Senior Principal Software Engineer - Sign on bonus (ON-SITE)

    • BAE Systems
  • Merrimack, NH
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 14 hours ago


On Site
USD 122,870.00 - 208,890.00 per year
Full Time


Data processing
Software development
Software design
Development testing
Government contracts
Computer science
Operating systems
Information Technology
Customer support
Computer hardware
Software deployment
Security clearance
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR

Job Details

Job Description
Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site.
This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.

Do you have experience writing code in C? Do you love Linux? Do you have experience interfacing with hardware? If so, we'd like to meet you! We need your talents and experience as a Senior Principal Software Engineer on our Space systems team.

You will join a team of engineers on a program that provides customers with scalable data processing enabling real-time situational awareness in support of the warfighter. You will have the opportunity to build upon and modernize existing software capabilities. Tired of learning a new program every 6 months? Our position provides stable work on a multi-year contract. Stressed out by a rapid software release cycle? We typically have one major release a year.

When you become a member of our team, you will work across multiple disciplines and collaborate with our Systems, Hardware and Test Engineers to impact all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle. At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We offer a flexible work environment and multiple options for work schedules (9/80, 4/10, and others). Our company is part of the community and driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

If you have worked previously in a secure environment and enjoy contributing to a mission that matters, come join us!

Job Responsibilities
  • Agile software design, development, test, deployment, and documentation of features and fixes in ongoing releases of fielded software
  • Collaborate with a small multidiscipline team of engineers
  • Work closely with program subject matter experts to learn the code base and identify portions for which to take ownership
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires ship status.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • TS Clearance (active within the last two years) and an adjudicated poly
  • Have or able to achieve Security+ certification upon hire
  • At least 8 years of software development experience
  • Proficient in C programming.
  • Experience interfacing with hardware (such as sending data over serial ports)
  • Experience developing on Linux Operating Systems
  • Strong communication, collaboration, & interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with source code control tools such as git or Bitbucket
  • Ability to work on-site.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Familiarity with Ansible

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $122870 - $208890

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.