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BAE Systems

LGM-35A Sentinel - Principal Software Engineer (80403BR)





Hill Afb, Utah, United States

Job Description

BAE Systems is growing - we are hiring a Software Engineer for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the LGM-35A Sentinel (previously the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent). Reporting directly to BAE Systems’ Analysis Branch Chief in support of the Air Force, this role is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to support the development and deployment of the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Division has a critical function within the Sentinel program, evaluating the design of rocket motors; guidance equipment; and post-boost propulsion systems. Work is being accomplished on a six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) model to evaluate flight performance of the Sentinel missile currently in development. The successful candidate will be able to assist the team in the creation, review, and assessment of documents, drawings, briefings, engineering analysis, and various other tasks in support of the development and deployment of the LGM-35A weapon system. The ideal candidate can apply extensive engineering knowledge to ensure and advance principles, theories, concepts, practices, and techniques; ensure accuracy and completeness of content, recommending corrective actions and providing support to programmatic and technical briefings, reports and other related documentation; and be able to plan, coordinate, execute, and complete tasks related to engineering processes, protocols, and implementation for the LGM-35A Sentinel System Program Office.

This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security-critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment, and sustainment becoming a trusted mission partner to an innovative Air Force organization.

BAE Systems, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • 7 years of professional experience with a Bachelor’s Degree (5 years with a Master’s Degree) in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technologies, Data Processing, Physics, or Mathematics.

  • Understanding of agile software development practices and procedures.

  • Experience with 6-degree-of-freedom simulations or modeling and simulation.

  • Developer level proficiency with coding languages such as C++, Fortran, Python, etc.

  • 3 years of experience in systems design, integration and analysis of military hardware and software systems/processes.

  • The ability to achieve and maintain a US DoD Top Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • An active US DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • Experience with Department of Defense projects, DoD Acquisition Lifecycle, and/or ICBM weapon system.

  • Model development of rocket/missile systems.

  • Experience with analyzing large data sets.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security 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.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.