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Embedded Software Engineer (Entry- Level), Navigation and Sensor Systems


Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Are you searching for career opportunities that bring meaning and purpose to your life? Are you ready to proudly support those who protect our nation? Then navigate your way to BAE Systems Inc. Navigation and Sensor Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

BAE Systems is looking for Software Engineers with a passion for engineering and the desire to be part of an innovative, dedicated team responsible for industry-leading Global Positioning Systems (GPS) products. Our team seeks engineers interested in architecting, designing, and developing software for real-time embedded GPS receivers for military airborne, ground, and weapons applications. This position offers abundant opportunities to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to apply that knowledge in a team environment to develop the world’s most cutting edge navigation solutions.

As a part of our unique team, you will have responsibilities spanning all phases of the software engineering life cycle including requirements analysis, design, code development, integration, verification, and documentation. Assignments include tasks such as:

Designing and writing GPS receiver source code across our product line of hardware form factors
Debugging or modifying existing code to add new features or correct defects
Ensuring execution of the software engineering process across the development lifecycle
Estimation, planning and prioritization of tasks to meet program deadlines
Reporting on project status and progress measured against specific plans
Developing host applications and tools to interface and test products
Supporting in the field integrations and demonstration efforts
Putting our customer first through customer support activities
Expanding our knowledge base together through mentorship and training opportunities.

Make the change and join us in our passionate pursuit to protect those that protect us!

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline, and 4 years of direct related experience, or Masters of Science with 2 years of experience
Must be a US Citizen
Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Highly motivated to solve complex problems and continuously improve
Experience with Ada, C, C++, Java or other high-order languages in real-time embedded applications
Ability to work well with a high-performing and results-oriented product development team
Strong verbal and written technical communication skills
Understanding of software development processes for real-time embedded hardware/software applications
Ability to work with a diverse team
A genuine desire to learn and innovate

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.


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