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Senior Software Architect

Mount Arlington, NJ
February 17, 2021


Kongsberg Protech Systems USA in Mount Arlington, NJ is seeking to fill the position of Software Developer. The Software Developer will provide support in the Land Systems division of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace by collaborating with other disciplines within the division by developing software on products with extreme performance for extreme conditions. Innovation, problem solving and effective communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are essential to the success of the incoming candidate.

Essential job functions are:

Development of software in cross-disciplinary projects, in collaboration with disciplines like Mechanics, Servo, Electronics, System and Test Execution.

Perform and contribute to testing and qualifications of products in hardware-lab, on firing range and in synthetic/virtual test environment.

Participate in requirements analysis, design, implementation, debug, test, review, documentation, qualification and maintenance of software for CROWS and new products.

Support market initiatives with demo/prototype software and integrations.

Develop in accordance with all applicable quality standards in the KDA management system, not limited to processes based on MIL-STD-498, AQAP2210 and ISO/IEC 12207.

Ability to use agile development methodology, Test Driven Development, and UML.

Participates in the System Architectural Design with estimation of critical computer and communication resources based on the system functional architecture with associated timing constraints.

Communicates software aspects of the system (i.e. processor capacity, concurrency aspects, external interfaces, etc.) to secure that physical design enables the software to meet these requirements.

Considers IP/IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) regarding software for all new concepts, design releases and design changes.

Participates in system test planning and communicates software test and integration needs.

May extract common software solutions to be used by several software elements. Architecture must reflect relationship between software elements. Examples include, “software infrastructure”, math support, geographic information handling library, etc.

Participates in development of software requirements.

Communicate the software requirements and overall system architecture to software project members.

Lead and coordinate technical activities

Develop architectural design

Establish overall structure for each architectural view, the decomposition of the view, the grouping of elements and the interfaces between these major groupings.

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum 8 years experience as a software developer or software architect using C++ is required. Must have experience in designing system and software programs for physical products (defense, aerospace, automobile, etc.) using UML and developing/designing for Embedded systems, SOA and RTOS. Experience with defense and aerospace products, robotics, gamification, HIL and SysML, Software Safety, Software Security and computer networking preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Must be able to acquire a US passport and pass a comprehensive background check. International and domestic travel will be required, as necessary. May be required to obtain government security clearance at the level required to perform specific functions of the role.

Kongsberg Protech Systems USA is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international knowledge-based group that supplies high technology systems and solutions to its customers engaged in oil and gas production, the merchant marine and the defense and aerospace industries. Kongsberg Protech Systems USA performs final assembly and testing of Remote Weapon Systems. The company also performs repair and overhaul (R&O) of Remote Weapon Systems that come back from field operations.

In addition to competitive wages, we provide an excellent package of benefits, which presently includes company-paid health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with competitive match, life insurance and paid time off (PTO).

Interested parties must complete a Kongsberg employment application to be considered an applicant for this position.

Closing date for applications is November 5, 2020.

This contractor and subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $150,000.00 - $180,000.00 per year



401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Disability insurance

Employee assistance program

Flexible schedule

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance