Lead Software Engineer

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ALTRON, Inc. - Manassas, VA

Innovative and growing engineering company is looking for highly motivated individuals to help expand our engineering team. This position is for a lead software engineer responsible for developing DevOps software for the US Navy.

Altron is a privately held small business that supports federal agencies such as the Department of the Navy and the Department of Homeland Security in the development and implementation of advanced software and technology systems. We have been a trusted partner to these Government agencies and commercial clients for over 20 years, consistently performing at the maximum level and always meeting and exceeding our commitments.

At Altron, we bring in the brightest and most highly motivated staff we can and give them an environment in which they can gain new skills and grow their careers. If you have an interest in working closely with some of the brightest engineers in the industry, this could be the position for you.




*Applicants must be able to obtain a DOD security clearance upon hire*


This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package, performance-based merit increases as well as the ability for stock options and financial bonuses.




Key Responsibilities

  • Software development and resolution of integration issues, both in a laboratory environment and onboard U.S. Navy submarines and surface ships

  • develop readable, maintainable, quality software

  • Design and architect a DevOps platform that integrates automated testing, CI/CD, blue-green testing, and automated decision making

  • Lead small group of developers via managing day-to-days tasks, assign deadlines, and review their work

  • Organize/coordinate/lead an agile Scrum team with two-week sprints

  • Key personnel to communicate technical and programmatic issues to management

  • Develop new software components and integrate/customize existing open source tools to meet program needs

  • Integrate COTS and GOTS tools, including open source products and API-driven integration efforts

  • Build multi-tier software solutions, including database design and integration

  • Conduct software component integration to ensure end-to-end system functionality prior to formal testing

  • Research, identify, and evaluate new technologies for adoption by the Navy




Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle, including configuration management, good coding practices, and experience in writing, testing, and deploying production-quality software

  • Development experience with C/C++, Java, Linux, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and Python a plus, but not required

  • Experienced in leading small Software Development team

  • Ability to manage day-to-day tasking for a small group of developers

  • Experienced in DevOps/Agile methodologies

  • Experience using Linux (basic OS comprehension and basic shell scripting), preferably Red Hat or derivatives

  • Familiarity with hypervisor virtualization as well as Docker containers

  • Experience with open source software and custom software, as well as integration between software applications using middle tier integration and data-driven models.

  • Experience in cybersecurity best practices

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • REDHAT and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar degree

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Software Engineering field




Bonus Skills

  • Technical certifications are a plus (NET+, SECURITY+, CCNA, CISSP)




VEVRAA Federal Contractor - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.



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