Principal Software Engineer

US-MD-Annapolis Junction
ID
2017-5836

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. 

 

Responsibilities

One Software Engineer needed to provide system integration support to provide software services via Docker containers in a Kubernetes environment.  Software services will be built using open source and GOTS tools, and will be extended or configured to meet deployment needs.  Provide documentation and training for all components as needed.  Use sound software engineering principles to ensure that all developed software is modifiable, efficient, reliable, understandable, and fault tolerant.  Provide training, consulting support or implementation guidance to other efforts seeking to fit their systems for use on Kubernetes. Ability to architect software solutions for deployment needs.  Be able to mentor and guide teammates in developing solutions.

Qualifications

Labor Category Requirements:

  • Twenty (20) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline.  Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processess may be substituted for degree.
  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.
  • Debug existing software and correct defects.
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.
  • Make recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components.
  • Write or review software and system documentation.
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, conferring with users or system engineers, analyzing systems flow, data usage, and work processes, and investigating problem areas.
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Design, develop, and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries.
  • Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints.  Perform quality control on team products.
  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces.
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met.
  • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
  • Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams.
  • Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering.
  • Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects.
  • Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software.
  • Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.

Job Specific Technical Skills:

  • Experience in architecting software solutions
  • Experience in guiding and mentoring software development teams
  • Experience with Docker containers and use of open-source frameworks for orchestration, logging, monitoring and networking of containers.  Examples:  Kubernetes, Google Container Engine, OpenShift Origin or Container Platform, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, Rancher, Logspout / Logstash / Fluentd, Prometheus

Job Specific Desired Skills:

  • Experience with dev/ops techniques and tools including continuous integration and deployment
  • Experience as a system integrator including experience integrating with systems for authentication, metrics, etc
  • Experience developing and/or delivering training, as well as providing outreach and consulting support
  • Experience with one or more of the following languages:  Python, Go, Ruby, Perl, Java
  • Experience with C programming
  • Experience with distributed data store technologies (e.g. Postgres, S3)
  • Experience with PKI implementations
  • Experience with Agile Scrum

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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