Software Engineer - Senior Principal II


Job Description

Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics -from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too.

Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we're more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.

We are looking for talented Senior Principal 2 Level Software engineers to help us create the world's most advanced solutions in the area such as Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Aircraft Protection, Radar Warning and Electronic Attack for our defense related customers. Our products provide critical mission capabilities to address the ever-evolving challenges and threats to our nation's security and the war fighter.

You will be an integrated team member, with leadership opportunities, collaborating with Systems, Hardware, and Test engineers in one or more of the phases of Project Planning, Requirements Development, Design, Development, Integration and Testing.

You will prepare design and project documentation intended to be used within complex programs or across sets of programs in accordance with established processes. We will provide you opportunities to learn, leverage our current technologies, incorporate new technologies, and be a leader in our engineering organization. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®."

This posting is specifically for an F-35 Electronic Warfare project.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Opportunities are available as a technical lead on the program where you will mentor your team and present the technical design at technical interchange meetings with the customer.
  • Duties include analyzing, designing, coding and code modification (typically in C++) of complex software designs for simple systems or subsystems or subsystems of larger systems.
  • Evaluate complex software designs to identify design flaws.
  • Establish communication to keep management informed of the function's progress and results.
  • Use existing processes and evolve processes to utilize the most effective new techniques as they become available, assuring the use of methodologies which minimize both design cost and product cost.
  • Provide, directly or indirectly, top level technical leadership for the assigned design discipline(s) including selection and exploitation of promising new technologies, long-term goals, etc.
  • Ensure effective communication between assigned engineers and all other participants in the design process.




Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Secret Security Clearance (active within the past two years).
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field, and minimum of 10 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Extensive background in embedded and/or application software development in one or more: C++, Python, Java
  • Foundation in Object-Oriented design and implementation principles
  • Experience with software and systems engineering processes, methodologies, and tools
  • Experience performing software testing, validation, and verification activities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, and motivate technical teams


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Real-time embedded development
  • Board Support Package (BSP) and low-level driver development
  • Full life-cycle software development
  • Software automated test development and execution
  • Software algorithm development
  • Agile Development experience
  • Customer/Subcontractor interfacing
  • Software/Firmware interface definition
  • Previous experience in technical/project team leadership
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering


About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.