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Senior Software Engineer/Developer- US Citizenship Required, Secret Clearance

Senior Software Engineer/Developer- US Citizenship Required, Secret Clearance

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Job Description:  AVNIK is seeking a Senior software developer with 8 years experience to support the Systems, Simulation, Software, and Integration (S3I) Sim-Over-Live-Driver (SOLD) project at Redstone Arsenal, AL. 

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits. At AVNIK, quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our software team, you'll be charged with performing software development for the US Army. You'll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders.

The candidate will work with Software developers and System Admin personnel to configure and maintain a real-time execution environment for the software applications on the SOLD Project. The SOLD, and its hardware and software, supports Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test execution activities (Flight Tests, Ground Tests and Field Exercises) for the THAAD Project Office (TPO). The candidate will have the ability to configure Linux OS systems for real-time SOLD applications that are performing HWIL testing of tactical Fire Control and Radar components.

The candidate will be performing an assessment of systems (periodically and at deployment) for suitability of the OS, hardware and software configuration to execute as expected. The candidate must be able to work independently to build and benchmark new OS configurations to determine their suitability to execute the applications in the SOLD environment. Also be responsible for developing, validating and maintaining Configuration Management documentation in support of the SOLD Project requirements.

The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidate must have good people skills and the desire to work with a highly technical team. The desired candidate is a self-starter, able to operate with minimal supervision.

Education Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of a BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar degree field, and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.

Duties and Responsibilities: Work with the Software Development group to ensure that all application software is properly built to execute on the hardware for which it is targeted, including the following:

  • Make sure the proper compile options are used to obtain the best application performance
  • Remain knowledgeable with the application software designs (including making recommendations) to ensure the best performance can be obtained from the HW
  • Configure the HW BIOS so that it will run the application code as efficiently as possible
  • Configure the Linux OS to make sure it is operating as efficiently as possible and does not stall the application or cause data to be dropped
  • Assist System Admin personnel to ensure all hardware and software is configured such that the SOLD test environment will meet/exceed required performance goals

Required Skills:

  • US Citizenship, Active Secret Clearance, or ability to acquire one
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and reporting practices
  • Ability to configure and build Linux kernels, to include applying RT patches; and experience testing the kernels (benchmarking) for suitability to run the applications
  • Experience managing and updating Linux OS builds, scripts and procedures using internal Configuration Management systems
  • Experience incorporating and updating vendor-supplied drivers into the Linux kernel
  • Ability to write scripts (Bash, Python, etc.) that assist developers and System Admin personnel in performing their duties
  • US Citizenship, Active Secret Clearance, or ability to acquire one 

Desired Skills:

  • Team Foundation Server (TFS) working knowledge/experience
  • Virtual Machine (VM) working knowledge/experience
  • Microsoft Azure working knowledge/experience
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Shell, Perl
  • Experience developing web interfaces

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AVNIK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary/benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and education.

AVNIK Contact Information: info@avnikdefense.com for Questions Call: 256.217.5870