Software Design Engineer - 26510 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/18/2018

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Position Summary

•         This is a technical position working with a team of 6-12 in various locations in development and implementation, integration, test and documentation of various software routines for signal and image processing and machine learning in C++, Java and Java Script as well as front-end GUIs.  This position is for Software Test and Development.

•         Candidate will take direction from Program manager and more senior engineers to test and document software development efforts in C++, Java, JavaScript and HTML5.  Candidate will work inside a software development lab that will house the entire team and also in and out of secure environments.  Candidate will test and document software routines to CMMI level 3 accreditation and properly documenting and managing work flow.


•         Under general supervision, performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of moderately complex software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of business.

•         Position is part of large software development team working with US Gov't personnel to design develop and integrate sensor fusion software onto platforms, test and upgrade.  Software development is in C++, JavaScript  and / or Java

•         Defines specifications for moderately 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.

•         Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

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

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

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

•         Assists in the writing and/or presentation of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), technical proposals, project or task plans, system specification manuals, technical reports and user manuals.

•         Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


•         Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus at least 2-4 years of directly related experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.  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.

•         Exposure to software development of algorithms, computer networking and hardware interface protocols in a Linux environment.  SQL Server/Database knowledge a plus.

•         Basic knowledge/experience in C++, Java and/or JavaScript programming languages.  Candidate must demonstrate understanding of basic software principles and development techniques and tools to include documentation and management of software development.

•         Basic experience or knowledge in design and application of front-end GUIs is desired

•         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail; ability to communicate software concepts effectively.

•         Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development; experience with software development tools and programming languages.

•         Team Player able to work in a fast-paced environment.

US Citizenship and 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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