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Entry-Level Computer Engineer

Company: Battelle
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle's Cyber Solutions Division is seeking a Junior Computer Engineer to work in our Chantilly, VA location. The position reports to the Division Manager, Cyber Solutions. This position is contingent upon contract award/funding.

"From Silicon to Systems" - We are an elite, multi-disciplinary team, bringing together the brightest minds from physics, computer science, electrical engineering, data science, and mathematics to develop unique cyber solutions for government and commercial customers. Battelle has been trusted by elite government clients to solve some of the world's hardest cyber problems. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new cyber solutions.

Team members can work flexible hours, and Battelle maintains a 9/80 schedule meaning employees have a chance to take every other Friday off. We encourage new ideas with our large Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program where engineers work on projects they are passionate about. Inventors and innovators are rewarded by our industry leading intellectual property compensation program. Our group works collaboratively with many parts of Battelle's larger organization on projects ranging from genomics to robotics


As a Computer Engineer at Battelle, you will spend your day designing, coding, and testing software and embedded systems. Our projects are non-standard, highly customized, and will push you to new levels as a computer engineer. You will work with customer and team members to understand project requirements and scope, design/develop/modify software and firmware for custom memory constrained hardware and related systems. You will work with internal and external customers to understand and set goals and expectations and translate and communicate those goals and expectations to the team. You will research and analyze new libraries, technologies and tools and perform full software life cycle functions including software/firmware requirements, architecture, design, code, test, integration, and documentation.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 0-2 years' experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field of study or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to understand/code in C, C++, or C#.
  • Experience automating tasks using a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.).
  • Experience with formal software development processes.
  • Experience in technical writing.
  • Experience with network protocols including TCP and UDP.
  • Must be a sole US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance. Preferred Qualifications
    • Advanced degree with 0-4 years' experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field of study or equivalent experience.
    • Ability to work individually and/or in small fast-paced team environments.
    • Passion and drive to constantly need to improve your technical expertise.
    • Familiarity with Configuration Control and Configuration Management.
    • Experience with network protocols.
    • Experience emulating embedded platforms for live debugging. Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life
      We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.
      • Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off-giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.
      • Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.
      • Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.
      • Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.
      • Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.
      • Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.
      • Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work. A Work Environment Where You Succeed
        For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity's most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

        You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:
        • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
        • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
        • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
        • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders
        • Give back to and improve our communities
          Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

          Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients' requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

          Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

          The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

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