Mobile Developer-VIRTUS - 26332 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary

The Virtual Radiation Training through Ubiety System (VIRTUS) Senior Developer is responsible for the lifecycle software engineering of VIRTUS detector models, architecture, user interface, utilities, and development environment to meet DoD customer objectives.  VIRTUS is a simulated radiation training device, using GPS, Bluetooth, and Wifi beacons to meet training objectives. This position requires decomposing abstract use cases provided by the DoD customer into tangible application functionality.   Understanding of Android SDK is a must. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Define specifications for complex software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards.

Perform all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards.

Define architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

Participate in the analysis and development of test plans.  Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections.

Identify and directs resolution of moderately complex hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems.

Research and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies.

Author or assist 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.

Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 5 to 7 years of directly related experience or a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 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 background in Java is desired

Experience working independently with minimal supervision and guidance

Experience with communicating with customers and deriving requirements from abstract concepts

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience exercising mature judgment

Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives

Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience

Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation creation tools, as well as Internet research tools

Must hold, at minimum, an Active Secret security clearance

3+ years of software development experience

3+ years of mobile application development experience (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)

3+ years building Android applications in Java

Solid grasp of Android networking and REST Web Services

Understanding of Android development tools and the development life cycle

Familiarity with Android UI design principles and accessibility best practices

Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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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