R & D Software Engineer - 37585 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/10/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/10/2021
  • Job ID:
    37585
  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Alion has been providing modeling and simulation software to the Navy Service Program for over 10 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:

The Software Engineer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of architecture, user interface, utilities, data modeling and development environment to meet Alion research and development objectives for internal research and development (IR&D) projects. In this role, you will work with on a suite of warfighter simulation systems called the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) and Joint Training Tools (JTT) to enhance and develop new capabilities for futuristic products. The IR&D Software Development team provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support, in-service engineering support, and data analytics to US Fleet Forces (USFF), the Number Fleets, and Joint Staff. The 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.

Candidate should have a strong working knowledge and experience developing cloud software-based capabilities and data science related expertise including machine learning or artificial intelligence. Candidate should have an inquisitive nature, responsiveness, and excellent testing skills. Must also possess strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines. Will work in a fast paced, business environment with our talented team.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline (i.e. computer science, engineering, mathematics, etc.).
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Software Engineer working up and down the full stack.
  • Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Experience in designing enterprise APIs
  • Experience in RESTful web services
  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigms
  • Experience in Modern Java, Scala, or Kotlin Frameworks and Libraries (e.g. Spring, Guava, Scalatra)
  • Experience with the Linux operating system
  • Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Git, Nexus, Gradle)
  • Experience with the agile software lifecycle
  • Has a proven ability to learn quickly and works well both independently as well as in a team setting

Desired Skills:   

  • Experience in containerization technology such as Docker or PodMan is a plus
  • Experience in distributed databases, NoSQL, or Graph databases (e.g.Neo4j or MongoDB) a high plus
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks experience is a huge plus (e.g. Tensorflow)
  • Experience in streaming and/or batch analytics (e.g. Kafka, Spark, Flink, Storm, MapReduce, Hadoop)

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.  US Citizenship is required.                      


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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