Software Engineer

Abaco Systems
Huntsville, AL
Abaco Systems is looking for an Software Engineer to join our team. This position will be responsible for developing software and firmware for embedded Single Board Computer products. As an Embedded Software Engineer, you will develop, implement and validate embedded software components such as firmware, device drivers, Board Support Packages (BSPs) and I/O fabric frameworks. You will produce and support high-quality products to exacting software engineering standards for demanding customers.
Role Responsibilities:

* Produce firmware, device drivers, Board Support Packages (BSPs) and associated software components for use with VxWorks 7, and the later versions of VxWorks 6.9.

* Perform customer support and issue resolution resulting in the production of maintenance releases.

* Perform software migration to support new versions of the VxWorks OS.

* Develop key expertise and drive best practice within the VxWorks development team.

* Communicate development status to key stakeholders in a timely and professional fashion

* Produce internal documentation for assigned tasks consistent with engineering procedures

* Produce draft customer documentation for processing and deployment by Tech Publications group

* Participate in continuous improvement of Software Development Processes

Skills & Competencies:

* Understanding of VxBus

* Understanding of modern Real-Time Operating Systems

* Real-Time Embedded Software skills

* Understanding of C

* Problem-solving and creative, solution-building skills.

* Verbal and written communication skills.

* Ability to work successfully in a team environment

* Understanding and interest in applying embedded software and electronic hardware to military and aerospace products.

Desired Skills & Competencies:

* Knowledge of assembler language

* Experience of working in an Agile environment

* Experience of Continuous Integration / Deployment

* Awareness of modern computer architectures

* Knowledge of BIOS/UEFI development

Role Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related discipline

* 5+ years of experience in Software Engineering. Embedded experience preferred

* Willing to travel internationally on occasion

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents

Credit/Collection Analyst

Abaco Systems
Huntsville, AL
Abaco Systems is looking for a Credit/Collections Analyst to join our team here in Huntsville. We are looking for a Credit/Collections Analyst with business to business collection experience. This position ensures prompt payment of invoices according to invoiced terms, while adhering to the collection standards stated in the Credit Policy.
Responsibilities include:

* Responsible for the timely collection and/or resolution of invoices

* Works with Credit Manager to identify issues and/or solutions related to collections of unpaid invoices

* Provides weekly updates to management on status of collections

* Provides collection analysis when applicable

* Establish and maintain relationships with external customers

* Follow collection process as outlined in the company's Credit Policy

* Ability to analyze credit history related to existing and overdue accounts.

* Assist with external year-end audit

* Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

* Solid Excel skills (including tasks such as macros and V lookups)

* Solid understanding of the collection process, including laws and regulations

* SAP experience strongly desired

Role Requirements:

* At least 3-5 years of experience in A/R and collections, preferably at a mid- to large-sized company

* Associate or bachelor's degree in Accounting a plus

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

Director of Human Resources

Abaco Systems
Huntsville, AL
Abaco Systems is looking for a skilled Director of Human Resources. As our Director of Human Resources you will oversee all aspects of Human Resources practices and processes. You will support business needs and ensure the proper implementation of company strategy and objectives.

The goal is to promote corporate values and enable business success through job design, recruitment, performance management, training & development, employment cycle changes, talent management, and safety management services.

Candidates must have strong collaboration skills, and be comfortable working with ambiguity in a demanding, fast paced, results oriented environment. The successful candidate will have the experience and presence to effectively handle conflicting business demands and sensitive HR issues in an ever-changing matrixed environment. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources based in the United Kingdom.
Role Responsibilities:

* Maintain responsibility for a safe operating environment, acting as a health and safety advocate

* Act as a consultant to management and employees regarding all aspects of the employment life cycle.

* Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy

* Develop and support diversity initiatives through talent acquisition and workforce education.

* Source talent, including senior positions and contingent workers as required.

* Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital

* Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, concerns, or other issues

* Collaborate with leadership to nurture a positive working environment

* Support salary planning process - including guiding and assisting managers with relevant and timely compensation market guides whilst ensuring compliance and equity.

* Manage performance evaluation and management process to drive high performance, ensuring the relevant deadlines are adhered to.

* Communicate employee benefits program during annual benefit open enrollment period

* Recommend and lead projects to improve HR department with new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continuous improvements in efficiency of the department.

* Responsible for overseeing the submission and audit requirements for the bi-weekly payroll

* Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs to support individual's professional growth. Partner with VPHR and site leadership for the annual Leadership Development Review and develop appropriate career plans

* Ensure legal compliance

* Encourage communication and teamwork; proactively managing retention risk via feedback methodologies.

* Some Travel required

Skills & Competencies:

* A Team Player with excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills with the competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels with customers and vendors

* In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices; proactive ability to interpret and effectively implement these laws and regulations

* Self-directed with a proven ability to successfully work under pressure, prioritize multiple projects whilst still meeting all critical deadlines

* Ability to make good decisions, including exhibiting sound and accurate judgment; supporting and explaining reasoning for decisions; including appropriate employees and management members in decision-making process in a timely fashion, and identifying when issues should be escalated to senior management.

* People-oriented and results-driven

* Experience with remote teams

Role Requirements:

* 8-10 years of HR Generalist with 5+ years of experience as HR Manager, preferably in a manufacturing environment

* BS/MS degree in Human Resources or related field

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

FPGA Engineer

Abaco Systems
Huntsville, AL
Abaco Systems is looking for an FPGA Design Engineer who will help the team design, develop, and support next-generation FPGA and RF products in an exciting high-growth market. As an FPGA Design Engineer, you will engage in a collaborative, rapidly-changing environment to design and support groundbreaking new technologies. This position will focus on test development, product sustaining, and technical support.

The fast-paced Abaco RF&DSP team in Austin develops leading-edge ruggedized ADC, DAC, and digital signal processing products as part of a global company providing turnkey and off-the-shelf solutions for the defense and science industries. New challenges arise every day that require sharp problem-solving skills of talented and smart individuals. Join us in a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.
Role Responsibilities:

* Designing FPGA firmware targeting Kintex-7, Virtex-7, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ FPGA devices.

* Creating test benches for simulating FPGA designs.

* Testing designs on target hardware to ensure it performs as per project requirements.

* Providing documentation that describes the FPGA implementation and the detailed product test plan.

* Complex diagnostics and debugging of FPGA interfaces on a variety of products.

* Interfacing with customers to provide technical support for FPGA designs on a variety of products.

* Collaborating with a multi-discipline engineering team in an Agile project management workflow.

Skills & Competencies:

* Knowledge of Xilinx's ISE and Vivado development tools

* Experience with hardware/software design and testing methodologies is required

* Experience in production testing of computing/PCB/FPGA-based products is desired

* Experience with software programming language, C/C++ is desired

* Experience working with high-speed DDR memories, LVDS interfaces, and MGT protocols is desired

* Oral and written communication skills are necessary

* Self-motivated, Driven, and Independent Personality

Role Requirements:

* Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

* 5+ years of experience in FPGA development (VHDL preferred)

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

Senior Software Engineer

Abaco Systems
Billerica, MA
Abaco Systems is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our team in Billerica. As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and integrating software components and solutions for Abaco's High-Performance Computing (HPC) hardware platforms. As part of a team, you will apply your software and system integration expertise to the definition, design, integration, and test of integrated HPC systems for the Military and Aerospace market. You will develop customer-facing application demos of these HPC platforms and also utilize your experience to help the business develop its customer base by providing pre-and post-sales support in conjunction with the business team. In this role, you will utilize experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
Role Responsibilities:

* Development, integration, and test of HPC systems for real-time RF signal processing applications.

* Development of software to support integration of RF-DSP hardware such as A-D converters and FPGAs for real-time data capture and processing.

* Performance characterization and interoperability testing of integrated systems solutions.

* Working with the wider software team to create application orientated demos for trades shows and customer engagements.

* Evaluation of emerging HPC and RFDSP hardware & software technologies.

* Participation in software lifecycle activities including design and code reviews.

* Work closely with other engineering teams, partners and vendors to ensure interoperability and reuse.

* Close interaction with field application engineering team to facilitate pre and post-sales support for HPC systems.

Skills & Competencies:

* Excellent C / C++.

* Linux OS knowledge.

* Real-time system integration experience.

* Knowledge of IO interfaces for RF signal data capture.

* Familiarity with digital signal processing techniques.

* Demonstrated ability to learn new development practices, languages, and tools.

* Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

* Ability to work in a small team and be highly self-motivated.

* MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

* Experience in customer interaction.

Role Requirements:

* A minimum of 3 years' experience of software experience developing and deploying software in embedded or high-performance computing environments.

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

Mechanical Engineer

Abaco Systems
Austin, TX
Abaco Systems is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team here in Huntsville.

Role Responsibilities:

* Design, develop, modify and evaluate electronic packaging for use in Mil/aero applications.

* Determine design approaches and parameters.

* Model components and systems as well as create drawing packages for fabrication.

* Perform structural analysis of electronic systems.

* Support vibration and thermal testing of aerospace systems.

* Support board builds.

* May interface with customers and vendors to ensure product/component performance to customer specifications and to appropriate standards.

Skills & Competencies:

* Motivated with the ability to make decisions and solve problems with little supervision.

* Experience using SolidWorks or 3D CAD software.

* Thermal analysis and flow analysis experience is a plus.

* Experience performing structural analysis.

* Understanding of Materials and Processes used in the electronic packaging.

* Familiarity with dynamic and thermal testing.

* Ability to work in teams and achieve design and schedule targets while managing design constraints.

* Oral and written communication skills.

* Interpersonal and leadership skills.

Desired Qualifications/Characteristics:

* Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering from an accredited university or college

* 5+ years' experience in Mechanical Engineering

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

Administrative Assistant Intern

Abaco Systems
Austin, TX
Abaco Systems, a growing global provider of embedded computing systems is seeking an Administrative Assistant Intern to support our growing Austin location. We are looking for someone who possesses a strong desire to do whatever is asked to support the business and who takes pride in what they do.
Role Responsibilities:

* Support various projects in the office by making phone calls, working with contractors/consultants, handling correspondence, and meeting deadlines.

* Sort post, receive packages and deliveries, route paperwork accordingly

* Greet customers, employees, and visitors. Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness

* Answer phones in a professional manner and direct calls where appropriate; take detailed messages as necessary

* Maintain office procedures, contact lists, emergency protocols, and FAQs

* Monitor office supplies; order and restock as needed

* Manage on-site vending companies

* Ensure front office and common areas are always kept orderly

* Monitor and maintain office equipment; make appropriate repair notifications when required

* Facilitate internal communications (e.g. distribute information and schedule presentations)

* Suggest more efficient ways to run the office and troubleshoot malfunctions

* Support all functions and facilities as requested

Skills & Competencies:

* Familiarity with online calendars and cloud systems

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

* Experience using office equipment, including printers and fax machines

* Communication skills (via phone, email and in-person)

* Organizational skills with an ability to think proactively and prioritize work

* Action Orientated, must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure

* Positive can-do attitude

Role Requirements:

* Full-time student enrolled at an accredited College or University

* Studying in Business Administration or similar field

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

Principal Hardware Engineer

Abaco Systems
Austin, TX
Abaco Systems is looking for a Principal Hardware Engineer. In this role you will collaborate with engineers, and cross-functional teams, and be responsible for technical and project leadership of projects from inception to production release. This would include the design, development, and verification of a variety of embedded electronics products, which may include Single Board Computers, Graphics Cards, Sensor Processing products, and Network Switches. All are designed for use over extreme temperatures and in harsh environments.
Role Responsibilities

* Management responsibility for electrical engineering group

* Definition of engineering requirements in consultation with customers and product managers

* Coordination of a cross-functional team to develop coherent hardware, software, and mechanical design solution

* Contribute to component selection, schematic capture and design constraint consistency

* Oversight and review of PCB layout

* Conduct design reviews and generate design documentation in accordance with company quality processes

* Demonstrate product functionality and design robustness through a rigorous verification process

* Definition of production test strategy and supervision of production handover

* Provide engineering support for designs throughout product lifecycle including production test support, customer support, and obsolescence management

Skills & Competencies:

* Understanding of computer architectures and embedded systems

* Problem-solving skills, creativity

* Verbal and written communication skills

* Proven track record in technical and project leadership

* Experience designing commissioning and fault-finding

* Experience working in a cross-functional team

* Experience leading an engineering team

* Experience using Schematic Capture tools such as Mentor Dx-Designer.

* Enthusiasm for the technology and its use in Military & Aerospace applications

* Desire to further develop engineering skills in high-speed board & programmable logic design

* Ability to work well in a team environment and a desire to provide technical leadership to other team members.

* Ability to establish and achieve personal deadlines and contribute to meeting project timescales

* Flexibility and enthusiasm to succeed within a dynamic technical and business landscape

Role Requirements:

* Degree in Electronic Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent knowledge and experience

* 15+ years of experience in design and verification of complex electronic hardware

* Experience in design using the following:
* Multi-core/multi GHz System-on-Chip processor architectures including Intel, NVIDIA, and NXP architectures

* High-speed memory interfaces (DDR4 or similar)

* High-speed serial interfaces (5GHz+) - signal integrity principles, simulation and verification

* Switch-mode power supplies - design and simulation

* FPGA/SoC - development and verification using VHDL

* I/O interfaces such as USB, Serial, Ethernet, I2C, SPI

* Security and Root of Trust design methods.

* Standards-based product design including VPX, VME, XMC, CPCI, etc.

Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

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