections that tie all of these together. These systems have become dramatically more complex in recent years due to increasing demand for functionality in UTC products as well as increasing connectedness between networked systems and the high degree of integration with the associated products and other physical systems. The Computing Technologies group at UTRC provides internal innovation and software engineering in support of other Systems Department activities for developing innovative technology to help deal with this complexity and provide the rapidly changing intelligence demanded of UTC systems. The Computing Technologies Group is developing new techniques for working with complex integration problems between edge devices and backend systems. In addition, the group provides software engineering capabilities and software process guidance in the research environment to ensure that innovation and quality go hand-in-hand.

The Computing Technologies Group is seeking a software engineering candidate with a background in a broad variety of embedded and software systems technologies, including such areas as software architecture, software engineering principles and practices, system modeling, analysis and performance assessment, and code generation among others. In addition, a successful candidate should have experience in both software theory and practice, including full software development lifecycle and experience with various software project management approaches including, e.g., Agile and TSP, software modeling using languages such as UML, software architecture metrics and control and signal processing algorithm development. The candidate should have worked in different domains including some experience in cybersecurity and IoT, and should have experience working in teams of various sizes and possibly geographically distributed teams. Although this position is primarily software engineering and development, the candidate should be experienced with and comfortable working directly with embedded system hardware.

Qualifications Successful candidates will also be expected to
  • Develop software in C, C++, C#, Java, and/or Python; other languages as needed
  • Develop software for a variety of target platforms including Windows, Linux, and various embedded platforms
  • Be familiar with software configuration management tools and practices
  • Be familiar with continuous build and test technologies and their application
  • Be familiar with cybersecurity principles
  • Have an understanding of cloud and big data technologies
  • Work on hard problems with minimal supervision, yet assuring good coordination with team members and leader for attaining the project goals.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Be able to communicate effectively to both technical peers and senior management.
  • Participate in creation of technical papers and reports including publications in top journals and conferences
US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status is required for this position.
Education Minimum: B.S., plus 3-5 years of industrial experience
Preferred: M.S., plus 1-3 years of industrial experience

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