Lead Software Engineer


Lead Software Engineer

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Position Description

About the Position
We are seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join our client’s team based in Adelaide. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing cutting-edge technologies, with a focus on software aspects across a range of projects. This role requires expertise in Realtime embedded systems, and software development for defense electronic systems or satellite payload applications.

Employment Type:
Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, worked flexibly between 8am and 6pm, Monday – Friday
Term: Ongoing
Salary: Up to $140K + super
Location: Adelaide
Reports To: Engineering Manager/ VP Engineering

Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be an Australian Citizen and hold NV1 security clearance.


  1. Be part of an emerging, world-leading deep-tech company with a strong pipeline of work in the Defence and Space sectors.
  2. Contribute to the development of our client’s cutting-edge technologies.
  3. Contribute to their satellite payload development program for launching optical clock and sensor technologies into low Earth orbit.
  4. Live, and benefit from, our client’s company values of “respect, excellence, and integrity.”
  5. Work in an energetic and vibrant workplace in the Lot Fourteen Innovation precinct located in the cultural center of the Adelaide CBD.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop software solutions for existing and emerging hardware products.
  • Prototype and test products with a software-hardware co-design approach.
  • Implement bespoke communication algorithms for deployment in space and terrestrial hardware.
  • Set, review, document, and report on product software requirements.
  • Provide troubleshooting throughout product development and in-service support for deployed hardware systems.

Core Skills:

  • Model based design using MATLAB/SIMULINK or equivalent (Python, Octave)
  • Experience with Xilinx FPGA toolchain: Vivado, Vitis, and Vitis HLS, or MicroSemi (Microchip) SmartHLS Compiler and Libero SoC Design Suite
  • HDL familiarity, VHDL or Verilog
  • Languages: C/C++, Python
  • First implementation on Arm or RISCV
  • Expert in high-speed sampled data systems
  • Implementation of DSP algorithms, Finite Impulse Response Filters (FIR), Infinite Impulse Response Filters (FIR), Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCO), IQ modulators, and demodulators. PID Controllers.
  • High-Speed Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), SRAM, DRAM, and Flash Interfacing.

Special Requirements

  • Australian Citizen and has or can obtain a Defence Security Clearance

Experience Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronic engineering, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant coding experience.
  • Has developed FPGA/DSP products from concept to production
  • Demonstrated experience working with COTS (Commercial-off-the-shelf) microprocessors, ARM processors, and PLC control systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the integration of embedded software with 3rd party hardware APIs
  • Experience in the quality aspect of the software development lifecycle.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in real-time embedded systems in space or defense applications.
  • Experience in digital and hybrid feedback control systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in advanced mathematics and numeracy.
  • Familiarity with the implementation of mesh-networking protocols.
  • Experience in the development of resilient diagnostic systems for remote assets.
  • Familiarity with applying machine learning techniques for complex data analysis.
  • Experience in simulating physical systems.

Personal Qualities

  • A hunger to learn, grow and take responsibility for new techniques and methods.
  • The ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and in close collaboration with engineers, scientists, and customers.
  • Achieving High-performance: results-oriented, accepts accountability, and can be relied upon.
  • Working Together: being an effective team member to develop open, honest and supportive relationships
  • Developing Others: works well to inspire, engage and empower others