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Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Reston
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description

If you are a technology driven individual who loves to create cutting edge software, this is the career opportunity for you. The FAST Labs business area is the innovative research and development engine within the Electronic Systems (ES) Sector of BAE that helps drive research efforts for leading academic and DoD research institutions by iteratively building software systems and demonstrations that show customers what is possible. We then help turn those research prototypes into differentiators for ES which has products fielded everywhere from the depths of the Earths oceans to Jupiter.

Many engineers at FAST Labs have made significant contributions to projects for the nation's most prestigious research organizations including DARPA, Army Research Labs, and Air Force Research Labs.

As a Sr.Principal Engineer II in FAST Labs Software Engineering, you will lead a cross-functional team to demonstrate the solutions to some of the United States most pressing problems. You will help break down and estimate functionality, and provide feedback to project leadership such as improvements to system designs, algorithms or user interfaces.

Our engineers typically participate in the complete software development lifecycle including designing, developing, debugging, testing, configuring, and deploying our complex, software solutions, applying state-of-the-art software development tools and techniques, working alongside other highly motivated engineers and researchers that are passionate about protecting our military service personnel.

As a member of the Software Engineering Directorate, you will have opportunities to develop 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.

This position may require occasional travel up to 10% 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 along with a TS/SCI clearance is required
  • C++ Expert
  • Strong Networks experience
  • Proven track record of improving the software quality of an organization
  • Motivated individual with strong problem-solving abilities, willingness to perform a wide variety of related tasks
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)


    Preferred Skills and Education


    • Current Java software development experience on Windows or Linux
    • Experience with any of Distributed Systems, Multi-threaded systems, or Military systems or simulations
    • Full Life-Cycle Software Development experience
    • Agile Development experience
    • Experience designing and/or implementing software algorithms
    • Experience developing: Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Compilers, User Interfaces, Amazon Web Services, Cybersecurity, Object-Oriented Design / Architecture experience
    • Familiarity with source control systems and configuration management practices


      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

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