Spectrum Innovation Software Engineer

at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States

Job Description


Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Wireless R&D group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Spectrum Innovation Software Engineer.

The INL Wireless R&D group is in the process of developing a custom proprietary wireless communication system based on a novel spread spectrum technique. Initial concept has been completed with standard COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) hardware and software. INL now wishes to move the communication system onto hardware and software that is closer to actual deployment. The software engineer role consists of understanding the existing software architecture followed by developing the embedded software code for drivers, medium access control (MAC) and application layer functions within a multi-threaded environment. The employee is expected to conduct investigations and evaluations of current platform software architecture for both Linux and RTOS operating systems. Additional tasks and assignments will be given to the employee by the Program Manger and the Technical Lead of the program throughout the process. The employee will collaborate with the development team to refine and finalize the system requirements. These requirements will be based on the current platform capabilities as well as anticipated future system capabilities.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

This work requires that the employee develop software systems to include GUI front ends, Web front ends, back-end applications, real time software, and python system tests. The candidate will develop most of this software with an emphasis in embedded software.

ANSI/GNU C, C++/OOP, Javascript, PHP

Job Information

Salary Grade: 180

Chosen applicants are required to show a "demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment."

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols:

As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Job Posting: 1611493

Posted On: Nov 25, 2021

Updated On: Nov 27, 2021