Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

About Epirus

Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing software-defined high-power microwave (HPM) systems with devastating counter-electronics effects on modern drone threats. The Epirus Leonidas HPM family of products, empowered by innovations in AI and microelectronics, is human-safe and cost-effective. Distinguishing itself from lasers, Leonidas excels against drone swarms while also bending the cost curve back in DoD's favor - taking drone defeat costs from millions of dollars per drone to pennies on the dollar.

Job Summary: This is an exciting role in an innovative company. The ideal candidate for the position is someone who has experience developing high-performance real-time, autonomous software systems to rapidly develop next-generation products. Employ your experience by developing software systems that support functions such as autonomous target tracking, agile electronic beamforming, and real-time hardware control. This role reports to the Director of Software.


  • Design and implement software for embedded devices and systems from requirements to production and deployment
  • Design, develop, code, test, and debug system software
  • Build real-time control software for a variety of projects
  • Analyze and enhance the efficiency, stability, and scalability of system resources
  • Direct software QA and optimize I/O performance
  • Interface with hardware design and development
  • Assess third-party and open-source software
  • Lead teams to create minimum viable products from an idea
  • Derive software frameworks and architectures to accelerate development
  • Mentor peers to advance team velocity

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of development in C and C++
  • 3+ years working with embedded systems
  • 2+ years of Architect experience with microservice and monolithic software architectures
  • Additional experience with one or more modern systems language(s): Python, Java, VHDL, Verilog, Go, Rust, etc.
  • Versed in multithreaded design (concurrency primitives, resource management, etc.)
  • Competent in computer science concepts (algorithms, data structures, object-oriented programming, etc.)
  • Strong foundations in mathematics, linear algebra, and physics
  • Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar discipline

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience with Xilinx FPGA and Embedded Cortex CPU architectures
  • Experience building software for real-time operating environments with specific latency requirements
  • Experience with Embedded Linux and/or software integration with FPGA firmware
  • Knowledge or experience with digital signal processing (DSP) or radio frequency (RF) technologies
  • User experience with DevOps Pipeline tools
  • Experience with Docker and Helm
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Desire to mentor new hires
  • Exposure or interest in sensor fusion, machine learning, or AI


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

People are the most important part of Epirus – and always come first. We don’t believe in the word impossible and are always asking “why not” as work to usher in a new paradigm of power efficiency. Our fast-growing team is agile, creative, and innovative. We support a culture of constant learning and a sense of belonging among our team members and know that mentorship matters. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. To deliver on our mission, we are always looking for problem solvers, changemakers, and innovators to join our fast-growing team.

As required by the Equal Pay Transparency Act, Epirus provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.
For the state of California only, the range of starting pay for this role is:
$160,700$185,100 USD