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Lead Systems Software Engineer

Company: Systems & Technology Research
Location: Woburn
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Specialized Products & Advanced Research Capabilities (SPARC) Group is seeking a Lead Software Engineer to be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies with significant and immediate impact on our national security. SPARC aims to advance the state of the art in the areas of computational and applied mathematics while integrating proven research into operational tools and products that are leveraged by government agencies to help achieve their mission. We believe that each employee has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that are essential to providing our customers with innovative solutions.The candidate should have versatile skills in computer science, software architecture, algorithm design, and software development to help us advance the state of the art. The ideal Software Engineer will be intellectually curious and motivated to work within a team structure to develop technical solutions in a rapid prototyping and results-driven environment. Our culture enables us to develop impactful technologies through collaborative teamwork, while maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and quality.We expect the tools and techniques we develop and deliver to meet high standards of quality, maintainability, and reuse. Therefore, experience with sound software engineering principles and software testing methodologies is valuable.Duties will include:

  • Leading development efforts for a small, dedicated research team developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Breaking down and assigning tasks to team members while tracking the overall progress of the project's development
  • Creating and delivering project briefings targeting both internal management and external customers
  • Architecting novel software solutions that span research, development, and deployed production systems
  • Identifying creative and promising algorithmic approaches to open ended problems
  • Delivering high-quality software in a team environment Required Skills and Experience:
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance
    • Fluency in Python, and at least one of C/C++, Java, or Rust
    • Experience with CI and unit test frameworks, such as Gitlab CI, Pytest, or XUnit based frameworks
    • Strong Object-Oriented design and programming fundamentals
    • Experience architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining robust and stable software
    • Experience creating and delivering briefings to internal and external customers with varying levels of technical expertise
    • Self-starter with an ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies
    • Strong team player and experience leading a team's development efforts
    • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related field
    • 7+ years of related experience (5+ for Masters, or 3+ for PhD) Desired Skills and Experience:
      • Active Security Clearance
      • Deep understanding of computer and operating system architecture, such as file systems, memory/process/thread management, device drivers and/or loadable kernel modules
      • Extensive experience developing and implementing research concepts from ideation through implementation and transition
      • Ability to manage scope and requirements on a multidisciplinary team STR employees may be subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirement in response to Executive Order 14042 and accompanying , unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by STR.STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at for more info.STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your contact info.Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

Keywords: Systems & Technology Research, Boston , Lead Systems Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Woburn, Massachusetts

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