Software Manager and Architect

Posted 2 years ago

Join the Adsys Controls team where you can work with the best, accelerate your career, address complex challenges and grow professionally and personally. 

At Adsys Controls, you will provide solutions for precision control systems, advanced optical perception systems, high energy lasers, and unmanned aerial systems for government and commercial markets.

Position Info:

Title: Software Manager and Architect

Type of Job: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Location: Irvine, CA

Experience Level: 10+ years total experience

Clearance Type: US Citizenship Required.  Ability to obtain a security clearance required.

Job Responsibilities

We are searching for a Software Manager and Architect to drive the software development vision of Adsys Controls.  In this role, you will provide technical leadership in software architecture definition and development. You will support the software development for our major product lines: high-energy lasers, complex multi-spectral imaging sensors and autonomous/robotic systems. You will oversee the software team, defining tasking, ensuring schedule compliance, conducting performance reviews, etc.  You should be comfortable working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams on multiple concurrent, cross-functional projects. You should be comfortable operating in a fast paced and highly technical environment. You must be a high energy, self-starter, with strong desire to bring success to assigned projects and other opportunities necessary to realize company growth.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the software architecture of our major product lines: high-energy lasers, complex multi-spectral imaging sensors and autonomous/robotic systems.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the actions of the development team. Defining tasking. Ensuring schedule compliance. Conducting software performance reviews, etc. 
  • Manage the development lifecycle of software products
  • Research new technologies to strengthen the organization
  • Implement principles of software systems engineering including requirements generation, flowdown, and validation. Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
  • Collaborate with other professionals to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications.
  • Oversee the development of high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc. Approve final product before launch
  • Oversee the development of software design documentation for prototypes and production products.
  • Conduct risk assessments of software processes and tasks.
  • Support proposal efforts for new programs developing the technical, business and cost approaches. 
  • Assist with technical mentorship, performance assessment, goal setting, and related developmental activities.
  • Develop and maintain software technical competencies roadmap. Develop plans fill the gaps identified through training or acquiring talent.
  • Assist with the hiring and training new team members.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related STEM field from an accredited university with a minimum of 10 years’ experience leading software development and production programs. MS in computer science is a plus. 
  • Proven experience as software architect
  • Experience in software development platforms and coding in several languages, most specifically embedded real-time s/w design, Linux; Android, VxWorks, VHDL, image/graphics processing environments and Python
  • Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • Excellent knowledge of UML and other modeling methods
  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of industry best practices in software development and management
  • Experience with Agile Development
  • Experience with advanced electro-optical systems or imaging systems is a plus. 
  • Experience in proposal processes and development.
  • Experience on DoD programs and related processes and requirements.
  • Proficiency in working both autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment.                               
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

What you can expect:

Leading-edge Innovation: From photons to final products and effects, you will work to solve the most complex challenges for our tech industry customers and internally developed products.

Building Foundational Values: As a startup undergoing rapid growth, we want you to participate in shaping our culture and creating a fast-paced environment based on tight knit teams.  You will be an integral part of building our culture of integrity, teamwork and excellence. 

Cross-functional Development with Meaningful Work: Our small team format and diverse programs provide the opportunity to wear many hats. You will develop a comprehensive set of skills and help build our teams for the future.

Your Wellbeing is a Top Priority: Our competitive pay, flexible schedules, and comprehensive benefits enable you to truly live both inside and outside of work.

A Place To Be Your Best: You will be exposed to new and challenging cross-functional areas in a unique way.  You will operate from the system level down to the component level to deliver functional systems to the warfighter and advance commercial autonomous systems. 

Advanced Technologies with Purpose:  Whether it be high energy lasers, autonomous systems or advanced visual perception solutions, you will directly impact the safety and security of our nation.  Not only are we aiding the American warfighter, but we are focused on transitioning our technologies to commercial products for a better world.

Commitment to Exploration: We foster innovation, growth and leadership to fuel human curiosity and go beyond today’s horizons.  You will be contributing to America’s world status through innovative technologies and future solutions. Join us in the journey. 

What it takes to be a successful Adsys Controls employee:

  • Interactive

At Adsys Controls we love hard problems.  We engage in respectful debate and develop great solutions from these discussions

  • Team oriented

At Adsys Controls, we are a small but mighty team.  Every member contributes, learns, and grows together.  Your contribution is critical to the success of our team.

  • Self-motivated

At Adsys Controls, our team members take initiative, anticipate problems and drive solutions.  Staff are encouraged to take ownership, deliver work of the highest quality, and drive communication with peers and management.

  • Inquisitive

At Adsys Controls, we are a research and development, prototyping and product development organization and we love to drive new ideas. We explore new solutions to customer problems and synthesize effective solutions.

  • Dogged Problem Solver

At Adsys Controls we love to be challenged and we persevere to see our innovations through to completion. For the Adsys Controls team, the best problems start with “Nobody knows how to do that”.  At Adsys Controls we provide solutions to the previously unsolvable. 

  • Systems Oriented

At Adsys Controls, we start with the objective and build the system to overcome our customer’s toughest obstacle.

  • Exceed expectations

At Adsys Controls, we want our customers to say “Wow!”  We want to break new ground and exceed expectations for our customer. 



Broad selection of Medical, Dental and Vision plans


Our 401(k) plan features 3% company contributions without vesting schedules.


Provide incentive to our staff with generous allocations for staff performance bonuses. 


We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement, career-building programs and advanced degrees.


Family leave provided in accordance with the family medical leave act. When you return to work, we do our best to support your transition and work/life balance.


We offer PTO, paid holidays and personal days and sick leave.


We offer flexible work schedules.

Company Info

Company Profile:

We provide products and services for electro-optical systems, directed energy, unmanned aerial systems, and test systems within military and commercial markets. We deliver solutions leveraging precision control systems, image processing, GN&C, electronics design, modeling & simulation and embedded real time software. From High Energy Laser weapons, to visual perception modules, to threat warning systems to aircraft autopilots, Adsys Controls provides state of the art solutions for sensing, controls and autonomy.

Contact Info:

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Adsys Controls is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

Adsys Controls is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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