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BAE Systems

Principal Software Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description Creates, plans, and performs a variety of software analysis, architecture, design, development, code, documentation, integration, test and product assurance tasks. Contributes to the development of engineering design models and develops programs to enhance, implement and support project/system functionality for the assigned technical effort. Able to lead less experienced engineers in problem resolution, helping them to develop troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Ensures that technical outcomes are consistent with established engineering principles and practices and that customer and company technical, system, performance, process, and quality requirements are met.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 6 to 10 years of related professional experience
Education Required:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM related field.
Skills Required:
  • C++ programming
  • Ability to work across multiple programming languages and environments
  • Experience with version control and issue tracking tools
  • Real-time embedded software development experience
  • Object oriented software design experience
  • Experience integrating software with various real-time operating systems such as vxWorks
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred skills:
  • Familiarity with relevant military and commercial design standards
  • Familiarity with weapon systems, munitions, and/or combat vehicle functionality and capability
  • Linux/Unix Operating Systems
  • Experience with Git, Bitbucket, JIRA
  • Experience using GitLab or other CI/CD tools
  • Experience with Clearcase

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services 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.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

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.