Software Design Engineer Lead-Security - 30999 in St. Louis, MO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

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Job Description



Position Summary

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.

Support USG Developer Experience (DevX) products and assist customers in the reduction of roadblocks experienced by developers and reduce time to market for Digital Maker Services mission capabilities by providing the needed tooling, collaboration, customer engagements, outreach, communications, training, collaboration, aid, and onboarding into the GEOINT Services Dev/Sec/Ops pipeline activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support operations, processes, and procedures to improve awareness, efficiencies, and effectiveness of Digital Maker Services Self Service tools, Dev/Sec/Ops pipeline, onboarding into GEOINT Services, and participation in Digital Maker Service developer events, including Pipeline Palooza, ADV Summit, GEO Symposium, Discovery Series. 

Generate standard operating procedures, update developer knowledge material, administer management of Discourse (informational forum) & future DevX collaboration tools, and support the implementation of enterprise scalable solutions to GEOINT Services development efforts.

Provide support to: establish, share and advocate developer's knowledge while providing for enabling developer's on-time integration with USG systems and processes; improve access to users' apps, series, and data through the delivery of an Enterprise API management platform; support the security authorization compliance enhancements through continuous security engineering governance and business process modernization.

Gather and analyze metrics on usage/utilization, and generate recommendations for process improvements that speed implementation and adoption of GEOINT Services capabilities by developers, both internal and external to the organization.

Analyze, recommend solutions, and provide inputs to government initiatives as a catalyst for organizational advancements, growth and improvement through input on developer's plan, requirements, performance planning, outreach, training and facilitation.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus at least 5 to 8 years of directly related 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.

Experience supporting: the delivery of geospatial tools and National System for Geospatial Intelligence content to users; GEOINT Services capabilities/services and Dev/Sec/Ops pipeline activities; and Digital Maker Services that enable developers and programs to quickly provision an application/capability to their customers to accomplish their mission needs/requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

     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.

US Citizen and an active TS/SCI security clearance or active TS with eligibility for SCI is required before hire.  Preference for CI polygraph within past 5 years. 

Security Clearance


TS/SCI w/Poly

Diversity Statement


We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

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 for the majority of our positions.


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