Lead Software Engineer - 31602 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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    Norfolk, VA
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Job Description


Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career?  This isn't your average mission.  Join Alion and make a difference by helping to create and maintain modeling and simulation training services and applications for our US Navy Fleet!

Position Summary

Performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of highly complex distributed software systems. Leads a diverse, highly skilled, agile team to develop software to bridge tactical systems to simulation based training solutions. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of systems within the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).

Duties and Responsibilities

The lead developer will be required to manage a team of developers/engineers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support engineering projects. This engineer will be responsible for the full life-cycle of software engineering for given projects, including the employment of project engineering, systems engineering and application development activities. Additionally, the lead engineer will be required to provide mentoring for more junior developers/engineers, assist with the institutionalization of processes and procedures, and lead the organization by example.

Defines specifications for complex software appliances and/or oversees the maintenance of existing systems to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards.

Oversees all necessary aspects of the systems development lifecycle including design, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards. 

Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

Oversees the analysis and development of test plans.  

Oversees the identification and implementations resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems.

Researches and develops prospective 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. 

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field plus at least 8 to 10 years of directly related experience. Highly prefer 10 or more years of experience. Subsequent 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 5 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  

Experience with language programs such as C/C++ and JAVA

Experience with Agile development methodologies

Familiarity with web development and architecture is a plus 

5-10 years of professional experience in system design and development is required

Strong background in technical team leadership is required

On-site support required.  Interface with customers on a daily basis

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

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Ability to communicate engineering concepts effectively.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems development.

Understanding of software engineering. 

Experience with software development tools and programming languages are a plus.

Security Clearance: None

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