The Boeing Company

Principal Software Engineer

3+ months agoAnnapolis Junction, MD

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join their top-tier team working as part of a small team on a critical mission system. The position will work primarily on a production system that supports the search and survey mission and that provides metadata to multiple partners throughout the IC.


As a U.S. government contractor, Boeing will require all new hires and employees located in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Individuals who are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals who are approved for a reasonable accommodation will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing and possibly other health and safety measures. Employees working in certain positions may be required to undergo frequent COVID-19 testing prior to December 8th if they are not fully vaccinated.


  • Perform and manage the activities of personnel involved with the development, documenting, interfacing, integration, testing and modification of complex classified software
  • Lead the team charged with the design, development, maintenance, and improvements to system software and applications for search and survey systems
  • Serve as a key advisor to the development team and program managers
  • Serve as key developer as part of a software development team that performs collaborative software development tasks with other teams
  • Provide project briefings and informal white papers on technical topics of interest, as required
  • Participate in cross-program system engineering discussions to promote reuse and partnering across projects
  • Provide architectural and technical guidance to improve the design of the system to handle the increasing data volumes, users, data types, and changes for any security-related data access
  • Research and recommend software tools and processes
  • Work closely with project managers and other engineering teams in evaluating current systems and recommending decisions on future development
  • Assist Systems Engineers with the analysis of user and system requirements and constraints
  • Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task lower-level software engineers
  • Use Configuration Management tools for source code control and software release management
  • Perform unit and integration testing of software components
  • Update and report status of system requirements, including software discrepancy/bug reports
  • Provide assistance to testers and support personnel as needed to determine and resolve system problems
  • Develop software technical documentation including system/software requirements, design, code, algorithms, interfaces, and processes
  • Participate in cross-program system engineering discussions to promote reuse and partnering across projects
  • Provide technical support to system integration efforts in the lab and during field installations
  • An Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Bachelor's and 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctor of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
  • A minimum of 4 years in a leadership position providing supervision to other software personnel.
Demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
  • Digital signal processing and associated techniques, to include digital filter, tuner, energy burst detection, signal acquisition, demodulation, forward error correction, and design using MATLAB/Octave/Python.
  • RF system analysis design: RF timing, digital receivers (receivers, digitizers, tuners), network-based RF digital sample ingest and data flow
  • Software development for creating Software Defined Ratio solutions: C C++, VHDL, REDHAWK, GNU Radio.
Nice to have:
  • Ghidra
  • Protocol analysis
    • TCPDump
    • Wireshark
  • GitLab
  • Git
  • Jira
  • Docker

BI&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Vaccination Requirements:

Boeing is implementing new requirements for employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable accommodation based on local legislation in several countries including U.S.-based employees. Please refer here for current vaccination and/or reasonable accommodation requirements, and timelines based on location.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Job ID: Boeing-5013