Software Design Engineer Sr. - 26665 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary:

The Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) Mid Developer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of JSAF behavior models, architecture, user interface, utilities and development environment to meet Navy Service Program Manager objectives. JSAF is a High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant simulation system and is the core simulation used in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), as well as the core maritime simulation used in Joint events. 

JSAF represents combat systems, cognitive models and synthetic environment effects. The NCTE is a federation comprised of many distributed simulation systems and interfaces used to support Navy and Joint Training, as well as Navy concept development and experimentation. The JSAF Mid Developer is a contributor to the NCTE software engineering activities in support of Fleet Synthetic Training (FST). NCTE Software Development provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support and in-service engineering support to US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets.

The NCTE Software Development team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This developer, receiving prioritized requirements from the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Software Development Lead, works with end users to achieve robust, maintainable and effective simulation and supports the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure.  The developer will be required to work with a team of developers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support JSAF. Primary development is done on Red Hat Linux platforms using C/C++ and incorporates web technologies such as Sprint, Hibernate, ActiveMQ and ExtJS.  Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information.  The team utilizes Agile/Scrum techniques for team collaboration and development. Git is the primary revision control system.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline plus 5 to 7 years of directly related experience. 
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 9 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong background in C and C++ development is desired.

Javascript experience is a plus

Related technical certifications may be required.
Simulation/HLA and Modeling & Simulation (M&S) experience a plus.

Five years of professional experience in M&S system design is desired.

Five years of professional experience with development in a Linux/UNIX environment is desired. 

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required. 

Military domain experience is a plus. 

On-site support required.  Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Shell scripting is a plus.

System interface development experience is a plus.

Security:  Must hold, at minimum, an Active Secret security clearance.




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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