Software Development Engineer I at ADTRAN (Huntsville, AL)

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The Software Engineer will be a member of a team responsible for designing, analyzing requirements, developing, implementing, testing, debugging, and maintaining software solutions for ADTRAN products including but not limited to the following: driver development, application development, system software architecture, software test development, and customer assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Example target projects:

  • Design or assist in the design and development of multiple L2 and L3 networking protocols running on embedded network devices.
  • Design or assist in the design of TA5000 Access Module software including new features and maintenance and enhancement of existing products.
  • Design or assist in the design and development of the Mosaic Cloud Platform management solution.
  • Perform or assist in high-level and low-level software design and implementation of new modules and enhancements to existing software.
  • Perform or assist in feasibility studies of needed software development.
  • Document the design including features definition and provisioning models.
  • Help to model and define APIs using MIBs, CLI, YANG, or similar standards.
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews and code reviews.
  • Plan and perform unit and system-level testing of implemented software modules and enhancements.
  • Help fix software bugs found during all testing phases.
  • Work with team to deploy and test incremental software releases.
  • Organize and coordinate development activities within schedule and product constraints.
  • Other projects and assignments may result and be assigned to accommodate the changing needs of the department and the Company.


  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent education required.
  • This Software Engineer is an entry-level position, which may include up to 2 years of experience.
  • Example Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Ethernet and networking protocols and experience with embedded software design, implementation, and debugging ranging from the driver/interrupt level up to the application level including interprocess communication and multi-threading techniques is required.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software engineering, and functional programming techniques is required.
  • Experience with at least one modern functional programming language (Scala, Erlang, Elixir, Haskell).
  • Experience with a JVM language (Java or Scala) including, but not limited to, JVM tuning, and memory management.
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Experience developing containerized applications (Docker or equivalent).
  • Experience developing and deploying large scale applications.
  • Familiarity with lab test equipment that would be needed to the unit or system-level test the software component designed is required.
  • No travel is expected in this position


  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, IP protocols, Datacom technologies, VxWorks, QNX, embedded Linux, L2, and L3 protocols, Ethernet switching, networking protocols, FTTx, T1/T3, SNMP, CLI, BPON, GPON, and SONET experience preferred.
  • It takes people to connect with people. At, ADTRAN we hire the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for meeting customer expectations the first time, every time. Employment is based not only on professional qualifications but also on the character and personal attributes we deem essential for the continued growth and success of the company. ADTRAN adheres to the highest ethical standards. This bar is set by our leadership and strengthened by our employees. Our employees are truly our most valued resource and are the reason for the company's continued success.

    For more than three decades, ADTRAN has been a leader in the telecommunications industry. We are enabling communities and connecting lives as we equip service providers around the globe to deliver Gigabit broadband. These services are transforming the way people live, work and play. As an innovator, the company is also focused on the future. We are defining the future network with cloud-based software solutions developed with an open, scalable and programmable approach.

    We invite you to explore our current job opportunities and apply for those you deem fit your skills and qualifications.

    ADTRAN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disabilities, age, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Thank you for your interest in ADTRAN careers.
    More Information on ADTRAN
    ADTRAN operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Huntsville, AL. ADTRAN was founded in 1985. It has 1601 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 17 open jobs at ADTRAN, click here.
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