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Systems & Technology Research Startup Software Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

STR is seeking a Startup 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.

We are seeking an Engineer with versatile skills in computer science, software architecture, algorithm design, and software development to help us advance the state of the art.

The ideal Software Engineer will be curious and motivated to work within a team structure to develop technical solutions in a rapid prototyping and results-driven environment. Our culture enables us to develop impactful technologies through collaborative teamwork, while maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and quality.

We encourage candidates who are comfortable jumping into new projects, including identifying key requirements, defining the solution / architecture, selecting the appropriate tools and technology stack for the job, prototyping, and implementing deliverable software and algorithms. Fluency in multiple high-level programming languages and proficiency in a Linux environment are a must. Experience with standard networking libraries, SQL/No-SQL databases, message queue technologies, and containers / virtual machine technologies such as Docker or QEMU is valuable. Strong candidates will also have experience with advanced algorithms and distributed systems.

We expect the tools and techniques we develop and deliver to meet high standards of quality, maintainability, and reuse. Therefore, experience with sound software engineering principles and software unit test methodologies is valuable.

Duties will include:

  • Architect novel software solutions that span research, development, and deployed production

  • Work in / lead small research teams to develop innovative software prototypes

  • Identify promising algorithmic approaches to open ended problems

  • Deliver high-quality software in a team environment

Requirements

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

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or a related field

  • Proficient in multiple high-level programming languages e.g., Python, C/C++, Scala, or Rust

  • Proficient building and deploying software

  • Motivated collaborator and effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Active Security Clearance

  • Understanding of computer and operating system architecture, such as file systems, memory/process/thread management, device drivers and/or loadable kernel modules

  • Experience developing research concepts from proposal through implementation and transition

  • Ability to ruthlessly manage scope and requirements on a multidisciplinary team

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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