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Battelle Memorial Institute Embedded Software Engineer III in Chantilly, Virginia

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Battelle is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer III . This position can be located in our Chantilly, VA or Columbus, OH l ocations.


As a Embedded Engineer at Battelle you will leverage your expertise to contribute to R&D projects, contribute to changing strategy for project execution and design, & code and test software. Our projects are non-standard, highly customized, and will push you to new levels as a software developer. Most of our software is developed in C/C++ and runs on embedded systems. (CSD)


  • C/C++ development that supports critical customer missions

  • Applying concepts from newer compiled languages such as Go, or Rust to embedded development

  • Developing for real time operating systems (RTOS) and interesting embedded systems

  • Applying understanding of software development to the analysis of compiled custom operating systems by learning reverse engineering principles

  • Implementing kernel/OS customizations to support experimental hardware build environments such as FPGA development kits

  • Participate in conferences, peer review panels and increase company visibility through publications

  • Collaborate on IR&D tasks


  • Ability and willingness to obtain DoD Security Clearance

  • BS and (6) years of relevant experience; MS and (4) years of relevant experience; PhD and (1) year of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience in a relevant field

  • Strong understanding of embedded software development in C/C++ Familiarity with embedded platform prototyping (such as via FPGAs, etc.)

  • Experience or desire to code in Go or Rust

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Ability to work individually and in small fast paced team environments

  • Passion and drive to constantly need to improve your skill set


  • Learn (tuition assistance, paid training) and teach (get published, speak at a conference)

  • Software and Intellectual Property development royalty sharing

  • Mentorship and learning culture

  • Internally funded and guided research projects with large amounts of individual autonomy


Battelle has been trusted by elite government clients to solve some of the world’s hardest security problems. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new Cyber solutions.

Our team is casual putting results over formality. Team members can work flexible hours, and Battelle maintains a 9/80 schedule meaning employees have a chance to take every other Friday off.

We encourage new ideas with our large Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program where engineers work on projects they are passionate about. Inventors and innovators are rewarded by our industry leading IP compensation program. Our group works collaboratively with many parts of Battelle’s larger organization on projects ranging from genomics to robotics.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.

Battelle Benefits

Battelle’s benefits program supports employees so they can be at their best at home and at work. It’s a comprehensive package including:

  • A benefits concierge service to help you understand and use your benefits

  • Paid parental leave and family formation support

  • A holistic wellness community and employee assistance program offering physical, mental, financial, legal and family support

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers