Polaris Alpha

  • Senior 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, a Parsons Company 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 Senior Software Developer(s) to join our Streaming Analytics Prototype team. This Developer will be working with a small prototyping solutions within a distributed streaming analytic framework. Work will be focused within the IBM InfoSphere Streams platform employing the agile methodology. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and individual contributor capable of managing and executing development activities with minimal oversight. Must also be able to present ongoing activities and findings to senior technical leadership; realigning expectations or objectives as needed.

    Required Skills

    • Four years in increasingly complex and progressive experience as a SWE in performing systems analysis, development, and implementation of software systems, to include the development and design of application software for prototyping, production, and architecture products
    • Six years in the DoD/IC in performing systems analysis, development, and implementation of software systems, to include the development and design of application software for prototyping, production, and architecture products
    • Experience including software management, design, development, flow analysis, detailed design data flow diagrams, structure charts, and PDL’s for each module of the software system
    • Four years of experience in five of the following specializations: UNIX or Windows Software Development, Programming Languages (C, C++, Java, Perl), Object Oriented Design, Graphical User Interface, Database Management, Communication Protocols/Networks, Database Development (OO or Relational), Web Technologies (JavaScript, XML, J2EE), Business Object Modeling, Systems Interfacing
    • Agile or SW Prototype Development
    • Four years’ experience developing in C++ or Java
    • One year experience decomposing analytical problems into stateless components ideal for conversion to run in the streaming paradigm
    • Experience with the following technologies and areas: C++, Python, Perl, Snort, and UNIX/Linux. Requires good communication skills and ability to work hand-in-hand with analysts.
    • Cyber experience within DoD and/or Intelligence Community preferred but not required
    • Knowledge and understanding of security policies regarding the handling of classified material

    Government Security Clearance w Poly required
    Six (6) years’ experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

    Desired Skills

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university desired

    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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