Polaris Alpha

  • Junior Cloud Software Engineer

    Location Annapolis Junction, MD
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - Software Engineer
    Security Clearance
    TS\SCI Full Scope Poly
  • 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 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, a Parsons Company is conducting a search for a Cloud Software Engineer to help shape the future of Cyber Analytic development. Do you enjoy rapid prototype development? Are you a developer tired of the status quo who wants to make a difference in a computer network defense (CND) mission? If so, we have an opportunity that you may be interested in. We have an opening for a rapid prototype developer with a focus on Windows development in the Fort Meade, MD area.

    We’re looking for someone to work directly in an operations organization on an innovation-focused development team helping to ensure our customers' world-class CND capabilities stay ahead of the curve. You'll work directly on improving Windows and Unix based collection and analysis tools, including generating and contributing your own innovative ideas, to revolutionize the analysis capabilities of our customer.

    In this role, you will develop or modify existing software to satisfy critical mission needs in a rapid timeframe (within minutes to a week), develop new analyst ideas into prototypes in short periods of time (1-10 days), and come up with innovative new solutions to solve mission needs. You will enjoy both the pressure and benefits of rapid development, as well as the near-immediate feedback on the software developed.

    Required Skills

    • At least four years of general experience in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution.
    • At least one year of experience developing software with high level languages such as Java, C, C++.
    • Demonstrated work experience with distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as HBase, Cloud Base/Accumulo, Big Table, etc., as well as one year of experience with the Map Reduce programming model, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.
    • Demonstrated work experience with Source Code Management {e.g. Git, Stash, or Subversion, etc.).
    • Demonstrated verbal and communication skills.
    • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain or currently possess Top Secret SCI Poly clearance

    Desired Skills

    • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mathematics or a related discipline may be substituted for four years of general experience.
    • A Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline, may be substituted for an additional two years of general experience.

    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.

    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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