Software Development Engineer

Job Description

Headwall Photonics is a leader in the design and manufacture of spectrographs, and spectral imaging systems utilizing diffraction gratings.

The Software Development Engineer will function within more than one discipline, and will have broader exposure to interdisciplinary work. Work performed is considered moderately complex to complex within the spectrum of the discipline, and in many cases, considers concepts from other disciplines. The position will be located at Headwall's new facility along the Route 495 technology belt near Boston.

The successful candidate will have significant opportunities for career growth in the development of scientific and mathematical software applications and algorithms. This will include video processing, test development platforms, UAV and Airborne image manipulation (including geo-location and orthorectification processes).

The ability to travel and interface with customer applications will be 10-15% of the job requirement. Software components can include firmware, operating systems, drivers, applications and other computing system software. Hardware components can include electrical equipment, digital processing hardware (ASIC, CPLD, FPGA), circuit boards, microprocessor systems, computer system architectures and interfaces. Customer interface skills in the development of applications of existing platforms to be customized for different applications.

Required Skills and Education:

Required education: Masters, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Proven experience in the design and development of software solutions to complex problems

  • Object Oriented Programming in C++ (Ideally, experience with QT and QWT, Hardware calibration, test, and automation).

  • Object Oriented Programming in Java and JavaScript (Ideally, experience with Ext JS, Java Servlets, and Web Application Development).

  • Oracle (SQL, PL/SQL).

U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. At this time, we are unable to sponsor.

Agency Statement: No agencies please.



As a Massachusetts high technology manufacturer, Fitchburg-based Headwall Photonics is a world leader in the design and manufacture of optical instrumentation for remote sensing applications, industrial process monitoring & control, life sciences/biotechnology, and military & defense applications. Headwall's hyperspectral imagers, Raman spectrometers, and spectral instruments have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. Website: