An opportunity exists within the Patriot Fielded Systems and Validation Department in Tewksbury, Massachusetts with the Patriot Multi Echelon Training (PMET) & Patriot Maintenance Trainers (PMT) Software Development team. Patriot is the world’s pre-eminent air defense system, and we are currently developing Patriot training software in support of new system capabilities. Successful candidates will work with a team of software and systems engineers to develop and test these new capabilities. We strive for technical excellence by drawing upon a diverse workforce whose knowledge base covers the complete spectrum of modern languages and computing platforms. Job Description: Successful candidates will be an integral part of the PMET & PMT software team, and will be involved in development, integration, test and user support of a Windows-based, first person military training simulation used to train maintenance procedures for the Patriot Fielded System. The deliverable PMET & PMT products provide a mix of virtual and mocked up simulators to be used in a classroom setting. The candidate shall be able to contribute to the entire software life cycle of Requirements, Design, Code, Unit Test, Integration and System Test. The candidate shall also be able to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems with solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives. They shall work under only general direction and independently determine and develop approaches to solutions. The job requires a well-disciplined engineer who is able to thrive in a dynamic environment and is able to work well in a team. Ability to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance is required. Job Responsibilities: Convert software requirements and specifications into logical design artifacts, development of software code, unit testing of code, and analysis of software defects Maintain, debug and fix problems with Patriot PMET & PMT applications Support generation of documentation to include: software design artifacts, requirements documentation and problem reports Determine failure root cause, develop, design and implement solutions Analyze system performance vs. technical requirements, research and make Software/Systems improvement recommendations Support to integration efforts, for which travel may be required Some off-hours activity software development and test facilities will be necessary Will work on all phases of Software development lifecycle, tools, and methodologies Basic Qualifications: C++ and C# programming language skills Minimum of 6 years software development experience This position requires the ability to obtain a US government Secret Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US citizen are able to obtain a security clearance. Bachelors Degree or Better in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Software Engineering or other related engineering discipline. Desired Qualifications : Proven experience with software development techniques and tools (e.g., Clearcase and Resharper) Proven experience with C++ and C# software languages Proven experience with software development on Windows Ability to operate complex test equipment Demonstrated experience with hardware and related software/hardware interfaces Demonstrated ability to investigate, resolve and track hardware/software interactions and complex problems and follow through to resolution Demonstrated ability to implement requirements from design through integration Ability to recommend improvements of processes, systems, and/or products Leadership Skills Ability to provide guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within the job area. This position can be a Salary Grade G09 (Sr Software Engineer II) or G10 (Principal Software Engineer ) based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position . All these job responsibilities are to be executed in harmony with Employer’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct policy which sets the standard by which we operate and how we treat others. Keywords: C++, C#, programming, clearance, software development, gaming Business Unit Profile Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security. ******
Employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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