• Senior 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 Senior 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. 




    Design and develop high performance application frameworks and software for high speed protocol identification and processing applications using C++, Java, Python, Ruby and Perl in LINUX/UNIX environment. Define and implement data formatting and interface specifications. Participate in and/or lead all phases of development including requirements definition, software design, development, source code configuration, managing and tracking source code changes, defining and managing software system configurations and deployment support. Develop scripts to support coding, unit testing, configuration, remote installation and maintenance needs in perl, Shell (C, Bash). Develop and execute unit testing using CppUnit and Junit, develop automated build and software test scripts and applications. Define and execute end-to-end software system tests. Coordinate application updates/installation with appropriate security, database and system administrators and remote site POCs. Plan and conduct development, integration and unit testing; support end-to-end system testing. Monitor production system to verify operations and modify as needed following change management procedures. Develop and maintain project related documentation to include development of software design diagrams in standard design notation such as UML, and complete software documentation. Participate in and/or lead design and code reviews. Document, analyze and resolve software discrepancies. Define and configure development environment. Perform installation and maintenance of fielded systems and support backup services to deployed systems and data. Provide technical support to customers and coordinate with cross organizational stakeholders.



    • Fourteen (14) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
    • BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline is required.  Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software process may be substituted for bachelor's 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 investigate 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.

    Job Specific Technical Skills Required:

    • 5+ years of experience working with or developing software in a LINUX environment
    • 5+ years of experience with C++ and Java
    • 5+ years of experience with two or more of the following scripting languages: C-Shell, Javascript, Bash, Python, Perl
    • Experience with network programming to include socket development and/or IP based applications
    • 3+ years of experience developing and performing automated system builds and testing on distributed and multiple platforms systems
    • Experience with Git, ANT, Jenkins, netBeans, Eclipse, and Subversion
    • Experience with Red Hat Package Manager modules

    Job Specific Skills Desired:

    • 1+ years of experience with one or more open source databases and/or related database languages, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite
    • Knowledge of or experience with signal protocol processing
    • Experience with CSDF and SOTF data formats
    • Experience with Docker, JBoss, and/or Wildfly
    • Experience with online development collaboration tools such as Confluence
    • Experience with Ruby
    • Experience with Agile development approaches
    • Experience in applying robust software configuration management procedures within software development lifecycle

    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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