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Software Developer
Title:Software Developer
Division:Space Ground System Solutions
Location:Washington, DC


Space Ground System Solutions has a full-time opening for a junior-level Software EngineerThe position is responsible for designing, implementing, integrating and validating software used to command and control on-orbit satellites and payloads.  The position is located at a Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Field Site in Welcome, MD.


General Experience:

Two (2) to five (5) years of software engineering/development experience using C/C++ in a Linux environment.



  • 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 writing scripts (examples: shell scripting, Python, etc.)
  • Experience using software configuration management tools (examples: git, Mercurial, etc.).
  • Experience documenting test results for corrective actions
  • Experience interacting with databases (examples: MySQL, MariaDB, 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     


Position Responsibilities:

  • C/C++/Linux RHEL software development
  • Design and implement software for a large-scale command and control system
  • Troubleshoot and report software anomalies
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to changing requirements and schedules


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Engineering or other Software Engineering field from an accredited university or equivalent combination of formal education and experience.


Security Clearance:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • An active DoD Secret clearance is desired, but not required.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements associated with obtaining an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements associated with access to classified information.

If this position requires a government clearance, the applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for accessing classified information.


If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact the Operations Coordinator at 719-219-7472 or


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