Software Design Engineer, Senior - 35786 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access. 

We are seeking a Software Design Engineer, Senior as follows: 


  • Performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of complex software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of business.
  • Defines specifications for complex software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards. 
  • Performs all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards. 
  • Develops architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications. 
  • Participates in the analysis and development of test plans.  Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections. 
  • Identifies and directs 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 or assists in 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. 
  • Participates in the preparation of technical proposals. 
  • Provides guidance to less experienced software developers/architects.  
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.  .


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 5 or more years of directly related experience or a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 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.  
  • Strong visual thinker
  • Experience with graphics pipelines & shader languages, esp. Vulkan
  • Experience with C/C++, Python; Rust a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate software concepts effectively.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development 
  • Experience with software development tools and programming languages.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment. 


Security Clearance: Secret

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