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Principal Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03210
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Principal Engineer
St Petersburg, FL
4 Month Contract to Hire

Job Description
  • Plans, conducts and directs engineering research, design and development projects of major significance, which are highly difficult and complex in nature necessitating the expert application of advanced engineering knowledge and experience.
  • Originates and applies new and unique engineering methods and procedures; designs and develops special equipment; supplies technical guidance and counsel to other professionals.
  • Generally operates with wide latitude for unreviewed action or decision.
  • May represent the company in outside discussions and technical forums.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • The duties and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice and include but are not limited to the duties described below.
  • Conceives, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Collaborates in preliminary and advanced design studies and prepares technical portion of proposals.
  • Serves as the technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Plans and leads the overall approach to be used to accomplish design requirements, maintaining a system viewpoint from conception of product through development and testing to implementation.
  • Keeps abreast of new scientific methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new programs warranted by such developments.
  • Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.
  • Writes major portion of complex specifications and engineering reports as a result of advance studies, special engineering investigations and similar activities.
  • ¿Performs various administrative and supervisory functions as technical, software team lead.
Education/Experience
  • Master's Degree in CS , MIS, or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Fifteen (15) years experience in the analysis, evaluation, design and development of software and systems.
  • Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in specialty area and a good working knowledge of principles and practice of related specialties.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • ¿Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent software development skills are required.
  • Must have ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong attention to detail.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to deliver to requirements and specifications and as individual, team lead and coach.
  • Software and system architecture design and development in a turn-key system required.
  • Technical skills such as OO, C++, and Linux/UNIX are required.
  • Strong configuration management and process development skills are required.
  • Exposure to UML, ISO 9000, and CMMI are expected.