Job Description

Kirtland AFB,NM,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Systems Software Engineer

The Challenge:

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the development of powerhouse systems that will put this country on the leading edge of national defense? You know a good system is more than just a nice-looking interface and data, and that you need the right combination of clean, safe, and secure code, APIs, analytics, and infrastructure to help your team build a solid solution meant to last decades into the future. As a software engineer on our team, you’ll work with subject matter experts, developers, and fellow engineers to overcome our government customer’s most difficult challenges using the latest architectural approaches. You’ll use your passion to learn new tools and techniques, while helping to identify and implement system improvements. Using Agile Software development principles, you’ll guide development of safe, secure, and effective weapon system architectures. You’ll analyze the needs and the environment to ensure the solution weapon system contractors develop considers architecture, operating environments, and safety and surety for the system, for future functionality and enhancements.

As a Systems Software Engineer on our team, you’ll Support an Air Force client with complex software safety and compatibility issues across weapon sustainment and acquisition programs. You’ll gain knowledge of the design of weapon systems and use that knowledge to ensure that those systems remain safe and compatible. You’ll apply your knowledge of real-time embedded software development to the creation and maintenance of safety design policy, apply knowledge of programmable and configurable logic development to the creation and maintenance of safety design policy, and apply safety design policy to weapon systems. You’ll verify that weapon systems meet safety design policy requirements and weapon system documentation meets safety design standards.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience developing real-time embedded software or programmable logic
  • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and supporting embedded software that supports hardware functionality
  • Experience in software development for embedded multi-processor systems using C, C++, or Ada programming languages or programmable logic devices using VHDL or Verilog
  • Experience reviewing software products for soundness of technical judgment and consistency with requirements
  • Experience with verification and validation
  • Experience with requirement traceability
  • Knowledge of fundamental software engineering principles
  • Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's degree or 8+ years of experience in software engineering in lieu of a degree

Nice If You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience with systems software engineering
  • Experience with Air Force weapon systems
  • Experience with DO-178 and DO-254 safety standards
  • Experience with safety-critical software and real-time operating systems
  • Experience with software architecture and Design, UML, and SysML
  • Experience with DoD acquisition processes
  • Knowledge of various embedded architectures
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Top Secret clearance
  • Master's degree in CS, Computer Engineering, or EE


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

  • experts in virtually every field
  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees
  • opportunities that provide stability while offering variety

You’ll also be exposed to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal featuring more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site boot camps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $93,400.00 to $212,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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