Software Design Engineer Lead
Responsibilities/QualificationPosition SummaryLeads the analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of highly complex software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of business.Duties and ResponsibilitiesDefines specifications for highly complex software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards.Performs all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards.Develops architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.Leads the analysis and development of test plans. Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections.Identifies and directs resolution of highly complex hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems.Researches and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies.Authors or assists in the writing and/or presentation of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), project or task plans, system specification manuals, technical reports and user manuals.Leads the preparation of technical proposals.Provides work leadership to lower level employees. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.QualificationsEducation and ExperienceBachelor's degree in related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience or a Master's degree and 6 years of experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable 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 Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance of an appropriate level which may be required after employment. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.Ability to communicate highly complex software concepts effectively.Strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.Experience with software development tools and programming languages.Diversity Statement Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information US Citizenship Required.