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Job Title: Lead PrincipalSoftware Engineer (NASA)
Company Name: KBR
Location: Greenbelt, MD United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/07/2024
Expire Date: 07/07/2024
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Government and Policy, Information Technology
Job Description
Lead PrincipalSoftware Engineer (NASA)


Lead PrincipalSoftware Engineer (NASA)

Belong. Connect. Grow. with KBR!

Around here, we define the future. We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

To be successful in this role, you will need extensive knowledge of programming languages and the software development life cycle, have the desire to work in fast-paced environment, and be able to develop unit testing of code components or complete applications.

***Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident***

***This role in onsite***


  • Performs all activities associated with the design, development, implementation, maintenance, configuration management and quality control of software for scientific/engineering applications.
  • Defines system and software requirements and obtains customer approval.
  • Analyzes customer requirements and translates them into a design. Creates prototypes.
  • Responds to and resolves software discrepancies against documented requirements.
  • Manage developer design language and code based on department standards.
  • Determines software maintainability and overall adherence to user requirements on department standards.
  • Generates/updates documents defining software product baselines.
  • Evaluates vendor software and makes recommendations.
  • Performs a variety of engineering work in the software testing of scientific/engineering systems to verify its capability of meeting requirements within imposed constraints including operability, cost, and schedule.
  • Develops test plans and procedures and performs integration, system, acceptance testing of software products.
  • Conducts special studies and investigations related to project activities and recommends and implements changes as appropriate to enhance efficiency, reduce cost, and meet changed or new requirements.
  • Plans and coordinates the work of other software engineers and technical personnel, with completed assignments subject to minimum review of overall results. Trains, directs, and assists the efforts of other personnel, as required, to fulfill the objectives of the assignment.
  • Serves as organizational consultant; leads multi-discipline or cross-functional team(s).
  • Analyzes and evaluates systems and devises computer specifications and systems for scientific/engineering applications.
  • Encodes, tests, debugs, and installs operating programs and procedures.
  • Participates with engineering in the design, development, and utilization of scientific/engineering systems software.
  • Participates in the development of engineering test strategies, devices and systems.
  • May supervise lower-level engineers.

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS in mathematics, engineering, computer science, or other related field and 15 years of progressive, related experience.
  • Government contracting experience
  • Programing experience, preferably coding science software in C/C++
  • Knowledge of FORTRAN and Legacy software
  • Scripting languages such as PERL, Python, BASH
  • Ability to communicate effectively with project leads and system administrators
  • Effective writing skills as this task requires documenting the design and usage of coded software
  • Experience with Git/GitHub
  • Solid experience in Linux platforms

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KBR Benefits

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

Inclusion and Diversity at KBR

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver Together.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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