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Alion Science and Technology

Software Engineer, Associate - 37946

Linthicum Heights, MD

Job Description

Position Type:

Entry Level (New Graduates), Experienced Hire (Alumni)

Software Design Engineer, Associate

Location: Hanover, Maryland

This position will support a mission management tool called the Minotaur Mission Processor. Minotaur ingests data from various sensors on manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft to enhance an operator's ability to identify tracks from various on-board sensors, from both sea and land, that is utilized in all branches of the military. To read more about the Minotaur Mission Processor visit:


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Responsibilities would include developing prototype solutions to unaddressed, critical military operational shortfalls through research, conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation as a member of an established team that has fielded numerous highly regarded capabilities. Subject areas differ widely over time, but current projects focus on improving the exploitation of airborne sensor data through object tracking, multi-sensor correlation, and operational data display.

Possible Duties:
  1. Research and concept development for solutions to unaddressed, critical military operational shortfalls.
  2. System design and software implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes incorporating a variety of engineering disciplines: control theory, software development, signal/video processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, applied mathematics, network/web services, and visualization.
  3. Support prototype evaluation, experimental operations at military facilities, and transitions of capabilities to government.
  4. Support system integration events on various aircraft during ground and/or flight tests
  5. Develop software interfaces to control and collect data from sensors
  6. Potential to fly on aircraft to support system integration and train operators
  7. Design and implementation of graphical user interfaces to meet customers' demands and needs.
  8. Willing to travel between 10-20 % of the time.

Recommended Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Physics, Mathematics, or any related field of study
  • 0 - 2 years of experience with software development of algorithms, computer networking and interfaces in a Linux environment.
  • Highly creative and interested in novel challenges
  • Willingness to develop software with C++, Java, Javascript, or related languages in a Linux Environment
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a close team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply educational background to real-world engineering problems
  • Experience with software development or desire to build computer science/software development expertise to address cutting edge challenges

    Additional Items:
  • Willingness to go through the United States Security clearance process
  • Willing to work in Hanover, MD
  • Unofficial Transcripts Required




Security Clearance: None
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-ZhPNswCg9tEd
Employment Type: Other