Senior Principal Software Engineer - Navigation and Sensor Systems Job
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52498-0506, US
Engineering & Technology
Are you searching for career opportunities that bring meaning and purpose to your life? Are you ready to proudly support those who protect our nation? Then navigate your way to BAE Systems Inc. Navigation and Sensor Systems (NSS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
BAE Systems is looking for a Senior Principal Software Engineer with a passion for engineering and the desire to be part of an innovative, dedicated team responsible for industry-leading Global Positioning Systems (GPS) products. Our team seeks a technical leader interested in delivering software for real-time embedded GPS receivers for military airborne, ground, and weapons applications. This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to apply that knowledge in a team environment to develop the world's most cutting edge navigation solutions.
In your role, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership for a software capability area through the full development lifecycle. You will proactively lead design approaches and trade-off decisions, strategic process improvement initiatives, bid and proposal technical approaches, and participate in other activities that align with your skills and career aspirations. The successful candidate will work closely with our Systems Engineering teammates to make sound software design decisions considering appropriate tradeoffs to address risks and opportunities. You will be deeply integrated with the implementation teams working to deliver to our requirements and designs. You will be an engaged member of the Software Engineering team, shaping the software culture and process while ensuring the technical needs of the business are met.
Qualified candidates should possess knowledge of software architectures, software industry best practices, and emerging software technologies. Experience in Agile processes and DevSecOps is also desired.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline, and 8 plus years of direct related experience
- Must be a US Citizen
- Have the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance
- Demonstrated software technical leadership on complex real-time embedded software products
- Successful experience with introducing and leveraging best in class software development approaches for real-time embedded applications
- Software requirements and design skills with functional decomposition, subsystem interface definition, technology application, and analysis
- Strong verbal and written technical communication skills
- Ability to work well with a diverse team
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Experience with leadership as a part of program execution
- Experience with real-time embedded hardware systems
- Experience with Eclipse, Jira, Jama and DOORS
- Experience with Ada, C, C++, Java or other high-order languages in real-time embedded applications
- A working knowledge of Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, or Kalman Filter Theory
- Exposure to Model Based Development
- Experience with modernized software development processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps)
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ 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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
What We Offer+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)
This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom