Principal Software Engineer

Apply now Job Vacancy: 20-SW-03
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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- Leads others performing advanced engineering research and development in the solution of complex problems on programs of broad scope.

- 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.

-  Apply specific skills as required including, but not limited to: programming languages; operating systems; firmware; BIOS; device drivers; databases; embedded software/firmware.

- Apply 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 lead interactions with business partners to drive the design, implementation, integration, and deployment.

- Apply experience and leadership skills in all phases of software development: feasibility, design, implementation, integration, test, and delivery.

- 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.

- Effectively manage and lead cross-functional teams addressing complex programs, issues, and problems.

- Ensure thorough familiarity and awareness of all MERC core capabilities, and with the MERC current and potential customer base.

- During all business related activities, particularly during customer contacts, be alert for any problem or opportunity that might lead to additional business for any MERC core business area.

-  Whenever possible, use any available opportunity to promote MERC capabilities and interests to customers and potential customers.

- Submit suggestions for new business opportunities or report identified customer problems or opportunities to the Senior Director of Advanced Programs through your Technical Director.

Required Qualifications

- Requires a Ph.D. in Software Engineering or a related area (e.g. Computer Science, Information Technologies, Data Processing,Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics) from an accredited college or university and 6 years related experience; or a Master’s degree in same and 9 years related experience; or an undergraduate degree in same and 12 years related experience; or no degree and 15 years related experience and a recognized expert in the respective field.

- Must be a US citizen.

- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

- This job operates indoors in a professional office environment. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, printers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

- Requires physical stamina sufficient to sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.

- Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.

- Visually or otherwise be able to identify, observe and assess documents, drawings, models.

- Able to see and read PC screens; detect color coding, read fine print, and/or normal type size print.

- Hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations.

- Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and addressing groups.

- Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make valid judgments and decisions.

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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