Job Description

Remote Work:
Job Number:
Kirtland AFB,NM,US
Additional Locations:
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Systems Software Engineer

The Opportunity:

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 the 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 and programmable and configurable logic development to assist in 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 with Cameo

  • 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 in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

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.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


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 $96,700.00 to $220,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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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