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QuEST Global Sr. Software Engineer (Secret Clearance Required) in Marlborough, Massachusetts



Sr. Software Engineer (Secret Clearance Required)

Job Description:

Are you an experienced Software Engineer looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment? Join our fast-growing team supporting leading Aerospace companies! If you are a highly motivated individual, a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine interest in technology, we have the perfect job for you!

Who is QuEST?

Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 70 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.

The Team

QuEST has a track record of scaling services for new customers. We are leveraging that expertise to build a new software engineering team for one of the largest defense contractors in the country. As a member of this team, you will be on the front lines helping establish the next big account for QuEST. Experienced managers in Delivery will be supporting you and the new team as we launch our unique Engineering Services model to help them deliver top notch aerospace and defense products.

The Role

We are seeking a full time Senior Software Engineer who will design, develop, implement, and maintain software solutions as required to meet the needs of our customers and achieve business goals. You will typically operate as part of a development project team, exercising autonomy as a unified group. You will work with other Software Engineers & Technical Leads to implement and review test plans, data, and reports to ensure product(s) complies with requirements. You may at times be involved with multiple projects across all phases of development, and as a result, you can expect plenty of variety and a well-rounded workload.

The customer is located in Marlborough, MA and while this role can be executed from anywhere in the United States, if you are not within driving distance of the customer facility, travel may be required to support on-site clearance-required work on occasion.

Our Culture

We just crossed the 23-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call intrapreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to swim, you have much opportunity. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.

Potential Job Functions

  • Develop/design software using C++ for mission systems supporting production and research & development

  • Responsibilities will span the software development lifecycle, including: requirements generation, system and software design and implementation, integration and test support

  • Adapt and integrate model based development principles

  • Work within a Scrum/Agile development environment with continuous integration

  • Interact with customers and transpose requirements into technical designs

  • Develop design documents, project documentation, release documents, and technical procedural documentation

  • Work within budgetary and schedule constraints

  • Present work to customers at Product Reviews

  • Interface with other QuEST departments to achieve cross functional goals

  • Contribute to scrum meetings, project kickoffs, etc.


The successful candidate is detail oriented and highly collaborative. There will be a significant amount of interaction with the customer’s teams. Listening to the customer’s issues and offering proactive solutions is critical to building a strong relationship with this new customer.

  • Must hold a minimum BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related degree, and 5+ years of development experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency C++ application development

  • Demonstrated core competency in model based development environment and tools (such as Rhapsody, Unified Modeling Language - UML) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles

  • Experience working with real-time operating systems (RTOS), embedded Linux, and embedded programming

  • Agile and DevOps software development experience

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new methods, techniques, and approaches

  • Demonstrated communication skills

  • Agile/DevOps Process Tools (e.g. Jira, git, Jenkins) experience

  • Preferred skills:

  • Processor/board architecture design

  • Experience with systems engineering design – Use Cases and SysML diagrams

  • Signal acquisition software

  • C++ SNMP

  • Work well in a team oriented, collaborative environment

  • Are meticulously detail oriented

  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!

Physical Requirements & Work Environment

  • Mostly office environments

  • Heavily regulated industries with strict adherence to procedures

  • US Citizen required with ability to obtain and maintain a Secret-level US DoD security clearance

  • Existing DoD Secret clearance or above is strongly preferred

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: United States, Preferred locations: Marlborough MA, Largo/Melbourne FL, Cincinnati OH, Austin/Dallas TX, Phoenix/Tucson AZ

Travel: Occasional travel to customer site for clearance-required components of development cycle

Compensation type: Full Time – Regular, Salaried

Reports to: Team Lead or Program Manager


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Job Type:

Full Time-Regular

Assignment Country:

United States

Total Years of Exp:

6 - 9

Education Type:

B.E/B.Tech/BS-Computer Science

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Experience Level:

Mid Level