Polaris Alpha

  • Jr Software Engineer

    Location Lorton, VA - EOIR Office
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - Software Engineer
    Security Clearance
    Required Top Secret/SCI
  • Benefits

    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 Program

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha provides cutting edge solutions development based on the latest advances in open software design and integration. The company is best known for not only understanding our customers' needs, but also consistently exceeding their expectations. Polaris Alpha develops sophisticated data visualization, event analysis, pattern detection, mission planning and mobile software using net centric and enterprise architectures. With Polaris Alpha, no job is too large or too small. 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!

    This software engineer will be working on a video analytic framework that integrates cutting edge computer vision algorithms with emerging cloud services and technologies. We work with traditional data storage systems such as RDBMS and cloud storage with AWS service, Hadoop and Accumulo. This position requires adaptability, the ability to work in a team-oriented environment and willingness to learn.

    Duties Include:
    • Developing new features and fixing bugs
    • Integration with external systems
    • Helping technical writers with user manuals and design documentation
    • Evaluation and integration of computer vision algorithms
    • Data visualization of algorithm performance
    • Understanding reviewing, and analyzing customer requirements
    • Providing recommendations for new processes, techniques, system architectures, third party applications and operator interfaces

    Required Skills

    Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, computer science of physical sciences
    • Competence with the Java programming language
    • Communicating clearly and concisely in speech, writing, and code
    • Staying current with emerging analytic techniques and technologies
    • Identifying risks and problems without being prompted
    • Working with and helping others within a geographically dispersed team
    • Asking for help when necessary

    Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance

    Desired Skills

    • Experience with C, C++ and JavaScript
    • Experience using Bash for text and document processing
    • Experience using machine learning algorithms
    • Experience using Linux systems
    • Experience writing SQL queries
    • Experience using cloud-based data services
    • Experience with deep learning and convolutional neural networks

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting.

    EOE M/F/D/V
    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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