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Systems & Technology Research Software Integration Lead Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR is hiring a Software Integration Lead 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 to develop innovative and complex software tools to aid cyber security research and operations. We seek a candidate who is self-driven with the ability to work within a team structure, serve as a leader/mentor, as well as work in an environment with rapidly evolving customer requirements. We have a culture that takes pride in developing impactful technologies through collaborative teamwork, while maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and quality.

The skills listed here are intended to better define proficiencies and experiences we seek in a candidate for this position. Applicants should be proficient coding in at least one (preferably more than one) high-level languages (C/C, Python and/or MATLAB) for building tools, applications and/or models of complex cyber physical systems. These software elements are often integrated together to operate as components of a larger networked distributed system. Therefore, a knowledge of networking protocols, and standard libraries (e.g. TCP/IP sockets) for network communications is valuable. Experience working with SQL/No-SQL databases and message queue technologies (e.g. ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ) is valuable. The software components are typically deployed in containers or virtual machines using technologies such as Docker or VirtualBox/QEMU.

Since our software technologies are focused towards cyber operations, an understanding of secure programing principles is important. 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 and integration testing tools and methodologies is valuable.

Duties will include;

  • Working as part of a small, focused team to architect, develop, implement, and test distributed applications using modular software design principles

  • Implementing composable software components in Python, C/C, and/or MATLAB software processing chains

  • Delivering quality software through the practice of unit-level and system-level tests and verification, as well as bug/issue tracking and resolution

  • Developing scalable integrated software systems using virtualization tools and networking/messaging technologies

  • Enabling ease and speed of deployment with use of automation scripts, software infrastructure management tools

  • Developing and testing integrated software systems to meet speed and scalability requirements.

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

  • Participating in laboratory and field tests to collect and analyze real-world data for software verification, validation, and improvement

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


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

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 10 years of experience (or an MS with 7 years)

  • Proficiency in C/C and Python/MATLAB

  • Proficient with virtualization technologies (e.g. Docker, QEMU), compiler technologies (e.g. GCC, Clang), software scripting and build automation tools (e.g. bash, make)

  • Experience with network communications frameworks (e.g. TCP/IP sockets)

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

Desired Skills:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Top Secret (TS) level

  • Understanding of signal processing, statistical analysis, electro-magnetics

  • Understanding of common software vulnerabilities, and secure programming principles

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