Job description

We’re not limited to the status quo, how about you?

We are a culture of improvers. We are always looking for better ways to do things— big things, little things, anything, and everything. We always ask the question, “How can we improve this?” and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team. We are sort of explorers, seeking what’s more effective, new and interesting. Status Quo and good enough are words that we don’t use. We push each other, guide each other and help each other to make everything we do better. 

Polaris Alpha, a Parsons company, develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation\'s ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Polaris Alpha is seeking a Software Developer to support on-going cyber research and development (R&D) efforts at one of the Army’s premier R&D Centers of Excellence, CERDEC I2WD, at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. This position includes opportunities to influence Army next generation cyber systems, including both modeling and simulation capabilities as well as defensive and offensive cyber systems.

The successful candidate, working with a team of experts, will support the analysis, research, development, test and evaluation of new technologies for current and future Army cyber systems, including capabilities such as the Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Situational Awareness Tactical Analytics Framework. The successful candidate will provide software development and systems engineering support to the Government, including developing enhancements of the cyber system(s), planning, monitoring and execution of demonstration/test events, as well as documenting plans/reports. The candidate should have strong programming skills and be prepared to learn as they are part of a small development team working in the fast-paced, cutting edge cyber domain.

Required Skills

  • BS in Computer Science
  • 3+ years of development experience
  • Strong C++ foundations
  • Linux experience
  • Experience in system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data 
  • analysis
  • Experience in the development of test plans, test procedures, schedules, and reports for laboratory and field tests/demonstrations

Clearance:

This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense Secret or TS/SCI level security clearance, which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.


Desired Skills

  • Education: MS in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of development experience on a DOD program
  • C++ 11/14 experience
  • Familiarity with Git/Webassembly/CMake/Network Programming
  • Candidates with a history of research, previous publications, or contributions to major open source efforts


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Creativity like yours makes a positive difference.

Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best way to meet present challenges and requirements. Circumstances change, needs change and you strongly believe that the system needs to keep up with these changes. But beyond that, you have a knack for discovering creative ways to address and implement these changes by spotting changes others may have overlooked. Your ideas can help the bottom line and also help your colleagues perform in a faster, more efficient way. It is because you’re clearly aware of what is working and what is slowing the process down that you are able to take the best of all the input you receive and all the needs you observe and crystallize them into a procedure that becomes something that changes the whole picture. 

EOE M/F/D/V:

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

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