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in Mclean, VA

Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Mclean, Virginia

About this job

Engineer III, Test Automation
Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Job ID 2023-2835
Category Engineering
Worker Category Regular Full-Time[F]
Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium's unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.

At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft, and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We're Looking For:

Are you an experienced engineer looking for a thrilling new opportunity? Look no further! Iridium is seeking a talented Engineer III to join our Software Development team. If you're a critical thinker with a passion for problem-solving, possess exceptional communication skills, and are committed to delivering high-quality software solutions, then you're the perfect fit for this role.

What You'll Do:

    Be responsible for developing, testing, and troubleshooting software solutions for the Iridium network
  • Work independently to deliver high-quality work and drive projects and deliverables to completion, including assisting with software development life-cycle activities
  • Design, development, and testing of software systems and applications
  • Recognize issues pertaining to software development and craft/propose solutions to these issues
  • Develop and maintain software documentation and procedures
  • Analyze data and use it to make routine decisions related to software development
  • Support system and network integration efforts
  • Coordinate with other engineers and teams to ensure software solutions meet business requirements and quality standards
Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field OR equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to confidently present products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions or come up with solutions
  • Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed
  • Have confidence and be able to establish valuable relationships with others
  • Must be able to prioritize key tasks and have a strong sense of ownership over your work
  • Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Experience with C, C++, Java, or Python programming languages
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of satellite communication systems
  • Experience with Linux operating systems

We'll also need you to:

  • Be available for on-call support as needed.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time.
  • US Citizenship required

Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.