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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Cubic
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Business Unit:

Cubic Defense

Company Details:

When you join Cubic, you become part of a company that creates and delivers technology solutions in transportation to make people's lives easier by simplifying their daily journeys, and defense capabilities to help promote mission success and safety for those who serve their nation. Led by our talented teams around the world, Cubic is committed to solving global issues through innovation and service to our customers and partners.

We have a top-tier portfolio of businesses, including Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Defense (CD). Explore more on

Job Details:

Job Description:

This is a contingent position 6-8 months.

Performs complex software engineering tasks. Provides technical software expertise to research, design, develop and test engineering activities. Reviews project progress and evaluates results. Estimates costs and schedules, and provides technical inputs for proposal efforts. This position typically works under limited supervision and direction.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise for software development/engineering programs, and interfaces with team members and managers
  • Outlines and communicates the most appropriate technical approach for software project activities
  • Determines the technical direction and strategy for solving complex, significant or major issues
  • Identifies, investigates and resolves software technical issues
  • Plans and evaluates architectural design and identifies technical risks and associated ways to mitigate those risks
  • Prepares design proposals to reflect cost, schedule and technical approaches
  • Recommends test control, strategies, apparatus and equipment
  • Defines test data requirements. Tests software and documents results
  • Prepares development software, codes software and designs specific enhancements
  • Maintains liaison with subcontractor and vendor representatives
  • Conducts in-house design reviews and technical meetings
  • Applies expertise to all areas of software engineering and development
  • Interfaces with team members, management staff, subcontractors and vendors

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    This job is at a cleared facility, we can only hire US persons at this site. A US person is either a US citizen or a Permanent resident. Candidates for this position must have or be able to acquire a US secret clearance.

    Four-year college degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline, plus a minimum of twelve years of related experience, or a master's degree with ten years of experience.

    Effective written and oral communication skills.

    Experience to include software development/engineering, developing state-of-the-art computer software, exercising creativity in technical direction and successful strategy development. Ability to interpret technical contract requirements. Requires proficiency using programming languages such as: Java, "C/C++/C#," Product Lifecycle Management, graphics or other developmental software. May require ability to develop software in a Unix, Windows Server 2003/2008/Vista/XP/Windows 7 and up, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) or other PC environments. May require experience with embedded processing. Ability to use PC software such as word processing, database, spreadsheet and flowchart, and Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and interface with customers, subcontractors and vendors. Must be able to solve complex and difficult engineering problems. Knowledge of customer needs and competing products desirable. Ability to analyze and solve complex and difficult software engineering problems. Able to prioritize work and complete multiple tasks under deadline and budget guidelines. Must be able to work in a lab environment and be able to use a computer. Must be available for domestic and possible international travel.

    The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and requirements may change over time and according to business need.
    Worker Type:

    Contingent Worker

Keywords: Cubic, San Diego , Principal Software Engineer, Education / Teaching , San Diego, California

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