Software Engineer, Senior - 37587 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Norfolk, VA
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    Not Specified
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  • 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 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 Joint Simulation Bus (JBUS) Developer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of JBUS system interfaces to meet Navy Service Program Manager objectives. JBUS is the Navy Continuous Training Environment’s (NCTE) primary application for performing simulation and C4I protocol translations and application level filtering. It bridges many architectures and protocols using plugins specialized for each architecture. JBUS translates messages both on the syntactic level, reordering fields and changing their datatypes, and on the semantic level, mapping enumerations and filling in missing fields and packets. The NCTE is an integrating architecture (networks, simulations, simulation routing equipment, data translation devices, and C5I systems) that forms a LVC range for distributed training. The JBUS Developer is a contributor to the NCTE software engineering activities in support of Fleet LVC training (LVCt), Joint LVCt, and Unit Level Training. NCTE Software Engineering provides modeling and simulation application development, LVC systems integration support, and in-service engineering support to US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets. The NCTE Software Engineering 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

Under direct supervision, this developer will receive prioritized requirements from the NCTE Engineering leadership, work with end users to achieve robust, maintainable and effective simulation and C4I interfaces, and support the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure.  

The developer will be required to work with a team of developers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support JBUS. 

Primary development is done on Red Hat Linux 6/7 platforms using Eclipse and/or IntelliJ IDEs to write Java and JavaScript (Sencha ExtJS).  Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information.  Git is the primary revision control system.

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. 

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline plus 5-7+ years of directly related experience developing and maintaining software. Subsequent to employment, 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 7 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
Comprehensive understanding and usage of the Java programming language.  C# or C++ is also acceptable.
Experience in development of multi-threaded applications
Strong understanding of object oriented (OO) design and development
Experience with and willingness to use an IDE for development
Experience with Java debugging tools
Ability to obtain related technical certifications
Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
Ability to provide on-site support

Experience using Software Configuration Management Tools such as SVN or GIT
Experience with Eclipse, Intelllij, or other Java-related IDE
Experience with JUnit unit testing framework
Experience with Agile Development
Experience with development in a Linux/Unix environment
JavaScript development experience
Experience with Systems Engineering
Development experience in Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA), High Level Architecture (HLA), and/or Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocols
Experience with Apache ActiveMQ
Knowledge of Gradle build system
Experience with Open Source Gateway Initiative (OSGi) frameworks
Experience with CSS and HTML
Experience with continuous integration and analysis tools such as Jenkins and SonarQube
Experience with implementation of crtyptographic log-on (CLO) in applications
Experience with secure programming techniques such as those defined in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Application Security and Development (ASD) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)
Experience with applying role and/or user based permissions to application access
Database development experience
Shell Scripting or knowledge of other Scripting language
C/C++ development experience
Security+ and Linux+ certifications
Experience with C4I Systems

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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