Senior Principal Software Engineer

    • BAE Systems
  • Hudson, NH
  • Posted 39 days ago | Updated 4 hours ago


On Site
USD 126,610.00 - 215,270.00 per year
Full Time


Earned value management
IT management
Program management
Systems analysis/design
Embedded software
Microsoft Windows
Government contracts
Computer science
Computer engineering
Problem solving
Software development
Microsoft Visual Studio
Entity Framework
Windows Forms
Information Technology
Customer support
Professional development
Security clearance
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR

Job Details

Job Description

Would you like to realize your potential at an innovative company and be part of a cause greater than yourself? Then help us protect those that protect us by joining the Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions (CEMA) group in New Hampshire where you'll work with a diverse group of professionals who design the products and systems that support enhanced military capabilities, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. With us, you'll be able to make an impact while you hone your skills and grow in your career.

We are seeking a talented and driven Senior Principal Software Engineer to lead a long-term development effort on the Compass Call airborne tactical electronic attack program. This is a growth position designed for an ambitious Technical Lead to ultimately take on the role of Software Manager for the ground-based mission planning product. The Portable Mission Planning System (PMPS) is the USAF mission planning system used to plan tactical details for Compass Call aircraft missions.
In this job, you will:
  • Take on an initial role as a Technical Lead, collaborating with members of the engineering and program management team in one or more of the phases of analysis, design, implementation, and integration of primarily C# based embedded software in a Windows development environment.
  • Lead the day-to-day activities of a small-to-medium software team, ensuring team progress using an established agile process that results in an on-time, on-budget delivery.
  • Make prioritization and design decisions, help with technical and non-technical blockers that arise, and participate as an individual contributor.
  • Grow into the Software Manager role encompassing bidding, planning, scheduling, tracking, and predicting progress (schedule and budget), and other Earned Value Management tasks.
  • Expand your leadership responsibilities over time to encompass multiple software contracts of the PMPS product portfolio.
This position is primarily an in-office position with opportunities to work from home on occasion.

*Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires ship status.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Secret clearance (active within the last two years) with ability to obtain Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, and minimum of 6 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Software leadership experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving and collaborative skills
  • Experience estimating/bidding, creating, and managing program schedules and budgets using Earned Value processes
  • Experience developing and integrating application software development including Graphical User Interfaces
  • Experience developing on Windows including recent C# development
  • Experience with some/all the following tools: Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket), Git, Visual Studio 2022, Entity Framework
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Foundation in Object-Oriented design and implementation

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Earned Value certification
  • Active CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Full Life-Cycle Software development, integration, processes, and methodologies
  • Experience developing for the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) framework
  • Foundation in modern design and implementation principles
  • Scrum leadership
  • Experience with Windows Forms
  • Experience developing on Linux
  • Experience developing on Next-Generation Open Mission Systems (NOMS) or Joint Open Mission Systems (JOMS) architectures
  • Top Secret clearance

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $126610 - $215270

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.

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.