Orbital ATK Careers

Senior Princ. Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: BJC20180702-43732

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary:

Several exciting opportunities exist for simulation software experts on large commercial space programs. Studies in computer and aerospace engineering expected. Prior work in an engineering organization and the ability to learn and excel as part of an avionics software development team is beneficial. Programming proficiency in C/C++ and the ability to debug simulation hardware and software for avionics integration and test environments using common lab equipment is required. Excellent writing, reading and speaking skills are expected as the candidate will be involved in the entire software development, test and operations lifecycle. Familiarity with typical spacecraft avionics communication standards and basic electrical engineering practices is beneficial. The ability to work in a small team setting and effectively communicate with other engineering teams is essential.


Job Responsibilities:

-          Design, develop and maintain software applications using C, C++

-          Develop and direct software system testing procedures, programming and documentation.

-          Design tests, collect and analyze data from simulation runs

-          Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Education and Experience Required Qualifications:

**This position requires an active Top Secret clearance and valid background investigation**       

Requires BS & 10 years or Masters Degree & 7 yeasrs or PhD & 5 years or equivalent combination of education & experience

-          Experience with C, C++, Matlab,

-          Basic understanding of software version control

Preferred Experience:

Ideal candidates will have physics-based software modeling background and experience with simulation of aerospace systems and environments.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products and your ideas into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space