Software Design Engineer Principal - 25603 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description


The Principal Softare Design Engineer has the following responsibilities;

Leads the software engineering process for the JS J7 Environment Architecture Division (EAD) development of the JS J7 Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE). 

Plans, coordinates, and leads contractor analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of complex and advanced software application programs to support the legacy Joint, Live, Virtual, Constructive (JLVC) simulation federation and the evolving modular simulation services collectively known as the Joint Training Tools (JTT).   

Defines 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.

Plans, conducts, technically directs and evaluates projects or major phase of significant projects, coordinating the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects, and oversees technical approaches of all projects.

Supports PM in development and Quality Assurance (QA) of all project management products and management of resources, and reviews deliverables for accuracy.

Identifies, analyzes, prioritizes and monitors risks.

Develops architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.

Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.  Recommends corrections in technical applications and analysis.

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

Ensures compliance with all CMMI processes and leads Configuration Management.

Researches and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of leading edge 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.

Provides technical consultation to other organizations.

Evaluates technology trends and/or vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

Provides guidance/leadership to less experienced Software Design Engineers.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

Must currently hold and be able to maintain a US Secret Security Clearance.

Master’s degree in related discipline plus 10 to 12 years of progressively complex software design engineering and technical management experience. Professional certification(s) may be required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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. 

Strong analytical skills, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to communicate highly complex software concepts effectively to engineers, program managers and government representatives regardless of background

Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.

Experience using Agile/Scrum methodology on applicable software projects/product development

Experience with software development tools and programming languages.




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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