Senior Principal Software Engineer

    • Huntsville, AL

Job Description
Do you want to design and write software that really matters? Do you want to contribute to bringing America's warfighters home safely? Do you want to be a part of a cause greater than yourself? Do you want to live and work in a place that is called "Rocket City"? Then, we need to talk. BAE Systems - Electronics System sector in Huntsville, Alabama is staking a new claim and out to make history. Technology history...that is people focused, customer centric, cherishes technology disruption, which began in the 1950's and is flourishing still in this progressive engineering hotspot in north Alabama. We need you to help us make history. Our new 83,000 square foot facility will provide you a state-of-the-art environment to ply your trade. We need your talent, motivation, vision, character and experience as a Senior Principal Software Engineer to join Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions' (PS3) growing workforce here in Cummings Research Park. We love barbeque...we love SEC college football on Saturday's in the fall...we love the outdoors...and we especially love eliminating threats from bad guys that would do our nation and people harm. To accomplish this we build and integrate state of the art imaging, targeting, and guidance products. These products contain software, complex software that must be designed right the first time and built efficiently and correctly. Why? Because a soldier's life may very well depend on it. Here is what some of your work will include:

  • Designing, implementing and improving complex software for real-time, embedded engineered systems
  • Guidance software that causes the destruction of bad guy's equipment who would do us harm
  • You will use modern, object-oriented software principles in design and implementation
  • Your approach will be agile and forward-thinking...disruption is allowed
  • You will leverage high-level programming languages...or possibly invent your own
  • Your work will involve full software life cycle activities from cradle to grave
  • You will help identify new markets and propose new solutions
  • Work with Program and Functional Leadership to make sure the job is done right and on time, every time.
  • You will lead as a control account manager, taking responsibility for applying EVMS principles to software-focused work packages across one or more programs.
  • Delegate work and ensure that staff understand what tasks to perform and how to complete necessary tasks
  • Provide technical leadership and technical mentoring to staff
Required Skills and Education
Being an engineer at heart, you will flourish in your new environment. You will sharpen your current software skills while pushing product design into the future with new technologies and approaches. Here are the skills you will need to be successful:
  • Strong problem-solving skills that translate to working, maintainable software
  • High-level language proficiency in one or more of these: C/C++, Python
  • Multiple Operating System exposure including Linux and Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Foundation in Object-Oriented design and implementation principles
  • Embedded system development
  • Experience using software version control systems like GIT, Jira, BitBucket, and IBM Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest
  • Automated software test development
Possess a Secret security clearance Located in the central part of north Alabama, with a cost-of-living that is enviable, BAE Systems-Huntsville is ideally located in the Tennessee River Valley with easy access to Nashville, Tennessee, Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia. With one of the largest engineering research parks in the country, Rocket City is home to Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency and technology incubation and development unparalleled by any in America. The University of Alabama-Huntsville, Alabama A&M, and Calhoun College provide local education resources to a diverse and skilled work force. Madison, Alabama City School District ranks #2 in Alabama. Come join BAE Systems - Electronic Systems - Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions here in "Sweet Home Alabama". Our missions: We protect Those Who Protect Us & We Innovate For Those Who Move the World.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind 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.

BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world.

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