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Alion Science and Technology

Software Engineer/Analyst - 37630

Dahlgren, VA

Job Description

Alion's expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled. This includes 50+ years' of experience performing complex Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide. Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control. Alion's analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning. Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs. Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

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Alion is seeking a Software Engineer/Analyst to support the team. We are looking for a candidate who can apply our agile engineering methodology to every project, problem, and scenario, making effective use of time and money for our clients while providing full-lifecycle spectrum support. A successful candidate for this position will support complex analyses and testing efforts for the U.S. Navy in Dahlgren, Virginia. Located in King George County near the Potomac River, Dahlgren is just 50 miles southeast of Washington DC and provides a quality work environment without the traffic and congestion of a long commute. Dahlgren's unique location offers scenic views of Virginia and access to the Washington/Richmond metropolitan areas through U.S. Routes 3 and 301. Come work in an exciting environment offering the opportunity to provide operational impact while expanding or continuing partnership with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).

  • Performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines
  • Defines specifications for software programming applications and/or oversees the maintenance of existing programs to ensure continued performance and compliance with current guidelines and standards
  • Performs all necessary aspects of the programming phase of software development including coding, testing, debugging and documenting using current guidelines and standards
  • Develops architecture requirements and performance standards to meet customer specifications.
  • Participates in the analysis and development of test plans. Tests assigned components and units, provides test results and recommends corrections
  • Identifies and directs resolution of hardware/software interface issues or other technical problems
  • Researches and develops prospective applications and products and maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies
  • Assists in the writing and/or presentation of briefings (reports on analyses, findings, and project progress), project or task plans, system specification manuals, technical reports and user manuals
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
  • Six (6) years' experience in the areas of software development in support of Navy, Joint, and Multi-national Operational Spectrum Management or National Administrative Spectrum Management data exchange formats
  • Six (6) years' experience in the development of automated software, algorithms, and tools to identify and mitigate EMI of Navy RF communications, combat systems, electronic warfare systems, and navigation aids
  • Two (2) years' experience in the preparation of technical documents, which include software test plans/reports and analytical evaluation of software performance in realistic operational Navy environments and scenarios
  • Six (6) years' experience conducting software testing at multiple levels (unit, integration, system), performing analyses to predict and quantify software constraints, defining/designing corrective measures, and operational implementation of software systems in the U.S. and allied Navy operational environment
  • Two (2) years' experience updating/maintaining fleet spectrum coordination documentation for programmatic requirements, operational publications
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate software concepts effectively
  • US Citizenship required
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

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-qZMki8Y7qLr2
Employment Type: Other