Polaris Sensor Technologies specializes in innovative and demanding research and development projects resulting in one-of-a-kind optical systems. Polaris’s multi-disciplinary teams support customers from concept, design, integration, prototyping, and build to software development, algorithm development, field testing, and data analysis. Our culture of innovation and teamwork provides a dynamic and collaborative environment where motivated individuals can find a variety of projects in which to participate.

Polaris Sensor Technologies is seeking an enthusiastic and adaptable Embedded Software Engineer to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to develop software solutions for advanced electro-optical and IR camera systems. The engineer should have experience with programming in C++ on Windows or Linux. Familiarity with software to control hardware devices and peripherals is required. This position will work as part of a team to develop applications and software libraries for new optical sensing products, with a focus on development of embedded software for camera and peripheral controls, development of embedded Linux applications, and development of SDKs for our optical sensor products.

This position is full-time (40 hours per week) in Huntsville, Alabama. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience. Polaris offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and 401k.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and able to obtain a security clearance upon demonstrated need.


  • Develop software and control libraries for control of electro-optical systems
  • Integrate software with camera and electronics subsystems
  • Collaborate with electrical, optical, and mechanical engineering counterparts


  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Embedded programming in C++
  • Software/hardware interface and control
  • 3-10 years of recent coding and software design
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

Desired Experience

  • Real-time processing
  • Nvidia Jetson or other embedded GPU programming