Lead Software Engineer

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Cole Engineering Services Inc.
United States

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Lead Software Engineer


Orlando, FL 

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Job Summary: Design and assist in the development of a large-scale distributed simulation system using an existing simulation framework. Collaboratively define interfaces between this system and military C2 systems and other simulations. Develop and maintain system software architecture. Design detailed interfaces between incrementally developed components. Responsibilities include: Full lifecycle software development to include software requirements analysis, software design, software implementation, software integration and test, and system documentation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work through full-cycle development that includes requirements analysis, design, & implementation
  • Lead component and system-level design efforts
  • Design and implement component interfaces
  • Coordinate with developers of interoperating systems on interface requirements
  • Ensure system interoperability with current and developing simulation federations
  • Document and communicate system design
  • Derive software requirements from system-level requirements
  • Decompose high-level software requirements (Epics) into component tasks executable within the Agile sprint timeframe
  • Design, code and debug applications in various software languages using object-oriented design where appropriate
  • Provide technical leadership to a product development team
  • Coach, teach, and mentor less experienced developers
  • Understand and adhere to project schedules and stay within established budgets.
  • Comply with program processes for software development and configuration management. This includes meaningful participation in Agile development process events such as scrums and sprint reviews
  • Operate in a collaborative team composed of contractor and Government personnel

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with industry software development standards and with the capabilities of related Department of Defense software systems.
  • Employ interoperability standards commonly used in Department of Defense modeling and simulation (i.e., DIS and HLA)
  • Develop Software using Java, C/C++, JavaScript, and XML in MS Windows, and Linux
  • Properly apply object-oriented design principles to development efforts
  • Ability to test and debug
  • System operations in Linux/windows to include shell scripting
  • Employ version control tools (i.e., Git) in compliance with program configuration management processes
  • Operate collaboratively in a development team environment
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies such as programming languages and tools
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to explain designs and development issues to customer representatives

Knowledge in any of the following areas would be considered a plus:

  • Demonstrated experience developing interfaces to military C4I systems
  • Experience supporting military training events/exercises utilizing simulation-based training systems
  • Secure systems
  • Agile development
  • Database design
  • Continuous integration
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, systems or software engineering from an accredited college or university or any bachelor’s degree and two years additional software development experience. Master’s degree desired. High school diploma and 5 years’ additional software development experience can substitute for bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ software engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in design of complex software systems

Other Requirements: Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U. S. Citizenship status with ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance. Security Clearance requirements will be specified in the Government's Task Order.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The above is intended to describe the general contents of and requirements for the performance of this job.

Cole Engineering Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, membership in an employee organization, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.

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