Software Systems Engineer
Job Type

U.S. Citizenship is Required. Ability to qualify for a US Department of Defense security clearance required. 

This position is in-person.  

Toyon has career opportunities for researchers and developers to solve challenging real-world problems with algorithms that combine engineering and physics principles with advance algorithm development. We are seeking Software Engineers capable of developing CPU intensive physics-based algorithm development, modeling and simulation, and Reinforcement Learning (RL) methods. Experience working in a collaborative environment with configuration management and version control tools is also desired. 

Toyon’s collaborative culture and employee-owned mindset creates a unique environment of eager and dedicated contributors at every level. Toyon is committed to enabling technical talent to blaze trails on mission-critical technical challenges. Our unusually low employee turnover is tribute to a Company philosophy and strategy that has worked for over 40 years.   


 Candidates for the Software Systems Engineer position should have a strong background in engineering, computer science, physics, and/or mathematics combined with strong programing skills. 

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an Engineering, Physics, Math, or Computer Science program
  • Programming familiarity in C++, MATLAB, or Python
  • Strong problem-solving/analytical skills
  • Able to work independently on projects toward common team goals
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

Desired areas of experience: 

  • Artificial Intelligence: Course, project, and professional experience with Deep Reinforcement Learning (RL)
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering Principles (e.g. Software Defined Radios, Radar systems, Antenna Design, Electronic Warfare)
  • Estimation Theory: Tracking, Fusion, Correlation methods (e.g. Bayes Theory, Kalman Filters, particle filters)
  • Software: Docker, Kubernetes 
  • Simulations: AFSIM, NGTS 


  • Competitive Industry Pay
  • 100% Employer-Paid Medical Insurance Premium
  • HSA with Employer Contributions
  • Dental and Vision Coverage Options
  • Company Funded 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Life and Disability Insurance  
  • Paid Parental Leave
The pay range for the Software Systems Engineer position is $85,000 to $170,000.

The posted pay range values provide the candidate with guidance on annual base compensation for the position, at a full time level of effort, exclusive of overtime, bonus, and benefits-related compensation, over a range of qualifications that may fit hiring objectives. Toyon Research Corporation will consider the individual candidate’s education, work experience, applicable knowledge, skills and training, among other factors, when preparing an offer of employment.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
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