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Scientific Systems Company, Inc. Software Engineer - Mission Solutions in Woburn, Massachusetts

SSCI is looking for a Software Engineer for projects in the areas of multi-vehicle autonomy and distributed systems. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. ( is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

*Full-time opportunities are available in Woburn, MA and Washington DC Metro Area


  • Contribute to design, development, and testing of software for multi-domain autonomous systems.

  • Write software code to implement autonomy, AI/Ml and advanced algorithms for robotic embedded systems onboard spacecraft and in spacecraft ground control stations

  • Develop code to software specifications and perform software testing prior to deployment in Software-In-The-Loop (SITL), Hardware-In-The-Loop (HITL) testing environments, and deployment into Space

  • Design, develop, and maintain DevOps setups and cross-compilation build chains

  • Review code and pull requests, and support other engineers

  • Progressively take on responsibility for increasing complexity and scope of software development projects


  • 2+ years experience in development, integration and test of aerospace software

  • Proficiency with IDE-based object-oriented programming in C/C++ and either Python or Matlab

  • Familiarity with GoogleTest and Software Unit, Component, System, and Smoke testing. Familiarity with Test Driven Development

  • Familiarity with Linux ARM cross compilation and CMake, and embedded system software development

  • Familiarity with networking and messaging systems (ZeroMQ, Google Protobuffer/Flatbuffer, middleware systems, ROS, TCP/UDP networking)

  • USA Citizenship and eligibility for DoD Security Clearance are required for this position.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Data Access Layers, Relational Databases, Object Relational Mapping, and/or SQLite or other SQL technologies

  • Experience with distributed data architectures

  • Experience Docker and containerization, including docker-compose and Kubernetes

  • Experience with DevOps technologies such as Jenkins, Gitlab, Bamboo, Chef, Puppet

  • Experience with cloud computing systems (Azure, AWS)

  • Experience with Modeling and Simulation


Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.