Junior Software Systems Engineer

“I’m a software engineer.”

That’s the typical answer you give people like your Great Aunt Edna when they ask, “What do you do for work?” This is usually followed up with an “oh, that’s nice” or a blank stare. The reality is that you’re not just a software or a systems engineer. You may have other roles and responsibilities, but trying to explain them to someone outside of your field just gets more blank stares. Those of us at BAE Systems who have worked at other companies can relate.

It does not have to be that way.

The Software and Systems Engineers within the I2A directorate at BAE Systems have had the opportunity to answer that question with the following responses:

  • I lead a team of engineers working on a system that protects soldiers from IEDs in Afghanistan
  • I integrate tracking software onto the MQ-9 Reaper drone
  • I work on software to protect large naval ships from smaller vessel attacks
  • I develop tracking software for the Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Patrol to detect border crossing activity

The engineers at BAE Systems believe in creating and integrating software that makes a direct and positive impact on the world. We work with top research organizations including DARPA, Army Research Labs, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security. We integrate systems that are deployed throughout the world and often travel to the field to perform field tests and installations. In recent years, our engineers have had opportunities to experience once-in-a-lifetime activities such as spending a week at sea onboard an active aircraft carrier (and being launched from the deck), executing ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions on an aircraft in Afghanistan, and driving with Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Mexico/Arizona border.

Our work is not limited to just writing and integrating software. We provide career growth opportunities in areas such as business development, proposal writing, leadership and management.

Integration and Information Analytics (I2A) is a ~30 person directorate within the BAE Systems Technology Solutions Fusion, Battle Management, and Computing technology group (TS FBC) based in Burlington, MA. We are part of a 1979 MIT spin-out company that was acquired by BAE Systems in 2004 and has since grown to more than 300 researchers, system engineers, and software developers, over 70 percent of whom hold advanced engineering and science degrees.

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

  • C++ or Java software design and programming experience
  • Strong command of Object Oriented Programming
  • Familiarity with GCC toolchain: g++, gdb, gcov, gprof and other assorted tools
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix and scripting languages (e.g., Perl, bash, csh, sh )

Preferred Skills and Education -Experience with build systems (CMake, Visual Studio, etc.)

  • Knowledge of networking and data communications middleware and message architecture
  • Knowledge of XML message design, XML Schema, and XML parsing
  • Experience with Java software design and programming
  • Experience with MATLAB prototyping and data analysis
  • Familiarity with Sensors, Tracking, Fusion, and/or Intelligence / Surveillance / Reconnaissance related domains About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 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.

Electronic Solutions, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides systems and products that maximize the effectiveness and safety of fighting forces and first responders. Its offerings include infrared countermeasures and electronic protection systems for military and civilian aircraft; information management systems; signal acquisition, analysis, and exploitation systems that optimize use of the electromagnetic spectrum by friendly forces while denying its use by adversaries; interoperable communications systems for firefighters and other first responders; thermal weapon sights; precision targeting systems; situational awareness systems for ground vehicles; night-vision systems; identification friend or foe systems; and radiation-hardened electronics. Electronic Solutions also includes the group’s Technology Solutions unit, which joins the business with government research organizations and industry to develop and demonstrate innovative system concepts in such areas as situational awareness, communications and networking, and precision targeting.

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BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

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