Software Design Engineer (Lead) - 26505 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/18/2018

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Position Summary

•         This is a technical leadership position leading a team of 6-12 in development and implementation, integration, test and documentation of various software routines for signal and digital imagery processing and machine learning in C++, Java, Java Script and HTML5.

•         Candidate will take direction from Program manager, Chief Naval Architect and other program stakeholders and successfully translate that to the team for sound execution on contract.   Candidate will be manage a software development lab that will house the entire team and also handle the interdependencies of working on a development effort in and out of secure environments.  Candidate will ensure team is operating to CMMI level 3 accreditation and properly documenting and managing work flow.


•         Defines specifications for highly 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.

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

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

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

•         Researches and develops prospective applications and 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.

•         Leads the preparation of technical proposals.

•         Provides work leadership to lower level employees.

•         Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


•         Bachelors or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, Masters of Science preferred.

•         Work Experience: 10+ years' experience preferred, 8+ required.  3+ years' experience leading software development team of 4+ engineers, developers.

•         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.

•         Experience with software development of algorithms, computer networking and hardware interface protocols in a Linux environment.

•         Technical Experience:  C++, JavaScript and Java experience required, C++ and JavaScript  preferred

•         Signal and Digital Imagery Processing and Machine Learning preferred

•         Experience in design and application of front-end GUIs preferred

•         Math, Physics, and geodesy preferred

•         Personal Experience:  Team player with excellent written and oral skills. Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and to efficiently balance multiple simultaneous projects with disparate timelines.

•         Strong leadership skills.

US Citizen and Active 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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