Polaris Alpha

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Software Developer

Software Developer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - Software Engineer
Security Clearance 
Required Top Secret/SCI
APG Aberdeen, MD - EOIR Office

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In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
• Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
• 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
• 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation programs

Job Description

Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Polaris Alpha is seeking a Software Developer to support on-going cyber research and development (R&D) efforts at one of the Army’s premier R&D Centers of Excellence, CERDEC I2WD, at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. This position includes opportunities to influence Army next generation cyber systems, including both modeling and simulation capabilities as well as defensive and offensive cyber systems.

The successful candidate, working with a team of experts, will support the analysis, research, development, test and evaluation of new technologies for current and future Army cyber systems, including capabilities such as the Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Situational Awareness Tactical Analytics Framework. The successful candidate will provide software development and systems engineering support to the Government, including developing enhancements of the cyber system(s), planning, monitoring and execution of demonstration/test events, as well as documenting plans/reports. The candidate should have strong programming skills and be prepared to learn as they are part of a small development team working in the fast-paced, cutting edge cyber domain.

Required Skills

• BS in Computer Science
• 3+ years of development experience
• Strong C++ foundations
• Linux experience
• Experience in system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data
• Experience in the development of test plans, test procedures, schedules, and reports for
laboratory and field tests/demonstrations

This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense Secret or TS/SCI level security clearance, which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

MS in Computer Science

• 5+ years of development experience on a DOD program
• C++ 11/14 experience
• Familiarity with Git/Webassembly/CMake/Network Programming
• Candidates with a history of research, previous publications, or contributions to major
open source efforts

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

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