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Indianapolis , Indiana

Job Category: Controls Software Design Engineer

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3037




Position: Controls Software Design Engineer


Location: Indianapolis, IN


Schedule: Hybrid/Remote/On site


Duration: 12-month contract engagement. Annualized salary and benefits are offered for the duration of the contract through Alten Technology (medical, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, etc.). There is a strong possibility that this contract will be extended beyond the initial contract length. 


Note: Due to nature of work, only US Persons (citizens or permanent residents) need apply for this position. 


Who We Are:

We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Be part of a development team responsible for the development, testing and qualifying of engine control and monitoring software. 
  • Ensure that all delivered products meet all program requirements.
  • You may be involved at any stage of a project lifecycle including the initial brief for a concept, the design and development stage, testing and verification.
  • Work in project teams with colleagues in other branches of engineering.




  • 8-10 years or more of experience, extensive aerospace knowledge, and previous work with DO certification standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM discipline (Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, or Physics) with 6+ years of experience in Software design, OR
  • Master's degree in STEM discipline (Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, or Physics) with 4+ years of experience in Software design, OR
  • JD/PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering or Business Management


Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • 3+ years’ experience in embedded safety critical software engineering preferred.
  • Experience in embedded Ada software development preferred.
  • Familiarity with Model based software design preferred.
  • Use a DO-178 compliant software coding process.
  • Control systems experience preferred.
  • Digital logic design experience preferred.
  • Familiar with verification and testing frameworks.
  • Familiar with working in agile software development teams
  • Desire to successfully work in a team environment, establishing collaborative relationships with coworkers.  
  • Current (or ability to obtain/maintain) US DOD Secret or Top Secret security Clearance
  • Ability to present technical data to senior engineers and management.
  • Strong development experience
  • Familiarity with the design and development of embedded software solutions
  • Knowledge in software design patterns
  • Familiarity with Integration (software/hardware and software/software) and component level testing
  • Familiarity on software lifecycle (Design to release)
  • Knowledge of software testing framework







ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.