Senior Communications Software Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Laurel, MD
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
Do you love to develop creative and impactful communications systems solutions for the nation's most critical challenges?Are you searching for meaningful work in communications software engineering?If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.We are seeking a Communications Software Engineer to help us solve the nation's security challenges.As a member of our team, you will be responsible for the design, development, integration, and test of communications software for the Government across numerous departments and agencies. You will work across a variety of problems and application spaces ranging from national security to civilian and military health. Ultimately, you will join a team whose goal is to build meaningful capabilities to enable the availability of information to decision makers under challenging conditions. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists who are passionate about building creative and novel communication systems. Our team is committed to national security. We strive to foster an environment that promotes professional growth and a balanced life. Our team values diversity of thought.As a Senior Communications Software Engineer, your primary responsibilities will be to:Provide technical contributions and leadership in the development of software systems as part of critical communications systems for the GovernmentProvide thought leadership in the areas of communications systems and application software development by teaming with colleagues to propose creative approaches and new concepts to address hard problems.Work with other software developers to apply best software development principles to projects.You will architect, develop, integrate, and test software-based command and control, secure communication, and networking systems in operationally-realistic environments, working closely with sponsors to ensure mission success.Interact with technical specialists in other fields as part of a multidisciplinary team.You will detail work in technical reports and memoranda. Present work to sponsors and the technical community.QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Possess a BS in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline.Have 10+ years of experience in the development of software systems in a Linux environment.Have experience leading software projects and managing teams of software developers.Demonstrated skill with software development following current software engineering best practices using several of the following languages: C, C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, Typescript, and BASH scripting.Have a strong understanding of modern software development practices and tools, including: version control systems (eg, Git), issue trackers, and test frameworks.Have excellent interpersonal skills, work independently, and work in a multi-organizational team.Are willing and able to travel on an as needed basis.Have the ability to acquire a DoD Top Secret clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you Possess a MS or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline.Have 15+ years of experience in the development of software systems in a Linux environment.Have exposure to US Government and military communication systems and technologies, voice and video streaming, or conferencing software.Have experience and passion for DevOps practices, processes, and tools.Have experience using modern frontend and backend software frameworks for software applications.Have experience applying software expertise to full project lifecycles, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing.Have knowledge of the network layer and above of communication or networking systems.Hold an active Top Secret security clearance with a SSBI.Why work at APL?The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

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