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Senior Principal Software Engineer


Software Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Dynetics is seeking a talented Principal Software Engineer to collaborate with a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

The RF & Intelligence Solutions Department is a group of engineers who specialize in radar system development, hardware and software-in-the-loop (HWIL/SIL) simulators, open-air radar development, and automated algorithm development for RF data. The candidate selected for this position will support projects for the DoD, Intelligence Community, and other Prime contractors.

Project assignments could be focused in one or multiple of the following areas:

  • Development of C++ simulations of radar and missile systems in both software-based and hardware-in-the-loop configurations in a variety of environments including Windows, Linux, and hard real-time operating systems.
  • Development of C# or LAN web-based custom graphical user-interface tools to support simulation control and real-time visualization of simulation results.
  • Integration of simulations into customer software environments through software interface development and plugin development.
  • Creation of deployable professional software deliveries with supporting documentation including version descriptions, test results, and robust installation tools.
  • Development of continuous build and test toolsets to perform automated release candidate generation and verification.
  • Collaboration with external customers to elicit requirements and define project goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or an equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution and 17 years of relevant experience or Masters Degree and 15 years of relevant experience.
  • A background in C++ software development is required
  • Comprehensive understanding of digital signal processing techniques for radar
  • For Senior Principal level, a minimum of 15 years of RF or EW software engineering experience is required
  • Candidate must demonstrate relevant skills in one or more of the focus areas, have good interpersonal skills, and have the desire to work in a highly focused technical team.
  • Candidate must have hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods.
  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of radar fundamentals.
  • Familiarity in any of the following tools is preferred but not required: Microsoft Visual Studio, MATLAB, Atlassian products (JIRA, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Confluence, HipChat), Git, and Jenkins.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.