Associate Principal Software Engineer


Flight operations at Calspan consist of a large portfolio of engineering, flight, and research activities. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream III, and a Premier. We are looking for a dedicated Associate Principal Engineer to manage software development in support of research, design, test and interface design of equipment and systems, and to investigate, evaluate and develop new applications for existing equipment and systems. 


  • Manage with the intent to motivate, train and develop.  Manage administrative responsibilities(scheduling, timekeeping, budgeting). Provide timely, constructive feedback regarding work and performance.  Manage non-performing employees in accordance with company policy.  Manage high potential employees to career succession and growth opportunities.
  • Oversee execution of testing operations in an accurate and efficient manner.  Define project requirements, including deliverables and constraints, designing and developing a solution and conducting necessary activities to confirm and validate solution.
  • Develop new applications and test procedures;  ensure conformity to standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements; and that they are under configuration control.  Identify new technologies for implementation.
  • Direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.  Integrate embedded software on embedded hardware.
  • Provide technical guidance to personnel involved in developing design approaches and executing test procedures.  Review and correct computer inputs to ensure proper processing of data. Support day-to-day operations by directing pre-test and test software efforts.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors in Engineering/Computer Science or related discipline
  • 7+ years in software development or related discipline
  • Previous experience in management position or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Computer Science/Software engineering methods
  • Software development processes including configuration management
  • Act as project manager; develop and present proposals
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage  abstract and concrete variables

Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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