Software Engineer, Senior - 33060 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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Job Description

Senior Software Engineer – Loyola candidate

Position Summary:

The JSJ7 Team maintains an order of battle management system in support of the Joint Staff J7’s virtual, live, and constructive,  simulation training environment. The Team also maintains a help desk service and provides user training for the system. This Senior Software Engineer position will support software development requirements as well as assist with help desk requirements for the Joint Staff (J7).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, install and maintain the order of battle management system
  • Develop user queries to be run on the database for data mining capabilities
  • Develop data collection resource plans, data management plans, detailed data collection plans, and other data and assessment planning-related documents, focusing on data formats and requirements
  • Perform testing and Verification, Validation, and Accreditations (VV&A) procedures and processes that support the system
  • Assist in the development of configuration management plans
  • Assist the Data Team with ingestion of global force management data and with the querying of  that data.
  • Assist the Data Team/Data Cave with various dynamic queries on the database
  • Assist other development teams with using the  system’s Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Support updates to Order of Battle (OBS) Schema
  • Maintain liaison with both Government and contractor management to resolve all software and testing anomalies during the execution of the system
  • Provide user training for US and Coalition Partners on the system
  • Troubleshoot real-world issues with Order of Battle Scenarios
  • Staff the help desk and provide knowledge to other Staff Members and advice on computer operations to users and administrators
  • Ensure the availability, continuity and security of data and information pertaining to the organization
  • Regularly provides guidance to less-experienced developers
  • On-site support required.  Must Interface with customers on a daily basis

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Science or similar and 5-7 years of relevant experience. May consider years of experience in military or private industry in lieu of degree or technical certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  

Experience with any of the following databases: Enterprise PostgreSQL, Oracle, and MS SQL Server 2000/2008. Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) databases

Experience with any of the following languages: Java, Java 2 EE, C#, C, C, Perl, and VB

Experience with any of the following web platforms: ASP, JSP, AJAX, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Extensible Java Script (ExtJs), WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007, CGI, Web Services, Apache Tomcat, and Jason

Experience with any of the following simulations: JCATS, JSAF, OneSAF, MUSE, MTWS, and VBS2. Experience with simulations is a plus  but not required.

Experience with the following Operating Systems: Windows 10, Redhat Enterprise Linux

Experience with email systems Microsoft Exchange is a plus but not required

Experience with the agile development process

Experience with Jira and Confluence a plus

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required

Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Secret clearance


Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification or be qualified to attain one within three months of hire (SSCP, CCNA-Sec, GSEC, Security+ CE, Network Cert).

Security Clearance: None

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