Senior Software Design Engineer

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking Guidance Navigation & Control Engineers to support the Air Force's next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system acquisition. Our customer is the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program Office located at Hill AFB, north of Salt Lake City, Utah. This will be a long term project with the weapon system anticipated to remain operational until 2075.

This position will be in the Burlington MA area in support of the GBSD Program Office at Hill AFB.

Specifically BAE Systems is seeking a highly qualified Software Design Engineer to provide subject matter expertise to the Air Force in their evaluation of candidate Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) systems for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. Responsibilities include:

  • Assess contractor overall software development approach to include development environments, versioning, configuration management, software quality assurance, software engineering processes, coding standards, and software verification/validation
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers in the evaluation of contractor code partitioning between hardware and software
  • Assess the adequacy/traceability of software requirements and design documentation
  • Evaluate software designs relative to defined standards and processes
  • Assess contractor progress through tracking of software metrics
  • Assess throughput/memory requirements of contractor designs
  • Collaborate with modeling and simulation engineers in development of Air Force software-in-the-loop simulations
Additionally, this position will require the ability to work with coworkers in other facilities and the mentoring of junior and mid-level guidance engineers.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 15 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

BS +15 years of experience, 12 years directly related experience or MS with 13+ years of experience with 10 years directly related experience. BS/MS degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or comparable technical degree (Computer Science, mathematics, Physics, etc.).

At least 3 to 5 years' experience leading small to medium software development projects related to GN&C

Preferred Skills and Education

Strong familiarity with DoD standards for software as well as Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model, and/or IEEE equivalent. Familiarity with software metrics tracking including software requirements, effort hours, schedules, lines of code, etc. Experience with software development planning, cost estimation, budgeting, scheduling, and defining software policies/procedures.
GBSD will be employing a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach and contractor evaluations will take place within that environment. Knowledge of System Modeling Language (SysML) is also required. Experience with model based development and Agile techniques preferred.

Experience in C++, Java, Matlab, PowerShell, C#, Python or similar OOP languages.

Demonstrated capability to comprehend large scale system architecture.

Is able to work in a dynamic environment, in concert with customers and contractors, in order to mature preliminary concepts to an eventual contractor provided final system design.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders, including senior management, Air Force customers, contractors, technical staff and end users.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

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. Information Solutions, based in Reston, Virginia, is among the 10 largest IT providers to the U.S. government, serving most of the federal defense and civilian marketplace. It provides network-centric command, control, computing, and intelligence (C3I) solutions; wideband networking radio systems; information systems for the U.S. intelligence community; geospatial information services; and information technology services. Leveraging its knowledge of signals and data derived from signals, Information Solutions has attained a market-leading position in advanced information technology research, intelligence analysis and production, and geospatial exploitation software. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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