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Actalent Embedded Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Hybrid Contract to Hire job opportunity based in Seattle, WA


Embedded Software Engineer role is an opportunity to write mission critical device, sensor and control management software for a variety of aerospace targeted products. Our company has launched several products and continues to expand its in-space portfolio.

Essential functions:

  • Develop requirements, design, and specifications for embedded system sensors and controllers.

  • Research, advise and develop appropriate processing techniques for various control applications.

  • Build embedded native drivers to the metal or for different RTOS systems.

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to create and successfully deliver integrated products.

  • Follow standard development practices for testing and validating drivers.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related major.

  • 3+ years’ experience programming in C/C++, Python and RTOS (such as FreeRTOS).

  • Experience programming embedded systems.

  • Working knowledge of software development tool chains, GIT, Jenkins, Bitbucket.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • MUST be ITAR Compliant due to government regulations of the space industry.


  • Previous experience working with Software Defined Radios (SDR).

  • System design experience for space-based platforms, including analysis, design and test for mission critical software.

  • Understanding of wireless communication channels and modulation schemes.

  • Understanding of various networking protocols with an emphasis on the bottom 3 OSI layers.

  • Digital Signal Processing experience with FPGA’s or SOC.

  • Electrical Engineering degree or minor.


  • Embedded C

  • Firmware

  • C++

  • RTOS

  • Embedded Software

  • Linux

  • Python

  • Embedded System

  • VHDL

  • Verilog


  • Simulink

  • FPGA

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering experience is preferred

  • Any experience with FPGAs is a benefit

  • Candidates with radio, software defined radio, communication systems, RF, robotics, or electronic warfare systems will standout.

This is NOT a C2C (Corp to Corp) Job Opportunity

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.