• Principal Software Engineer

    Job Location US-MD-Annapolis Junction
  • Overview

    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is a national security solutions provider specializing in transforming big and complex data sets into mission critical intelligence.  Ingesting, processing, and exploiting Big Data is at the core of everything we do: Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Multi-INT Processing, and Enterprise & Open Source Analysis.  As a national security middleweight, we have a passion for our customers' mission and value ingenuity, agility, speed, and the ability to think and deliver at scale.  For more information, visit www.vistronix.com.


    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer for a role on one of our subcontracts.  This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base. 


    Work with team lead to understand tasking and deliver system to required specifications. Work with stakeholders to understand and implement system components. Participate as a member of an Agile team in daily stand ups. 


    Specific duties include:

    •  Interface with sub-system software and systems engineers; responsible for gathering user requirements, assisting with implementation, and support to system integration & test
    • Programming to include new development, bug fixes, and enhancements, as well as installation, monitoring and configuration programs and scripts
    • Software testing, installation, configuration and upgrading
    • Perform coding and unit test of new system components as they are defined
    • Documentation of all software developed; documentation to include application and interface documentation, Version Description Documents (VDD), User’s Manuals, and Trouble Shooting guides


    The Software Engineer shall have the following labor category qualifications:

    • Twenty (20) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
    • Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.
    • Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software.
    • Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects.
    • Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering.
    • Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams.
    • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
    • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met.
    • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
    • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints; Perform quality control on team products.
    • Oversees one or more software development teams and ensures the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.
    • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries.
    • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
    • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
    • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particlar project.

    Job Specific Requirements:

    • 20 years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Software Developer using OO techniques and Java 
    • Developing middleware or presentation layer software is a strong plus
    • Minimum 10 years’ in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity as a Software Engineer supporting software architecture development, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation.
    • 7 years’ experience with JAVA and technical experience
    • Minimum of 3 years experience developing REST services
    • Minimum of 3 years experience using Spring/SpringBoot 
    • Experience with Jenkins, Gradle, Maven and/or Git 
    • Experience with Machine Shop
    • Maintains and promotes a DEVOPS culture during the design, development and sustainment process
    • Experience with monitoring tools (e.g. ELK, Prometheus, Graffana, etc)

    Preferred, but Not Required:

    • Must be able to take the initiative, tackle implementation tasks, and solve problems with minimal guidance, but still be a “team player”, meaning, be able to accept direction and decisions from the Lead SWE and the Lead SE
    • Background in SIGINT, Cyber and/or IA
    • 3+ years using container technology (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, etc)
    • Familiarity with Microservice architectures
    • Familiarity with Twelve-Factor App methodologies for building software
    • Background in use of workflow orchestrators or rules processing engines such DROOL, Camunda, jBPM, or Activiti is a strong plus
    • Background in use of ASDF, TSDF, or BloodyMary 
    • Background in use of serialized object such as Avro
    • Background in use of JMS (ActiveMQ) topics and queues 
    • Exposure to Agile methodology a plus

    This position requires an active Security Clearance.


    Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


    ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


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