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Alion Science and Technology

Senior Software Engineer - 37559

Virginia Beach, VA

Job Description


The future of naval combat systems training is being built, operated, and delivered at HII. HII Technical Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer for an exciting engineering contract supporting the development of US Navy (USN) shore-based integrated training systems. This position will be based in Virginia Beach, VA.

Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries' Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

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What you will do

• Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
• Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software.
• Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls
• Ensures software standards are met
• Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines
• Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
• Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

What we are looking for

• Bachelor's level degree in one of the following disciplines:
  • Computer or Electrical or Electronics Engineering; or
  • Computer Science

• Ten (10) years of full-time professional experience in one or more of the following fields:
• Software development; or
• Computer Networks; or
• Systems Engineering with an emphasis on software development and integration.
• Demonstrated experience managing DOD software projects from cradle to grave;
• Demonstrated knowledge of IEE and other industry standards / best practices;
• Demonstrated experience in Combat System design, core technologies and Combat System training execution;
• Demonstrated experience in Computer System architecture design and development;
• Demonstrated experience with C, C++ and Java;
• Demonstrated experience with real time messaging products such as Data Distribution Service (DDS);
• Demonstrated experience with simulation architecture standards such as High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS);
• Demonstrated experience managing software version control and/or software source code base management;
• Demonstrated experience with DoD training systems and training tool development;
• Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
• Computer Architecture
• Red Hat Linux 6 & 7
• Virtualization Technologies such as VMWare and RHEV
• RTI DDS Messaging
• Model Based Systems Engineering Software such as Innoslate and Cameo
• Must have an active DoD SECRET security clearance

Preferred: Bonus Points For...

• Experience working with DoN/DoD customers, projects, and processes
• Demonstrated Experience in one or more of the following Naval System areas:
o NavSSI

Physical Requirements

Adequate visual acuity and manual dexterity for meeting the requirements Software Engineer family.

HII Technical Solutions:
Building on a legacy of more than a century of naval shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries' Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. Comprising nearly 6,000 professionals in 45 states and 16 countries, our unique national security services portfolio includes unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. For more information, visit

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII's Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services, and defense and federal solutions. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: .

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee's talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength .

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

Job ID: Alion-kyowaEnVHfNv
Employment Type: Other