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Systems & Technology Research Senior Software Engineer - Space Systems in Woburn, Massachusetts

Space Command and Control (C2) program(s) are intended to consolidate tactical level command and control capabilities for Department of Defense space assets through use of a more streamlined operator workflow, to identify and monitor threats to U.S. space assets, and execute the appropriate courses of action. These programs will utilize agile development, leveraging COTS technologies to more quickly and responsively provide capability to the operators and decision makers.

The Role:

STR is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to support software development, test, integration, and deployment activities for Space C2 programs. The software engineer will work in an agile development team environment and work closely with government stakeholders, software users, and software vendors to deliver advanced C2 and Common Operation Picture capabilities. This position will offer the opportunity to perform multiple activities to include technical leadership, project planning, project initiation, design analyses, software development, and software testing, with the objective of transition of capability in a DevSecOps infrastructure, end user training, sustainment and fielding of capabilities in support of emerging end user requirements. The role will include the need to understand end user needs and requirements as they relate to the capabilities we deliver. Additional activities include working with microservice design, cybersecurity platforms, and documentation support. This position is within the System Development Division group, which works across such diverse areas as space, airborne, and undersea sensor systems and the C2 capabilities that enable them.


Who You Are:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Previous experience with command and control capability development in a relevant tactical DoD domain

  • Demonstrated expertise in integration of capabilities spanning disparate development platforms and languages in a DevSecOps infrastrcuture

  • Demonstrated expertise in Java, Python, Javascript, or C++

  • Experience with integration of complex software systems and formal software documentation

  • Ability to synthesize software solutions integrating capabilities from multiple COTS and Developmental software sources

  • A demonstrated ability to quickly adopt new languages, libraries, and technologies

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

Even Better:

  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Experience in delivering command and control capability in a DevSecOps environment in the space domain

  • Demonstrated experience in more than one of the languages listed above

  • Experience with any/all of the following:

  • Container/virtualization tools such as Docker

  • DevOps or CI/CD tools such as Gitlab

  • Agile software lifecycle methodologies and tools

  • Working-level knowledge of any/all of the following:

o DoD Open Mission System Standards

o DevSecOps

o Cybersecurity

  • Active Security Clearance

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws