Software Design Engineer - 26973 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description


Alion seeks a junior engineer with experience and degree (software, geospatial, or similar) to serve as a team member in a business unit that focuses on software testing, geospatial analysis, and terrain data development. 

Primary duties:

  • This individual will primarily support Software and Systems Testing and Analysis. 
  • The team supports hardware and software testing to enable software integration, hardware selection, and system integration requirements, and the generation of integration requirement recommendations to customers. 
  • The team defines quantitative test requirements to execute functional and verifiable testing for new hardware and updated software components to ensure optimal performance within systems and platforms. 
  • The Candidate will work in an AGILE environment, applying industry best practices for alpha and beta testing of software.

Secondary duties:

The individual may lend support to team members providing Geospatial Data:  The team uses data attribution schemas integrated into the Esri suite of software; performs geospatial data modeling in close coordination with customers (both logical and physical data models are manually created using software such as Excel, SQL, or Oracle); uses industry standard methods for manual, semi-automated, and automated geospatial data creation; creates and saves data in formats such as shapefiles, file geodatabases, or raster images depending on the needs of the customer; documents metadata based on customer data requirements.

Simulation Terrain Database Generation:

The team uses an agile, repeatable process for the generation of high-quality simulation terrain from requirements to integration.   The team generates and delivers Live, Virtual, and Constructive simulator terrain database formats.  Tools include Presagis Terra Vista, TerraSim TerraTools, the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) Compiler, and PEO STRI’s RUGUD. Formats include Compact Terrain Database (CTDB), Objective Terrain Format (OTF), OpenFlight, Virtual Battlespace (VBS), and associated map products (CADRG) and intermediate data.

Degree: BS preferred.

Experience: two to four years; a minimum of two years is highly desirable but may be waved for an otherwise exceptional candidate. Experience with ENFIRE (Instrument Set Surveillance and Reconnaissance) a real plus.  Army experience as a geospatial engineer (12Y), Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (35G), Information Technology Specialist (25B), Cyber Operations Specialist (17C), or similar military service MOS a real plus.

Duty location: this position is currently offsite embedded with a teammate for software testing, but at some time may relocate to government facilities (Humphrey Engineering center at Fort Belvoir).

Travel: less than 10%; minimal long distance, and local travel as duties require

A security clearance (SECRET) is required

Bachelor's Degree 2-4





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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