Software Engineer

Apogee Research, LLC
Arlington, VA
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Apogee Research is looking for people to join our team in pursuit of solving some of the hardest problems in computer systems and network security. Our team is customer-focused and passionate about delivering solutions to fill critical unmet needs efficiently. We currently have openings for Embedded Software Engineers (full-time) located in our Arlington, VA office. Our ideal candidate is experienced in at advanced research, software design and implementation and/or experimentation and data analysis. You must be a US Citizen to apply.At Apogee Research you will:Work with a world-class team of researchers and developers to tackle problems considered too difficult or too risky for commercial marketsLead and collaborate with small teams of 4-8 technical people to develop novel technologies and transition them for operational useJump into the deep end of the pool and learn something new every dayWork for US Government R&D customers for agencies such as DARPAParticipate in all aspects of the software R&D life cycle, from brainstorming and software and system design through testing and deliveryKey Responsibilities:In this role, you will work on a variety of applied research projects in support of new technology development and innovation. The type of work will be programming centric with many opportunities for developing and applying other skills. As a member of a diverse research and engineering (R&E) team, you will have many opportunities to work with, be mentored by, and mentor others while learning and applying the Apogee's agile R&E process. You'll also be charged with:Analyze operational problems and architect complex software systems that are robust to change in a research-based development environment to address mission needsPerform hands-on technical work including design and development of algorithmically complex software, performance profiling, optimization, and general troubleshooting for a variety of software stacks spanning from Java and Python to project-specific DSLsWork with the software team lead to identify, plan, and execute the long-term engineering roadmap, including identifying and identify areas of risk and possible risk mitigationsOwn responsibility for the success of technical customer-facing program objectivesMentor junior team members to foster growth of technical and program expertiseLearn new technologies and develop fundamentally new approaches as neededActively identifying, exploring, researching, and developing new technologies in a broad range of technology focus areas such as security communications and computingAssisting with transfers of new technologies into other development stages and other groups of the companyCreating new and novel solutions for current problems while continually pursuing the hard problemsQualificationsMust be eligible to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance; therefore, any applicant MUST BE A US CITIZEN.Experience building robust and maintainable software to solve algorithmically complex problemsStrong analytical and problem solving and organizational skillsProven experience with building services, supportability, and monitoring infrastructuresEffective communication skills, both verbal and writtenDemonstrated ability to be flexible and remain well organized in a fast-paced environmentOperational understanding of classical computer science topics including data structures, algorithms, design patterns, types, and computational theory. Minimum Education:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or similarMinimum Qualifications:5+ years of relevant experience with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of computer and network security.High proficiency in a language such as C++ or JavaWorking experience with Linux/UNIX Operating SystemsStrong written and oral communication skillsStrong demonstrable coding skillsPreferred Qualifications:Experience doing researched based software engineering development workExperience working in research team environmentsExperience with research methodologiesExperience working in research team environmentsExperience with research methodologiesMasters or PhD in relevant technical field with significant real-world experience About Apogee ResearchApogee Research conducts research and development (R&D) of advanced computer network operations (CNO) and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to improve national security. Our focus is to bring cutting-edge research into practice for the Intelligence and DoD communities. We blend agility with rigor to deliver innovative and demonstrably effective solutions. Led by Evan Fortunato Ph.D., we have grown steadily, receiving awards from organizations including SECAF and Arlington Economic and Development. While we appreciate these awards recognizing our financial stability and growth, our core mission is to create an environment where we can focus on solving hard and interesting problems with people, we enjoy working with daily. We have an active and dynamic research environment that provides opportunities to work on various projects for DARPA and DoD. We take on the challenges of the future that run the gamut of researching, prototyping, and integrating technologies.Apogee Research offers flexible work schedules and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, FSAs, and paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and paternal leave. Conveniently located in Arlington, VA, we are a short walking distance from the Ballston Metro station. We offer the choice of paid garage parking or a contribution towards a transit account; plus our kitchen is fully stocked from fruit and yogurt to ice cream and donuts.Apogee Research, LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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