Principal Software Engineer
DRS Defense Solutions - Herndon, VA

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DRS Technologies, Inc. Integrated Defense Systems & Services is a best-in-class developer of advanced electronic systems and other military technologies to support the warfighter and peacekeeper. Headquartered in Rockville, Md., the company is composed of seven lines of business with annual revenues of $1.4 billion. Our more than 3,700 employees around the globe include a number of committed DRS Technologies, Inc. Integrated Defense Systems & Services staff working side-by-side in theater with American and Allied soldiers. DRS Technologies, Inc. Integrated Defense Systems & Services provides products, services and systems integration in the areas of intelligence and sensor technologies, security, cyber, sonar, communications, electronic warfare, training systems, satellite communications, avionics, control systems and unmanned technologies. For additional information on DRS Technologies, Inc. Integrated Defense Systems & Services, please visit our website at www.drs.com .

DRS Company Overview DRS Intelligence, Communications and Avionic Solutions (DRS ICAS) business unit designs, develops and manufactures avionics systems, flight safety products, tactical radios, communications equipment and intelligence systems used by the United State and friendly foreign military services. The company also integrates its products onto military and other government agency platforms and supports these products worldwide. DRS ICAS offers employees an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing, engineering driven company. DRS ICAS provides a challenging work environment, exceptional opportunity, and excellent benefits including heath care, dental plan, vision plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible work schedules including a 9/80 workweek, competitive pay and flexible spending benefits among others. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and commercial technology areas

Job Location: Herndon VA

Title: Principal Software Engineer

Position Summary, Duties and Responsibilities :
The ideal candidate is a senior software architect who has extensive experience integrating software with electro-mechanical systems such as optical sensors, robotic systems, or avionics systems. Prior experience with software for signal or image processing and target extraction is a plus. The successful candidate will have experience troubleshooting and maintaining integrated software-hardware systems. This position requires experience merging multiple software products into an integrated system.

Basic Qualifications:
BS Degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience

This position requires an active TS/SCI Security Clearance

Willing and able to travel locally, nationally, and internationally; must have or be able to obtain a US Passport

Proven Experience with the following:
Windows NT

Windows 2000

Mac OS 9

Java

C++

Software quality assurance including regression testing

Software life-cycle management

Experience in integrating software with electro-mechanical systems such as optical sensors, robotic systems or avionics systems.

Experience merging multiple software products into an integrated system

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
Experience with software for signal or image processing and target extraction is a plus

Solid problem solving skills

Physical Requirements Walking, Bending, Sitting, Standing, Stooping

DRS Technologies, Inc. Integrated Defense Systems & Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. IND