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Lead Computer Systems Software Engineer

Full Time


Binghamton NY 13904 USA

Posted 06/18/2024

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Who We Are:

  • CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers’ training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.
  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE's Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.
  • CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed. 

What We Have to Offer:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance
  • A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe
  • Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions
  • Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!


As an employee at CAE you are not just an employee but a member of the family, where co-workers care not just about their work products but our customers, the community and each other.  CAE Link Software Engineers are part of the program team which strives to not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • This position is for an engineer who is self-motivated, has a strong work ethic, and takes ownership and accountability for their work.
  • Demonstrated ability as an independent, proactive leader who works well within a team.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with team members, internal and external customers, and senior leadership.
  • Providing accurate and timely status of budget, schedule, and technical issues
  • Support the installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modifications, security, and upgrading of development support systems and simulation components to provide services that enable programs to effectively develop simulation software solutions.
  • Working with complex configuration environments; build servers, virtual labs, generalizing tools to accommodate multiple languages and architectures, and assuring tools and processes scale to accommodate the evolving needs of our diverse teams.
  • Work closely with the production release and operations teams to establish and deploy consistent, high quality, and packaged builds for our internal and external customers.
  • Create media and procedures for coldstart execution of training device, both in-plant and at customer facilities.
  • Work with other team members to design and document development system architectures and topologies for both general and simulation specific purposes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while building solid relationships with team members, leadership, and customers.
  • Coordinating with other program leads to ensure program completes successfully.
  • Candidate should be a fast learner with very strong analysis and problem-solving skills

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience required
  • A minimum of 13 years applicable experience working as a leader, developer, or technologist.
  •  Ability to apply sound engineering principles and develop innovative solutions
  • Proven success in a fast-paced development environment and possess a willingness to take ownership, accept accountability, and thrive under pressure
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, document, test and debug
  • Linux and Windows System Administration, knowledge of hardware, as well as expertise in command line tools.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking abilities with the ability to resolve conflicting priorities.
  • General computer skills including use of Microsoft Office products
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance within a five-year investigation period
  • Flexibility to support occasional overtime, weekend work, shift work and site travel (CONUS) 
  • Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role. 
  • Security+ , CASP+ CE, CISSP (or Associate), or CSSLP certification 

Preferred Skills 

  • Prior Military Experience 
  • Strong RedHat Linux and Windows Server System Administration, TCP/IP Networking, shell scripting
  • Experience with running small network-isolated closed room datacenters.
  • Experience with Domain Controller setup and configuration of Group Policy Objects
  • Configure, manage, monitor, and optimize on-line, near-online and off-line storage systems (NAS, SAN, NFS etc).
  • Experience configuring Cisco and/or HP Networking
  • Experience with System Hardening with standards such as the DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment tools such as ACAS and SCAP.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux Patch Management (such as WSUS and YUM) 

Security Responsibilities 

Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures.  Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval.  All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.  

  •  Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.  

Due to U.S. Government contract requirements, only U.S. citizens are eligible for this role.  

Salary Range:  $117,900 - $147,400   
Please note: The actual compensation rate is subject to the evaluation of the following factors (but not limited to): the candidate's work experience, qualifications, skills, internal equity, and market. 

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal. 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

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Location Binghamton, NY, 13904, United States
Annual Salary 117,900.00 - 147,400.00/Yearly
Categories Computer Software, Software & Systems Development
Sec Clearances Secret

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Contact Name Linda Wild
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Primary Phone 13143486550
Job Code 105711

Lead Computer Systems Software Engineer

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