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Principal Software Architect


Hauppauge, NY, US, 11788 Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


Title: Principal Software Architect

Job Location: Hauppauge, NY


Position Summary: Advanced Acoustic Concepts is seeking a Principal Lead Software Architect for our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems business area. The Principal Lead Software Architect will be responsible for driving technology and competitiveness of our software development approach for our product lines. The ideal candidate will hold certifications in enterprise cloud architecture (AWS, Azure, Redhat Solutions Architect), cyber resilience (CISSP, CEH, CISM), artificial intelligence, or other Enterprise Architecture certifications. The Principal Lead Software Architect will lead the product migration to high-performance cloud architectures in an agile, DevSecOps environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:  The Principal Lead Software Architect is responsible for performing tasks as directed which includes the following but is not limited to these tasks:

  • Responsible for driving technology in our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems products
  • Lead our software development process evolution to an agile, DevSecOps culture
  • Develop vision and roadmaps for our acoustic simulation, training, and tactical systems products
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs and proposals to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Lead software development projects; plan, track, and schedule software deliverables; resolve issues/problems within software systems
  • Investigate, develop, and direct solutions to critical challenges involving software and hardware interface
  • Guide development of software tools including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases, and Internet-related tools.
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications.
  • Lead/Participate heavily in preparation of complex and significant proposals
  • Mentor, train, manage, and coach members of technical staff; Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Develop good working relationships with program and technical management, business development, system engineers, other professionals, technicians, and support personnel
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 8 years of experience Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge
  • Familiarity with enterprise cloud architectures and high-performance computing for cloud migration, AI/ML, CGI, etc.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service solutions with both licensed and open source components
  • Solid understanding of a variety of programming tools and development platforms.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Highly analytical mindset, with an ability to see both the big picture and the details.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Enterprise Architecture and Cybersecurity certifications
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Active DoD Security Clearance preferred
  • Experience with Virtualization, Cyber and Information Assurance


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 20 lbs. up to 25% of the time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing or Stooping up to 10% of the time
  • Walking up to 25% of the time
  • Sitting up to 75% of the time

 AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
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