Principal Software Engineer

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Principal Software Engineer



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Responsible for software architecture, technical leadership, high-level design, and coding of state-of-the-art systems.
- Responsible for the leadership of design, development and implementation of multiple OS on platforms, peripherals, and applications
using a range of applicable technologies (i.e.: programming languages, compilers, assemblers and other tools) and software engineering methodologies.
- Applies specific skills as required including, but not limited to: programming languages; operating systems; firmware; BIOS; device drivers; databases; embedded software/firmware.
- Applies strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills for complex issues across multiple programs.
- Responsible for the successful delivery, integration, and deployment of quality software.
- Effectively leads interactions with business partners to drive the design, implementation, integration, and deployment.
- Applies experience and leadership skills in all phases of software development: feasibility, design, implementation, integration, test, and
- Effectively manages and leads cross-functional teams addressing complex programs, issues, and problems.
- Remains abreast of all applicable technical advancements and participates in technical consulting to military and private company customers.
- Validates and develops new mathematical models.
- Applies and adapts theoretical principles to develop new computer software and/or hardware solutions.
- Develops approaches to solve analytical problems and documents methodologies
- Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures.
- Adheres to approved MERC CMMI quality management policies and principles and promotes an attitude of commitment to continuous
quality improvement.
- Ensures thorough familiarity and awareness of all MERC core capabilities and remains alert for any opportunities to promote MERC capabilities and interests to customers and potential customers.
- Submits suggestions for new business opportunities or report identified customer problems or opportunities to the Director of Acquisition Strategy through a Chief Engineer.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineer, or directly related engineering field from an ABET accredited School and 12 years of directly related experience; or a Master's degree in same and 11 years of directly related experience; or a Ph.D. in same and 6 years of directly related experience.

- 6 years of technical lead responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

- Technical lead experience with a team of at least 5 developers.

- 5 or more years of Web Application development experience using C#, JavaScript, and jQuery.

- 5 or more years of SQL Development experience.

- Ability to coordinate a multi-engineering disciplined team.

- Good communication skills.

- Ability to organize and prioritize tasking.

- Ability to mentor and pass down knowledge to less experienced developers.

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


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Commensurate with experience

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