Lead Software Design Engineer - 27236 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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Job Description


Become a part of our growing and dynamic team! We develop the proprietary software product CounterMeasures® and supporting subject-matter data for assessing and managing asset risk and policy compliance. We are looking for enthusiastic team players with excellent attention to detail to be a part of our ongoing expansion of our customer base to large government and civilian organizations. We invite you to share in this exciting time with us.

As a software engineer on our team, you will:

  • Participate in the software engineering life cycle development process
  • Develop and document requirements, use case specifications, design overviews, design details and coding approaches for new software features
  • Implement and debug functional enhancements and corrections to the CounterMeasures® product
  • Write unit tests of completed source code
  • Apply performance and maintenance enhancements to completed source code
  • Work with testing staff to assure prepared test procedures are valid for software requirements and implementation
  • Document work performed in our software change request tracking application
  • Support maintenance of development and testing environments and system hosting our production deployment of the software






    Basic qualifications you will need:

    • Proficiency in writing and debugging software code for web applications in Java/J2EE/JSP/JSTL and PL/SQL queries in Oracle
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in related field
    • Ability to quickly research and learn new technologies as needed
    • Ability to analyze functional requirements and attention to detail necessary to arrive at technically sound design decisions and source code
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other engineers, testers and subject-matter experts
    • Ability to proficiently document work completed, issues or other items necessary for the team’s awareness
    • US Citizenship
    • A DoD Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one

    Additional qualifications that would be helpful:

    • Spring
    • Hibernate
    • Eclipse IDE
    • JoSQL
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery/jqGrid/dynaTree
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Apache Tomcat
    • FusionCharts
    • Aspose Words
    • Trac
    • Maven

    In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Ability to communicate highly complex software concepts effectively.

    Strong 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.





    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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