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Principal Software Engineer - REMOTE

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United States
Westinghouse Electric Company

Job Description

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

We have a great opportunity for a responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving applications built upon the Windows platform to support innovative solutions created for the commercial nuclear sector of the energy market. The ideal candidate will have a sound working knowledge of C/C++ while employing solid design principles.

Your Day to Day:

  • Design, develop, implement, support, and maintain nuclear applications based on business requirements and customer specifications using approved technologies and coding standards.
  • Design, develop, implement, support, and maintain software components and systems to adhere to and satisfy engineering, scientific, regulatory, and manufacturing requirements.
  • Act as a principal level in design development, coding, testing, and debugging new and legacy applications.
  • Apply secure coding practices to prevent security vulnerabilities in code and apply object-oriented principles when implementing solutions.
  • Maintain code quality through unit testing and documentation.
  • Communicate with business partners to gather accurate specifications for new enhancements and applications.
  • Maintain knowledge of application security best practices and modern vulnerabilities

What we’d like to see from you:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in software development.
  • C/C++ programing experience.
  • Experience in graphical user interface in Java desired.
  • Experience in parsing XML documents desired.
  • Experience in Modbus/OPC protocols desired.
  • Familiarity with Cisco switch configuration desired.
  • Experience with Windows socket, TCP & UDP socket programming.
  • Experience with Wireshark troubleshooting desired.
  • Experience writing requirements specifications, test procedures, user’s guides and test reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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Advice from our career coach

As someone interested in joining the innovative team at Westinghouse, you should know that they value diversity in the global workplace and seek the most qualified talent to support their mission of clean energy solutions. The role of Principal Software Engineer (Remote) will involve developing, maintaining, and improving applications built upon the Windows platform for the commercial nuclear sector. Here are some tips to help you stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your 10+ years of software development experience and your expertise in C/C++ programming.
  • Showcase any experience you have with graphical user interface in Java, parsing XML documents, Modbus/OPC protocols, Cisco switch configuration, and Windows socket programming.
  • Demonstrate your ability to apply secure coding practices, employ solid design principles, and maintain code quality through unit testing and documentation.
  • Emphasize your experience with Wireshark troubleshooting, writing requirements specifications, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Make sure to mention any relevant educational background in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

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