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QinetiQ North America Staff Software Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

Staff Software Engineer

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Code: 1754

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:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment, on a leading engineering team to field the next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military.

  • The staff software Engineer will be responsible for large-scale problem solving and the advanced implementation of Robot protocols.

  • Candidates will participate in the development of robot platforms as well as control applications for their related control stations.

  • Tasks also include designing/developing controls/interfaces to robot payloads including pan/tilt cameras, manipulators and environmental sensors.

  • Conduct software requirements reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, and software acceptance reviews. Support other engineers in the use of developed APIs.

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

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • BS in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent plus 2-5 years’ experience (Will consider highly qualified candidates with less than 2 years of experience) MS in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent plus 0-3 years’ experience

  • Experience developing C++ applications preferably in a Linux environment Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC)

  • 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.