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Principal Software Engineer

Merrimack, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics –from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.


BAE Systems is seeking a talented Principal Software Engineer who is looking for an opportunity to excel and flourish in a dynamic and challenging environment, working with some of the latest technologies and architectures.


In your role you will be an integrated team member collaborating with System, Hardware and Test engineers in one or more of the phases of Project Planning, Requirements Development, Design, Development, Integration and Testing. Duties include Java development in a Red Hat Linux environment to provide enhancements and new capabilities to existing ground-based Signal Processing systems. Necessary skills will include Leadership experience with Java development as the existing systems are upgraded and modified using the latest software technologies and architecture.


You will provide Software Project Management reporting, documentation and providing updates to Program Management. You may be expected to be the Software Technical Leader on small project initiatives (1-5 Engineers). You will participate in external project interactions with other companies and customers. You will brief the customers’ regularly on technical concepts and establish relationships with current and potential customers. You will generate ideas for potential proposals and will be responsible for sections of proposals.


* Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.


Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education

- Hold a Top Secret/SCI security clearance

- Experience using Red Hat Linux

- Experienced in Java, Java Script

- Experience leading or mentoring a technical team


Preferred Skills and Education

- Hold a Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph security clearance

- Python, HTML

- Linux System Administration

- Knowledge and experience with Cyber Resiliency concepts

- Security+ certification


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