Software Design Engr III in Vista, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Vista, CA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

Job Title: Software Design Engineer

Job Description:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to develop and maintain cargo inspection systems for the Security and Transportation Technology business unit. Your role will be to design, develop, test, and maintain both embedded software and Windows client-server applications using C#.
  • You will develop software following the company's Agile processes and coding standards for new and existing products.
  • Interact with Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Scientists to develop systems that are consistent with customer requirements.
  • Utilize object oriented design principals, practices, and patterns to ensure our code base is reusable and maintainable.
  • Use TDD to ensure the code base is tested and to enable refactoring in the future.
  • Be proactive in leading group design discussions and/or grabbing another developer to pair program on non-trivial features/code.
  • Report project status and issues to management as required. Evaluate customer problems, troubleshoot and assist Field Service Engineers, and help customers through problem resolution utilizing effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a strong programming background with at least 3 years of production product development experience in ‘C’, C#, or Java, and at least 5 years of overall programming experience.
  • Must also have experience in developing and maintaining embedded software.
  • Must have strong object oriented design skills (OOD).
  • Must be open to using XP practices and following an Agile process.
  • Must be able to create design documentation, requirements specifications, and other technical documentation.
  • Must have strong troubleshooting/bug fixing skills.
  • You must be able to work and communicate proactively and effectively in a small cross-functional development team environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with XP practices, particularly TDD.
  • Familiarity with OO design patterns, design of loosely coupled extensible architectures.
  • Experience identifying code smells and utilizing refactoring techniques to reduce entropy in the code base.
  • Experience with a documented form of design such as UML.
  • Experience with revision control (e.g. TFS) and Agile software process experience (e.g. SCRUM).
  • Also highly desirable experience: Embedded Software Development, Multi-threading, TCP/IP networking, bus architectures, Web Services, Visual Studio, ‘C’, C#/.NET, ADO.NET and SQL Server, interfacing with real-time/embedded systems, image processing.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

Travel: Must be willing to travel abroad. If travel is necessary, typically will be ? 10%. Location: Office is located in Vista, CA. Local candidates are preferred. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Volt offers a candidate referral bonus, please inquire for more details.  (Conditions and restrictions apply)

VOLT is Equal Opportunity Employer