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QinetiQ North America Associate Software Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

Associate Software Engineer

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Code: 1750

of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is a leading innovator with over 25 years of experience rapidly developing advanced C5ISR sensor solutions and is a renowned world leader in robotics and autonomy.

The combined QinetiQ U.S. business unit brings capabilities across the full lifecycle of technology development from applied research and development to rapid prototyping, testing, fielding, and sustainment. Our expertise with unmanned platforms, broad sensing modalities, and cross-domain interoperability ensures that we deliver integrated solutions for Warfighter dominance in all phases of combat.

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms and systems, ground systems, soldier systems, maritime systems, airborne sensors and payloads, processing and exploitation capabilities, and integrated C2 solutions. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

Our customers are always our number one priority and we consistently deliver Mission-Led Innovation to empower and protect our Defense and Security forces in the U.S. and abroad.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:


  • Develop UI features for robot controller software.

  • Interface robot payloads such as environmental sensors and pan/tilt cameras.

  • Work with network protocols such as UDP and CAN.

  • Participate in software requirements reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, and software acceptance reviews.

  • Troubleshoot issues during system integration.

  • Participate in field data collection and experimentation, analysis, and reporting.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering plus 0-2 years’ experience

  • C/C++ and C# programming

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

​Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing embedded applications for Micro Controllers

  • Experience with bus protocols such as CAN, SPI, RS232, and I2C

  • Working knowledge of C#

  • UI development

  • Multi-threaded Application development

  • Experience with field testing robotic systems

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.

  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement.

  • We only hire the best! No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.

  • We have fun! We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.

  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY. We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand. That is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.