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Systems & Technology Research Software Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR is hiring a Software Engineer to be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies with significant and immediate impact on our national security. We believe that each employee has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that are essential to providing our customers with innovative solutions.

This position offers a unique opportunity for a creative individual to develop software tools to aid cyber security research and operations. We seek a candidate who is motivated to work within a team structure, and an environment with technically challenging customer requirements. We have a culture that takes pride in developing impactful technologies through collaborative teamwork, while maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and quality.

We seek candidates 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. Experience with standard networking libraries SQL/No-SQL databases and message queue technologies (e.g. ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ) is valuable. Familiarity with containers or virtual machine technologies such as Docker or QEMU is valuable. 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.

Duties will include:

  • Working as part of a small team to design, develop, and test software applications and tools, in languages such as C/C and/or Python

  • Ensuring software quality through the practice of unit-level and system-level tests and verification

  • Integrating software components using networking/messaging technologies

  • Packaging software for easy of configuration control, delivery and deployment

  • Communicating technical foundations of software designs and implementations through reports and presentations

Requirements

  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5 years of experience (or MS and 3 years)

  • Proficiency in C/C and Python

  • Familiarity with x86 Assembly Language, Operating Systems Internals, such as file systems/IO, memory management, device drivers, threading, compiler technologies (e.g. GCC, LLVM)

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

  • Applied skills using collaborative source code management and software engineering tools (Git, Subversion, Gitlab)

Desired Skills:

  • Active Security Clearance at the TS level

  • Understanding of common software vulnerabilities, and secure programming principles

  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. Docker, QEMU), network communications frameworks (e.g. TCP/IP sockets), unit test frameworks

  • Familiarity with static and dynamic analysis

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 appassist@stresearch.com 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

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