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Systems & Technology Research Software Developer in Woburn, Massachusetts

This is a great opportunity for someone without a clearance or prior Defense industry experience to transition their career and be part of a stable and growing company while enjoying mentorship and career opportunities that grow your software development and testing skills.

Supporting Joint All-Domain Command and Control requires interoperability between a variety of military and intelligence subsystems. STR is part of a team implementing a novel solution to this problem, enabling ad-hoc subsystem connectivity through message level translations. There are numerous opportunities to apply this capability across the DoD on various platforms, at military exercises and for mission demonstrations.

We seek applicants with minimum 2-5 years of work experience who are proficient at programming in at least one (preferably more than one) high-level languages (e.g. C/C++, Python) for building software tools and distributed applications. We expect the software systems we develop and deliver to meet standards of quality, maintainability, and reuse. Therefore, experience with sound software engineering principles as well as software unit test tools and methodologies is valuable.

The Role:

STR is hiring a Software Developer to work in a small team on tasks including software design, development, unit and integration testing and documentation for mature software that will be used across multiple organizations. The Software Developer will write software with an eye toward architectural alignment of capabilities and will follow good coding hygiene by performing design and code reviews. The Software Developer will be responsible for delivering modular and extensible interface capabilities that will be used in experiments, demonstrations and operational systems. This position will offer the opportunity for technical leadership, project planning, design analysis, software development, software testing, end user training, sustainment and fielding of capabilities in support of emerging JADC2 and system requirements. The role will require the developer to interpret and understand end user requirements as they relate to the capabilities we deliver. This position is within the System Development Division group, which works across space, airborne, and undersea sensor systems and the C2 capabilities that enable them.


Who You Are:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 2-5 years of professional experience testing and integrating complex software systems, primarily focused on full stack or backend development, including associated documentation

  • Experience with software scripting and build automation tools (e.g. bash, make)

  • Comfortable updating and adding to a shared codebase within explicit and implicit architecture, coding philosophy and style guides

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

  • Ability to obtain a Security clearance

Even Better:

  • Previous experience with user-facing capability development in a relevant technical domain

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

  • Experience with git/Gitlab

  • Experience with compiler technologies

  • Experience deploying software on DoD program-of-record systems

  • Prior participation in an open source community

  • Demonstrated expertise in C90, Java, Python, bash and/or C++

  • Experience with Agile lifecycle methodologies and tools and/or a DevSecOps environment

  • 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