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BAE Systems Navigation and Sensor Systems Principal Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with systems engineering experience and a passion for engineering and the desire to be part of an innovative, dedicated team responsible for industry-leading GPS products. Our team needs engineers interested in architecting, designing, developing and verifying 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 effort to develop our Modernized GPS receiver products.

As a part of this team, you will have responsibilities spanning all phases of the software engineering lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, code development, integration, verification, and documentation. Assignments my include tasks such as developing software tools, supporting field demonstration efforts, providing customer support, and mentorship of other engineers. The successful applicant should be knowledgeable and skilled with a variety of development and test tools as well as proficient in the development of embedded hardware/software applications.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline, and 6 plus years of direct related experience

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Have the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

  • High motivation to solve problems and continuously improve existing products

  • A genuine desire to learn and innovate

  • Desire to contribute to a results-oriented product development team

  • Solid understanding of software development processes for real-time embedded applications

  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills

  • Ability to work well with a diverse team

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience working with software and systems engineering processes

  • Experience with leadership as a part of program execution

  • Software requirements and architectural skills with functional decomposition, subsystem interface definition, technology application, and analysis

  • 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

  • Experience with Python scripting

  • A working knowledge of Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, or Kalman Filter Theory.

  • Experience with modernized software development processes (e.g. Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps)

Navigation and Sensor Systems Principal Software Engineer


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