Polaris Sensor Technologies builds novel optical sensing systems and seeks engineers who thrive in a fast-paced development environment to join our team. Polaris’s multi-disciplinary teams support customers from concept to delivery, performing prototyping, design, build, and integration. Our culture of innovation and teamwork provides a dynamic and collaborative environment where motivated individuals contribute to projects in sensing, detection and tracking, oil and gas, and basic research areas.

Polaris is seeking an enthusiastic and adaptable Software Engineer to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop software solutions for advanced electro-optical sensor systems. The engineer should have experience with programming in C++ on Windows and Linux. Familiarity with software to control hardware devices and peripherals is a plus. This position will work as part of a team to develop applications and software libraries for new optical sensing 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 applications and control libraries for electro-optical systems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software issues
  • Collaborate with electrical, optical, and mechanical engineering counterparts


  • Windows and Linux programming in C++
  • 3-10 years of recent coding and software design
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance

Desired Experience

  • Software/hardware interface and control
  • Embedded systems programming