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Technology and Computer-related

Real-time Software Engineer with C++ and Python

Manassas, VA
ID: 323-327

Clearance:  Active Secret Clearance Required

Candidate will develop sophisticated, real-time, software to enhance the fidelity of training and simulation systems.  The work may include developing numerical models, sonar system simulation/stimulation software, message passing and data distribution software, and/or trainer command and control software.  This code is used in a variety of naval training and simulation systems. All software is developed in a Linux environment, and written primarily in C++, and Python, utilizing various software packages (boost, NumPy, and MPI).  Software development will include requirements analysis, designing, coding, unit testing, integration testing, and verification and validation testing. Work will include the development of new code and the maintenance and extension of existing code.  A background in physics or mathematics is useful to implement physics-based enhancements to the training and simulation systems.  Our team employs an agile development approach using Kanban.


  • Travel may be required to trainer sites, including Pearl Harbor HI, San Diego CA, Bangor WA, Norfolk VA, Groton CT, and Kings Bay GA, that will not exceed 10% of the job

Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Must have experience developing real-time software, or numerical simulation software, or software that executes across multiple processors
  • Strong working knowledge of tools and libraries available for the Linux operating system, and be familiar with sound software engineering principles and methodologies
  • Demonstrate a general commitment to excellence, a dedication to producing quality work results, and an ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Committed to customer service, well organized, able to plan and prioritize assignments, and able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Work with minimal supervision and work well under deadlines, frequently with quick turnaround
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, be courteous and professional when interacting with colleagues and customers, demonstrate a solid ability to identify and solve problems, and be able to work successfully in a team environment
  • Strong Java Skills

Desired Skills:

  • Cluster computing, signal processing, underwater acoustic modeling, or familiarity with sonar systems
  • Experience with Agile development and Atlassian products

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical degree; Advanced degree, continuing education in computer science, and/or advanced math/physics background
  • 4+ or more years of relevant experience developing software in C++, or related languages. 


  • Active Secret Clearance required
  • U.S. Citizenship required