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BAE Systems FAST Labs Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

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You don t see it, but it s there. Our employees work on the world s most advanced electronics. Our technologies can save emissions in the City of Lights, autonomously route UAVs through optimal task lists, power the Mars Rover, first in class mission management technologies, all protect the F-35 fighter jet, and keep our country and citizens safe. At Electronic Systems, you ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry s most cutting edge innovative algorithmic problems. At BAE, we draw strength from our differences to innovate for the future. The FastLabs division of BAE systems focuses on the most cutting edge research programs funded by science and technology R&D organizations. On this team, you ll have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas like advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing.

If you are a technologist who loves design, write, integrate, and test cutting edge software based around challenging algorithms like the traveling salesman, this is the career opportunity for you. The FAST Labs business area is the innovative research and development engine within the Electronic Systems Sector of BAE.

As a Principle Software Engineer in the FAST Labs Engineering Directorate, supporting the Planning and Control Technologies (PCT) Directorate, you will:

1) participate in the complete software development lifecycle including design, development, debug, test, configuration, and deployment of our complex, real-time software solutions into simulation and live flight exercises, applying state-of-the-art software development tools and techniques; and

2) interact directly with current and potential customers to understand their requirements and guide development efforts to meet their needs; and

3) lead development on project tasks for small teams of 1-5 engineers

Qualified candidates will also possess knowledge of software architectures, software algorithms, software industry best practices, and emerging software technologies.

As a member of the Software Engineering Directorate, you will have opportunities to continue developing strong and increasingly complex software skills and stay current in the software discipline. The organization focuses on career development of our software engineers and advancement of the craft of software engineering. You will be working alongside other highly motivated engineers passionate about software and protecting our military service personnel.Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first exemplified by our missions: We Protect Those Who Protect Us and We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

This position might require occasional travel up to 10% of the time to support integration and test events.

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

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering related discipline with 6 years of experience, or Master s Degree and 4 years of experience

  • Object-Oriented language experience (C or Java)in a Linux environment

  • Ability to code and debug complicated algorithms with minimal oversite

  • Team player who is willing to contribute in any capacity

  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Current Java software development experience on Windows or Linux

  • Current C software development experience on Windows or Linux

  • Full Life-Cycle Software Development experience

  • Linux System Administration

  • Strong Math and technology skills with ability to grow into a technology lead

  • Ability to learn different technology areas quickly

  • Motivated individual with strong problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to translate matlab code into code

  • Proficiency with software build tools such as Jenkins, Subversion, CMake and Ant

  • Experience with any of Distributed Systems, Multi-threaded systems, or Military systems or simulations

  • Ability to manage a development/deployment schedule and work with other leads to task individual engineers and keep them on track

Architecture experience

FAST Labs Principal Software Engineer


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