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Lead Principal Software Engineer

Company: Sierra Nevada
Location: Sparks
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Information and Sensor Solutions (ISS) Business Area provides integrated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Information Operations (IO) sensor system solutions for national security customers.

We are seeking a talented Software Engineer to help design and develop RF receiver systems used for ELINT and ESM applications. These systems monitor the RF spectrum, analyze signals of interest and perform direction-finding functions. We are currently developing a number of new products. The position is available in our Plano Texas and Folsom, CA facility.

Required (Must Have) Qualifications-

* Bachelor or Master's Degree (BS, MS, CS, CE, EE)
* 14+ Years Principal Software Engineer
* Knowledge of COMINT, ELINT and ESM system applications
* RF system and Signal Processing
* Proficient knowledge of C, C++ and Java languages, and Linux and Windows operating systems
* Familiar with Service based SW architectures
* Experience with SW/FW/HW system integration and test
* Experience with server based control, signal processing and GUI applications and systems
* Experienced SW architect and SW engineer for embedded and/or server based systems
* Can be an individual contributor as well as a senior technical leader of a team of SW engineers
* Experience developing RF receiver systems and/or spectrum monitoring systems
* Ability to accurately estimate SW work
* Ability to work effectively at a remote site taking direction from the main design center, leading a small effort and interfacing with customers
* Used Java to develop Graphical User Interfaces
* Experience with version control and bug tracking tools
* Experience optimizing code for specific hardware characteristics
* Ability to develop use cases and turn those into requirements and designs
* Ability to lead a team of other SW engineers if tasked to do so

Preferred (Nice to have)

* Experience developing ELINT/ESM systems
* Experience in SW deinterleaving algorithms for ELINT/ESM systems
* Versed in agile development techniques
* Experience in the Lab supporting I&T of new products
* Experience with Java based GUIs
* Experience with embedded systems, embedded Linux and VX-Works
* Willing to travel one week each month
* Experience developing deinterleaving algorithms
* Shell scripting (POSIX and BASH)
* Automated testing software algorithms
* Relational Database Design and SQL
* Using and configuring Maven build tool
* Current Security Clearance

As a Software Engineer, you will:

* Work directly with the lead system engineer to design, implement, integrate and test new products.
* Collaborate with other engineers to evaluate interfaces between hardware and software.
* Determine operational performance requirements of the overall system.
* Create software development plans, requirements, design documents, and test plans.
* Design and develop service-based architectures
* Troubleshoot software operating within an integrated system.
* Interact with customers to develop requirements and define user interfaces.
* Travel to various locations to assist with system testing, to attend Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) with the customers and co-contractors, and collaborate with other SNC personnel.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

- Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada, Sparks , Lead Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Sparks, Nevada

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