Associate Software Developer - JSAF - 37884 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2021
  • Job ID:
    37884
  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Alion has been providing modeling and simulation software to the Navy Service Program for over 20 years, and the exciting work we do for this customer keeps growing with new and continued demand for our state-of-the-art modeling and simulation software that allows Navy sailors to simulate actual warfare scenarios.  The demands for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and sophisticated Cloud technologies requires that we rise to the challenge to meet the need for years to come.  Come be part of this challenging, exciting software development opportunity!  Read on for more details:

Position Summary

Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career?  This isn't your average mission.  Join Alion and make a difference by helping to create and maintain modeling and simulation training services and applications for our US Navy Fleet!  The Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) Developer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of JSAF behavior models, architecture, user interface, utilities and development environment to meet Navy Service Program Manager objectives. JSAF is a High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant simulation system and is the core simulation used in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), as well as the core maritime simulation used in Joint events.  JSAF represents combat systems, cognitive models and synthetic environment effects. The NCTE is a federation comprised of many distributed simulation systems and interfaces used to support Navy and Joint Training, as well as Navy concept development and experimentation. The JSAF developer is a contributor to the NCTE software engineering activities in support of Fleet Synthetic Training (FST). NCTE Software Development provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support and in-service engineering support to US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets. The NCTE Software Development team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.

Duties and Responsibilities

This developer, receiving prioritized requirements from the Navy Warfare Development Command Software Development Lead, works with end users to achieve a robust, maintainable and effective simulation models, behaviors and supports the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure.  The senior developer will be required to lead a team of developers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support JSAF. This developer will be responsible for the full life-cycle of software engineering for a given project, including the employment of project engineering, systems engineering and application development activities.  Primary development will be performed on JSAF Linux platforms using C, C++, and JAVA.  Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information.  Git is the primary revision control system. Motif and GTK are the primary graphical systems used. Eclipse is used to development JAVA applications.

Defines specifications for highly complex software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards.

Oversees all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards.

Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

Oversees the analysis and development of test plans. 

Oversees the resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems.

Researches and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies.

Authors the writing and/or presentation of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), project or task plans, system specification manuals, technical reports and user manuals.

Oversees in the preparation of technical proposals.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline plus at least 0-2 years of directly related experience. Highly prefer 4 or more years of experience.  Achieving employer funded Security+ and an OS certification will be required if the successful candidate does not have them already.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

     
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
     
Experience with language programs such as C/C++ and JAVA required

Experience with Agile development methodologies

Familiarity with web development and architecture is a plus, including javascript, Springboot and EXTJS

2-4 years of professional experience in system design and development is required.

Strong background in technical team leadership is preferred

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Ability to communicate software concepts effectively.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.

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Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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