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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, -we are known for continuously innovating for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best!
SPA has an immediate need for a Principal Software Engineer. #IN123 #CJ
Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen and possession of a current Secret clearance
  • Minimum 12 years of experience building and shipping production-grade software
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Development, or STEM from an accredited institution
  • Your resume must demonstrate experience:

    • Performing mission systems software engineering for Department of Defense programs
    • Successfully executing systems of systems software integration
    • Understanding cloud-native software application architectures and hybrid cloud architectures
    • Delivering software within the DevSecOps framework
    • Implementing application security, cloud security, and cybersecurity techniques
    • Foundational understanding of astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, and/or space domain awareness

      Desired Qualifications:

      • CompTIA Security+ certification or equivalent
      • One or more of the following certifications is highly desired

        • Scrum Certified or equivalent Agile certification
        • PMP Certified or equivalent Project Management certification
        • Azure Cloud certificate in DevOps, Solution Architect, or Cybersecurity

          At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent. - Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities. - -
          SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. - -
          The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc.
          Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. - Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. - -California Pay Transparency Range: - 190k - 280k.
          As a Principal Software Engineer at SPA, you will be assigned to support the US Space Force's Space Systems Command, Operational Command, and Control Acquisition Delta, known as Kobayashi Maru (KM). Kobayashi Maru is responsible for continuously delivering impactful software for space operations. The program office's mission includes the development and deployment of software for space defense, space domain awareness, and enabling data services.
          As Principal Software Engineer, you will leverage your deep knowledge in software architectures, algorithms, development, patterns, implementation, and integration - to advise various teams on executable approaches to deliver solutions that meet the end-users needs, while complying data, platform, test, and schedule constraints. You will take on complex, high-risk projects and recommend short-term and long-term solutions that resolve pain points in the system or product with clear deliverables and action items. You will identify existing problems in systems and products without any guidance and offer well thought out solutions to these problems using cloud-native, modern software development techniques. You will help enable teams to shorten their development cycles while maintaining high quality software.
          Additional key duties associated with this role include but are not limited to the following:

          • Use your software engineering expertise to drive the delivery of critical mission capabilities;
          • Become responsible for delivery of software solutions for one or more of the following mission areas: (1) orbit determination, (2) decay/re-entry/de-orbit, (3) launch, (4) satellite catalog administration, or (5) general software application support;
          • Successfully design, develop, integrate, test, deploy, and acceptance of the capability for which you are assigned. Each capability represents part of a larger system;
          • Be in daily collaboration with Product Owner(s), Product Manager(s), other stakeholders to set the vision, define event-based roadmaps, define product features (i.e., epics), collect user story prioritization, deliver on integration and test commitments, and manage external dependencies associated with the assigned mission area;
          • Uphold and enforce standardized engineering processes and best practices;
          • Manage and plan for all programmatic dependencies impacting the capability, which may include data feeds, test environments, and platform functionality;
          • Become part of a larger Integrated Product Team, wherein you will champion for the assigned capability, attend Agile ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, daily standup, backlog refinement/grooming, sprint reviews and demos, and sprint retrospectives), and report plans/progress to stakeholders.

            This is not a remote position, you will be expected to work on-site with the Government customer at an off-Base location in El Segundo, CA at least 3 days per week due to the fast pace, quick-turn nature of the job, and the persistent need to access secure networks.

Keywords: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc, Los Angeles , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Los Angeles, California

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