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Software Developer/Tester
Title:Software Developer/Tester
Division:Space Ground System Solutions
Location:Alexandria, VA

Position:                Software Developer/Tester

Labor Category:    Engineer 1

Location:               Alexandria, VA

DC Networks #:     391128



Space Ground System Solutions has a full-time opening for a Software Developer/Tester. The position will provide software development and test for integration and test applications used to design, develop, test and validate space vehicles and experiments in the Washington, DC area.


Minimum/General Experience:

New graduates to five (5) years’ experience with applicable college classes, internships and interests.



  • Experience with Linux or similar operating systems
  • Knowledge of industry practices, techniques, standards and proficiency with C, C++, JAVA and other high level languages.
  • Experience or classwork covering writing scripts (examples: shell scripting, PERL, etc.).
  • Experience or classwork covering software configuration management tools (examples: ClearCase, GIT, Mercurial, etc.).
  • Experience or classwork covering documenting test results for corrective actions
  • Experience or classwork covering interacting with databases (examples: Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, etc.).
  • Understanding of networking technology, TCP/IP and common internet application protocols.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Desire to work in the space industry developing satellite command and control systems for test and operations.      



  • System and Software level Integration and Test
  • C/C++/Linux RHEL software development
  • Design and implement software for a large scale command and control system
  • Create and execute integration and system tests and document test procedures
  • Troubleshoot and report software anomalies
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to changing requirements and schedules


Minimum Education:

At minimum, must have a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science/Engineering or Software Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent combination of formal education and experience.


Security Clearance:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must meet eligibility requirements associated with obtaining an active SECRET clearance
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements associated with access to classified information
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