NAL Research

NAL Research

Manassas, VA

Software Engineer (Embedded Linux Android)

$70,000-$120,000 / YEAR

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

Required Experience/Qualifications

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

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

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).