Software Engineer 1

Category: Software Engineer
Department: Engineer
Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Job Description:

Description & Responsibilities: This position will require the candidate work as a software developer, software integrator, and data analyst as part of a team that applies disciplined processes, techniques, and tools to transform a software design into functional software. The position also supports problem resolution and analysis of schema-based data validation flows.

Specific duties include:

Performing software development, integration, test, and analysis support to deployed systems, and documentation to meet requirements. Integrating software into a data flow environment, with the ability to optimize processing capability while minimizing impacts to processing flow, ensuring overall stability and performance. . Developing software as necessary to integrate components to facilitate testing and development Valuing simple and readable code over clever, more difficult to maintain code. Adhering to accepted standards for development in a continuous integration environment, including writing unit tests which provide a high percentage of code coverage, participating in peer code reviews, conducting design reviews, and generating test plans to ensure maximum stability and quality of code. Working with development, test & configuration management tools. Collaborating with customer development and test team organizations and personnel to plan and execute integrated activities. Candidates must have good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

Required Experience:

7 years’ experience as a Software Engineer supporting system and S/W architecture, development, requirements, design, process execution and evaluation Experience with C++ Expertise in Java and scripting languages such as Ruby Experience working in a team software development environment Understanding of schemas (XML, XSD), network and telecommunications protocols, data streaming, databases, and data servers Knowledge of mission systems Proficiency in Linux (demonstrated in work experience) Knowledge of software design patterns, algorithms, and commonly recognized good coding practices Familiarity with code development, test and configuration management tools such as ClearQuest, Redmine, Hudson/Jenkins, Git or SVN Familiarity with a make-based system software build/release framework Experience writing and updating software development-related documentation in accordance with approved quality standards

Seven (7) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries

Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathmatical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design

Modify existing softare to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance

Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project

Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas

Write or review software and system documentation

Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components

Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performace and functional standards

Make recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards

Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or repositories

Debug existing software and corrects defects

Design and code new software or modifies existing software to add new features

Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements