Software Engineer - 35521 in WRIGHT PATTER, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking an experienced, senior or principal software computer science or software engineer to become a strategic partner of a five-member subject matter expert (SME) team to support homeland defense strategic test and evaluation (T&E) initiatives at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). AFIT, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), formed a Homeland Security Community of Best Practices (HS CoBP) strategic team to assemble/lead a community of government, industry, and academic experts to assess future homeland threats to inform T&E plans across eight DHS T&E capability areas. 

  • Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems 
  • Cyber Security and Resilience 
  • Information Technology 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems 
  • Cloud Technologies 
  • Systems Reliability 
  • Sub-terrain (Cross Border Tunnels) Detection Technologies 
  • Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Detection and Interdiction

The HS CoBP team is born out of the innovative approaches to test planning and follow-on data analytics within AFIT’s eight-year-old Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE). As the senior software computer science or software engineer HS CoBP team member, the candidate will function as a knowledge integrator, leveraging their knowledge, experience, education, and new position in AFIT to bring together the best T&E and capability area experts to establish a strategic T&E plan that anticipates rapidly changing homeland threats. Each capability area T&E plan will function as a playbook for DHS programs, and will include best practices, lessons learned, and identify subject matter expert reach-back for specialized systems, test planning, and data analysis. 

Required:  

  • A senior or principal software engineering or software computer science candidate with experience in strategic high level software design work and a strong understanding of software quality assurance (Q&A) and software T&E to include automated tests. 
  • Background experience should be broad, demonstrating experience in operational software systems and its vulnerabilities across the eight capability areas listed above. 
  • Masters in a technical discipline (i.e. computer science, engineering, etc.); the team will balance education against highly specialized knowledge or unique experiences 
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in software computer science, software engineering, or a related field. Additional experience in strategic planning a plus 
  • Strategic thinker with ability to focus on the analysis of critical factors and variables to influence the long-term success of an organization. 
  • Strong technical research and writing skills to prepare authoritative works 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills to lead a community of disparate subject matter experts across industry, academia, and government 

Preferred: 

  • PhD in a technical discipline (i.e. computer science, engineering, etc.); the team will balance education against highly specialized knowledge or unique experiences 
  • DAWIA, advanced or senior level III in engineering, information technology, test and evaluation, or the like a plus 
  • Fifteen years of experience in software computer science, software engineering, or a related field 
  • Direct experience in cyber security and resilience, information technology, Cloud technologies, and/or systems reliability 

Security Clearance: 

Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. The position is unclassified but will require the candidate to obtain a higher-level U.S. Government clearance in the future. 


Security Clearance: Secret

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