Job Description Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a flexible hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.
See what you’re missing. 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.
Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.
In Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems, you’ll help develop systems that sense, control, exploit and disseminate actionable information to warfighters supporting a variety of missions.
We are seeking a talented Senior Principal Software Engineer with a significant background developing ELINT systems to grow our Adaptive Sensors Product Line capabilities. This position offers qualified candidates significant opportunity to influence the business area’s technical strategy and roadmaps.
The Adaptive Sensors Product Line develops complex systems for both manned and unmanned vehicles within the Electronic Systems Sector of BAE. As a Senior Principal Software Engineer you will use your knowledge in ELINT technologies to lead in the design, implementation, and test of highly complex and innovative multi-domain ELINT/SIGINT software architectures. While doing so, you will participate in discussions and will interact with our customers to understand their requirements and guide our development efforts to meet their needs. You will be the software technical lead of small to midsize teams ensuring their technical success. As a technical lead and an ELINT SME you will contribute to and review software proposals as a primary representative of the C4ISR Adaptive Sensors software organization.
At BAE Systems, part of our culture is to promote a learning environment and as such you will mentor early and mid-career engineers specifically within your expertise of ELINT systems.
Qualified candidates will also possess knowledge of software architectures, software industry best practices, and emerging software technologies. You will have opportunities to continue developing strong and increasingly complex software skills while staying current in the art of Software.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline with 10+ years software development experience or equivalent
- DoD Secret level clearance (active within the last two years)
- ELINT experience and proficiency in some/all of the following
- Embedded and distributed signal processing
- Small baseline interferometry and Geolocation
- Working knowledge of antenna array technologies
- Channelization techniques
- Radar Pulse characterization and real time processing
- De-interleaving pulse trains and pulse identification
- Familiarity or background working with FPGAs (loading, interfaces, data movement)
- Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Java programming languages
- Familiar with Software Engineering processes and methodologies
- Experience developing using Linux Operating Systems
- Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
- Current Top Secret or higher Security Clearance
- Experience with Agile Development and DevSecOps
- Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (Jira, BitBucket, Confluence) or GitLab
- Familiar with working in a Cloud Native environment such as AWS or Azure using containers, Kubernetes, VMs, and microservices
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.
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.