Software Engineer, Senior - 32686 in Syracuse, NY at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Under immediate supervision, assists in performing the analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of business. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in defining specifications for software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards.
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software.
  • Performs all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards.
  • Drafts architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.
  • Participates in the development of test plans.  Tests assigned components and units, and provides test results.
  • Identifies and directs resolution of hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems.
  • Researches and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies.
  • Ensures software standards are met.
  • Assists in the writing of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), project or task plans, system specification manuals, technical reports and user manuals.
  • Participates in the preparation of technical proposals.
  • May perform systems modeling, simulation and analysis.
  • May be responsible for developing or executing project plans, budgets, and schedules and for the documentation of work and results.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline plus 0 to 2 years of directly related experience.  Professional certification(s) may be required.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted 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

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiar with the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.
  • Experience with software development tools and programming languages.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.


Security Clearance: None

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