Software Design Engineer Sr - 26807 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

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    Suffolk, VA
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Job Description



We are looking for a Senior Software Design Engineer to collaborate with product owners, user community, engineering and leadership to design, develop, test, debug, and implement complex and advanced software applications.

Ultimately, you will be leading small project teams to support development efforts that address the Joint Staff joint training needs and provide the next generation training tools to the JS J7 joint warfighter effort.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Section Leads in developing software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage and work processes; investigating problem areas; following Agile / Scrum methodologies and principles
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities
  • Collaborate and lead project teams to brainstorm new development efforts
  • Be a persistent, creative problem-solver
  • Remain cool and effective in a crisis
  • Stay on the leading edge of development practices
  • Passionate about great technologies, especially open source

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline plus 5 years of progressively complex software design engineering and technical management experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Methodologies and Procedures

  • Strong analytical skills, organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate highly complex software concepts effectively to engineers, program management, and government representatives
  • Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development
  • Experience using Agile/Scrum methodologies and principles

Development Languages Environments and Design Concepts

  • Web Services, JSON, REST
  • HTML/HTML5 CSS, JavaScript, Java
  • React, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), NodeJS, AngularJS
  • IntelliJ, Eclipse, Netbeans, Visual Studio Code
  • Asynchronous, Concurrent, and Cloud Software Development
  • Relational, Graph, and NoSQL Databases
  • Linux Development Experience (RPM or Debian based systems), Windows 10, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
  • DI2E, Confluence, Jira




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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