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Software Developer (IMPASS) - 27771 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Job Description


Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career?  This isn't your average mission.  Join Alion and make a difference by helping to create and maintain modeling and simulation training services and applications for our US Navy Fleet!

Position Summary

IMPASS allows U.S. Navy Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) gun teams to conduct live-fire mission training with the Mk45 gun weapon system without the use of a land based range. IMPASS operates completely independent of all ship systems, is easily adaptable, and supports other range activities such as developmental munitions scoring and bomb drop scoring for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. 

IMPASS is a component of the core simulation used in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE).  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. NCTE Software Engineering 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 Engineering 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 training and simulation interfaces 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 IMPASS. 

Primary development is done in a Windows environment using Microsoft Visual Studio to write C#, C, C++, and Visual Basic.  Build artifacts of the IMPASS project are loaded as a plugin into the Esri ArcMap application which is required in both test and production environments.  Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information.  Subversion is the primary revision control system.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience developing and maintaining software. Highly prefer 5 or more years of experience. Subsequent employment, achieving employer funded Security+, and an operating system certification will be required if the successful candidate does not have them already.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance 
  • Experience and understanding of object oriented (OO) design and development.
  • Experience developing applications with C/C++/C# or other high level language
  • Ability to obtain related technical certifications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • On-site support required.  Interface with customers on a daily basis


  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio or other C/C++/C#/VB IDE.
  • Experience with Visual Basic.
  • Experience with Microsoft .NET framework.
  • Experience with command line build tools such as MSBuild.
  • Experience with debugging Windows applications.
  • 3 years professional experience with development in a Windows environment.
  • Experience using Software Configuration Management Tools such as SVN or Git.
  • Experience with continuous integration and analysis tools such as JUnit, Jenkins, and SonarQube.
  • Familiarity and willingness to work in an Agile Development environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Component Object Model (COM).
  • Experience with Esri ArcGIS or other geographic information system (GIS).
  • Experience in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) design.
  • System interface development experience.
  • Shell Scripting or other knowledge of other Scripting languages.
  • On-site support required. Interface with customers on a daily basis.
  • Military domain experience.

Must possess and be able to maintain 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.

Must currently hold and be able to maintain and Active Secret clearance

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