Systems\/Software Engineer (Aegis, NAVSEA, CEC, Link16, BMD, Radars, SLQ-32, SPY6)
Innovative Defense Technologies

Arlington, Virginia


Background information:

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking a Software or Systems Engineer to be based in our Mt. Laurel, NJ or Arlington, VA office.


Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex defense systems, is currently accepting applications for an anticipated Engineer role requiring 3+ years of experience for a position in support of its innovative automated solutions in the Surface and Air Warfare Solutions business area.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with minimal supervision to implement best-in-class solutions
  • Work with the customer to drive complex technical issues/challenges to closure
  • Participate and provide feedback in design reviews & code reviews
  • DoD Air and Surface Warfare related systems/software design, development, and analysis
  • Interface with customers for technical and programmatic requirements
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, or Math
  • 3-10+ years of related experience is required
Required Skills:
  • Experience with software testing, test automation, and test tools, or experience with systems engineering, system integration, and verification and validation testing
  • Ability to quickly learn new applications and tools
  • Demonstrated experience in a lab environment performing tasking
  • Experience with DOORS (Requirement Management), MATLAB, UNIX/Linux, Java, JavaScript, Python, C++ and/or database design
  • Ability to document code, requirements, and/or specifications
  • Ability to perform many concurrent assignments and determine the need for changing priorities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Experience working in large, complex defense systems (e.g., Aegis)
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Software development, Test Automation or Integration and Test (I&T) of a tactical defense system
  • Understanding of Agile development methodologies
  • Develop system analysis and test software for IDT's ATRT tool suite (Analysis Manager, Test Manager)
  • Develop and implement automated testing strategies using automated testing solutions
  • Automate software system operations by understanding customer and program requirements
  • Design, build and execute end-to-end and regression automation tests for tactical defense systems
  • Generate status reports for test results and associated issues
  • Support and enhance the existing testing process by suggesting continuous improvement initiatives
  • Evaluate and analyze automation metrics
  • Work closely with software developers to ensure top-notch software quality, reliability and functionality using highly effective test strategies
  • Collect metrics required to calculate efficiencies and return on investment (ROI) attributable to test automation
  • Understanding of test automation design patterns, and software testing principles and methodologies
  • Proficiency with source code control systems (i.e. GIT, SVN) and bug tracking systems (i.e. Jira, Bugzilla)
  • Proficiency in a Linux operating environment
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions
  • Responsible for the software design, quality, and performance meeting requirements
  • Radar domain knowledge to include Radar Cross Section (RCS), Signal Processing, Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), SPY-1 and or SPY-6
  • Experience with tactical applications (Aegis, NAVSEA, CEC, Link16, BMD, Radars, SLQ-32, SPY6) is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other related disciplines (e.g. Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Configuration Management, Mission Assurance)
  • Apply advanced software technologies and principles to develop innovative solutions for in-service and next generation radar systems
  • Design, develop, and implement radar systems
  • Experience performing formal testing, performing integration, following processes, developing test methodologies and developing test and analysis tools
  • Integrate software components into a complex software Dev environment
  • Implement documented design including coding and testing while adhering to coding standards
  • Experience with distributed systems, algorithms, and software design patterns
  • Hands-on experience with Java/J2EE and object-oriented programming
  • Familiarity with SQL and relational (MS-SQL, Oracle, Postgres, etc.) databases
  • Proficiency working with different SW development tools (Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, and Nexus, etc.)
  • Understanding of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience in testing software and test automation
  • Hands-on experience in deploying and maintaining applications in a mission critical operational environment
  • Experience with software testing, configuration management, and test automation
  • Experience using architecture framework like DoDAF/UPDM/UAF
  • Develop and test Java application operating in real-time environment
  • Develop software interface to communicate across Network protocols including TCP and UDP (DDS, etc.)
  • Develop automated software analysis solutions for Aegis test events
  • Lead a team of Software Developers to Develop and implement Integration Strategy to establish system of systems environment
  • Oversee relevant aspects of project lifecycle from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design, testing and implementation phases for projects
  • Contribute to Systems Integration practice
  • Assist with the integration of new applications as they are added to the tactical environment
  • Ability to lead the logical systematic conversion of program requirements into solution that acknowledge technical and cost constraints
  • Experience analyzing Aegis Weapon System data
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documentation including sequence of operations, technical product literature, programming manuals, specifications and A|E drawings
  • Understand the phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to translate requirements into a series of logical, testable steps
  • System Modeling Language (SysML) modeling using Rhapsody and/or MagicDraw/Cameo
  • Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and/or Aegis BMD requirements development, integration, test, and analysis experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, with a high level of diligence and accuracy
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate closely with peers, developers and customers to document, manage and communicate items
  • Initiative, creativity, reliability, teamwork
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to adapt to and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to execute with minimal/moderate oversight
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate ambiguous situations
  • Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
EEO Statement:

IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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