Our growing team was founded over 20 years ago, by one individual who believed that he could make a difference. With each new employee hired, new goals are achieved, teams are defined, and our core products are designed to meet the technological needs of commercial organizations, private individuals, and our service men and women. Every day, what we do makes a difference to the end users of our products. Join our team! Make a difference!
Software Engineer (Embedded Linux Android)
Position located in Fredericksburg, VA or Manassas, VA
Must be a US Citizen
NAL is seeking a candidate who has embedded Android experience with handheld, multimedia, smartphone, or tablet devices. The Embedded Android Engineer is expected to maintain and develop NAL’s Android based embedded systems software and firmware. Our development process is highly iterative and often requires low-volume production of prototypes for internal product testing and customer pilots. You'll solve challenging problems on a daily basis and work with the latest in Satellite and PNT technologies.
You will be focused on firmware development for modem, tablet, and smartphone devices, including configuring the Android OS, interfacing device drivers to the Android HAL, and delivering high quality, robust product firmware. This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team as we add value to our expanding product family.
The ideal candidate for this position is a self-manager, able to take direction from leadership and translate that into an effective plan of action.
Responsibilities and Duties
Customize Android framework for use on mobile devices
Excellence in C/C++/Java programming for low power mobile devices
Design, develop, implement, debug and maintain embedded Android based products
Lead and participate in technical discussions across engineering and product teams
Review product manuals and brochures for technical accuracy and participate in product definition activities such as feature analysis and system tradeoffs
Keep up with current technology in field through reading, self-study, and seminars
Other duties and tasks may be assigned
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
5+ years of experience working in embedded systems
3+ years of experience with embedded Linux and/or Android
Proficient in C and C++ and ability to develop clean, modular code
Strong Experience in Android (AOSP) development on ARM based platforms including configuration management, build, deployment, multimedia frameworks and HAL layers
Strong knowledge of Android Framework
Proficient in developing and debugging Android for embedded systems
Must be persistent, possess strong problem-solving skills, and be willing to work with others to find solutions that avoid project stalls
Must be responsible, self-motivated, creative, have a solid work ethic and have a desire to produce a quality product
Balance quality, quantity and complexity in work output
Know how to iterate quickly without sacrificing your passion for quality
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Android patching, field updates and security hardening
Android media frameworks/APIs (ALSA, V4L2)
Android Radio Interface Layer (RIL)
Android testing and validation methods
Build server setup and administration
Wireless technologies such as cellular and satellite modems, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
Debugging hardware (use of oscilloscope, multimeter, logic analyzer, JTAG/SWD debug adapters)
Experience with mobile-class SoC (e.g. Qualcomm Snapdragon)
Experience with NXP i.MX6
Experience in audio digital signal processing (DSP), echo cancellers, noise suppression, equalizers, limiters, etc
Passion for mentorship and a strong desire to lead a technical team
Familiarity or experience with Agile/Scrum methodology and practices
NAL Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance. NAL Research Corporation offers a generous employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability, and a 401(k).