Polaris Alpha

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Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Security Clearance 
Preferred Top Secret/SCI
Schriever AFB, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

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

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”) provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The Company has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.

This position is an Enterprise Applications software engineer in the Space Operations Department. Tasks will focus on the development and enhancement of Enterprise Application Software related to Space Situational Awareness and/or Space Battle Management Command and Control activity using Java based solutions. The software development activities involve designing and implementing operationally-relevant solutions to the SSA and/or BMC2 enterprise applications for threat awareness and decision making purposes. You will have the opportunity to participate in the design and development of a real-world, cutting edge space systems which are changing how the Space community is doing business.

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a technical discipline with a minimum 4 years of experience in software engineering. Relevant domain experience may be accepted in place of degree.
• Java/JEE development experience
• Knowledge of XML schemas and associated tools
• Experience with object-oriented analysis and design techniques
• Experience designing and implementing Service Oriented Architectures and related technologies
• Experience developing SOAP and RESTful web services
• Experience with Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools (e.g. Subversion, Maven and Git)
• Experience written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and distributed team environment
• Must be a US citizen

Desired Skills

• Top Secret clearance with DCID eligibility
• Experience with C and/or FORTRAN
• Experience with integration containers and ESB related technologies (OSGi, Active MQ, AMQP, Camel, CXF)
• Experience with Security technologies (PKI, SSL)
• Experience with application server deployment and runtime environment (Weblogic, JBoss, Tomcat)
• Knowledge of Space operations, SSA and C2 systems
• Experience with web technologies (HTML5, Javascript, AngularJS, etc.)

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Polaris Alpha and its Companies are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

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