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Lead Software Design Engineer - 26877 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/27/2019

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Job Description


Software Design Engineer, Lead

Position Summary

This is a technical leadership position leading a team of 6-12 in development and implementation, integration, fielding, test and documentation of software modifications to a large-scale, widely-fielded codebase using C++, Java, and Javascript/HTML5.

Candidate will take direction from Program manager, Chief Naval Architect and other program stakeholders and successfully translate that to the team for sound execution on contract.  Candidate will be leading multi-developer software development projects leveraging developers across multiple work sites and also handle the interdependencies of working on a development effort in and out of secure environments.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leads the analysis and development of test plans. Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections.
  • Identifies and directs resolution of highly 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.
  • Leads the preparation of technical proposals.
  • Provides work leadership to lower level employees.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelors or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, Masters of Science preferred.
  • Work Experience: 8+ years' experience preferred, 5+ required. 2+ years' experience leading software development team of 4+ engineers, developers.
  • 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 for positions involving new technology.
  • Experience with software development of algorithms, computer networking and interfaces in a Linux environment.
  • Technical Experience: C++, JavaScript and Java experience preferred, Experience in any two of C++, Javascript, or Java required.
  • Experience in one or more of the following preferred:
    • Experience integrating and fielding complex software on multi-sensor collection platforms
    • Design and application of front-end GUIs
    • Signal and Digital Imagery Processing and Machine Learning
    • Implementing and executing complex systems in Docker
    • Math, physics, and geodesy
  • Personal Experience: Team player with excellent written and oral skills. Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and to efficiently balance multiple simultaneous projects with disparate timelines.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • US Citizen and Active Secret clearance  required but TS SCI desired





Diversity Statement

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.

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