BAE Systems Senior Principal II Sowftware Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Job Description

Today s warfighters and intelligence analysts are overwhelmed with data and tasks from a variety of unmanned vehicle systems. Our software helps the warfighter become more effective and efficient in operating groups of unmanned vehicles by developing revolutionary mission management technologies to automate and offload manual control of unmanned assets for many customers in the defense industry. We solve the most difficult problems our country faces so that we can keep our country and our warfighter safe.

If you are a technologist who loves design, write, integrate, and test cutting edge software based around challenging algorithms like the traveling salesman, this is the career opportunity for you. The FAST Labs business area is the innovative research and development engine within the Electronic Systems Sector of BAE. As a Senior Principal II Software Engineer in the FAST Labs Engineering Directorate you will:

1.Lead in the evaluation and design of highly complex and innovative software architectures.

2.Manage the technical success of large teams (10 people) as a project manager, project lead or software engineering lead.

3.Mentor and train junior staff in software engineering and development industry best practices and process.

4.Lead external project interactions with customers to understand their requirements and guide development efforts to meet their needs.

5.Contribute to and review large software proposals as a primary representative of the FAST Labs software organization.

Qualified candidates will also possess knowledge of software architectures, software industry best practices, and emerging software technologies.

As a member of the Software Engineering Directorate, you will have opportunities to continue developing strong and increasingly complex software skills and stay current in the software discipline. The organization focuses on career development of our software engineers and advancement of the craft of software engineering. You will be working alongside other highly motivated engineers passionate about software and protecting our military service personnel.

This position may require occasional travel up to 20% of the time to support integration and test events.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Current US Citizenship and eligible for a Security Clearance is required

Object-Oriented language experience (C or Java)

Software development experience in a Linux environment

Excellent team player who is willing to contribute in any capacity and assume full ownership (imperfections and all) of their work

Motivated individual with strong problem-solving abilities, willingness to perform a wide variety of related tasks

Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

Solid experience leading exploratory research and development efforts including monitoring and guidance of team member activities

Solid experience presenting to technical audiences

Track record of experience demonstrating detailed knowledge (including understanding of strengths and weaknesses of various approaches), application, analysis, and development in at least one of machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, adaptive control, and/or optimization

Solid analytic and project and personnel leadership skills

Strong writing and presentation skills sufficient to support: (a) creation and sustainment of lines of research through marketing via direct interaction with customers and proposal writing; and (b) publication of research results in professional, peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences

Equally effective communication with lifelong academics, government customers, and professional engineers

Preferred Skills and Education

Secret, Top Secret or SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) clearances highly desired

Current Java software development experience on Windows or Linux

Current C software development experience on Windows or Linux

Full Life-Cycle Software Development experience

Linux System Administration

Proficiency with software build tools such as Jenkins, Subversion, CMake and Ant

Experience with any of Distributed Systems, Multi-threaded systems, or Military systems or simulations

Architecture experience

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Senior Principal II Sowftware Engineer


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