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Software Engineer, Lead - 36201

Company: Alion Science and Technology
Location: Port Hueneme
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Alion is currently seeking self-motivated, talented Software Engineers to design, develop, and test command and control software for leading edge ISR, SDR, and EW DoD products. Candidates will be expected to integrate into our multi-disciplinary teams to provide best-in-class solutions and products to a diverse customer baseline with a demanding and intriguing technical problem space. From high-level, self-hosted User Interface software and networking down to low-level Operating System or bare-metal software/drivers running on System-on-a-Chip CPUs/FPGAs, Alion offers an array of software development opportunities at all layers of the stack for rapid prototypes, new product design, and fielded hardware that protect and support the American warfighter and our nation's interests.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all phases of software lifecycle, from requirements definition through design, development, integration, and test with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in various object-oriented and functional programming languages (e.g. Embedded C/C++, C/C++, C#, Java)
  • Proficient in common procedural/scripting languages and object definition files (Python, Bash, MATLAB, JavaScript, JSON, XML)
  • Apply state-of-the-art programming techniques, software design best practices, and software technologies
  • Analyze and modify software systems by reverse-engineering, architecting, coding, installing, testing, debugging, and documenting designs/APIs
  • Stand up development environment and platform application environment from scratch
  • Proficient in industry-standard software documentation methods such as user stories, UML, Agile and supporting tools such as Doxygen, Bamboo, JIRA
  • Guide customers and systems engineers in formulating software requirements, advise on alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies, as required
  • Prepare and communicate daily status information in accordance with required software development lifecycles
  • Independently derive requirements into actionable tasks
  • Follow all company policies and guidelines, including familiarity with company-wide software practices

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Systems or related discipline -OR- four 5-8) years demonstrated experience in full lifecycle software development to include requirements definition, design, development, peer reviews, unit testing, integration and test.
  • Five or more (5+) years combined experience in the following:
  • Software development in embedded C/C++
  • Object-oriented design and analysis
  • Authoring or coauthoring software documentation

  • Must be able to work alongside a diverse, multi-cultural team and demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation as needed.


  • Currently hold a U.S. security clearance
  • Experience in the DoD contractor space
  • Experience in leading junior software engineers
  • Strong background in embedded Linux kernels, filesystems, and custom device drivers
  • Experience with communications and networking libraries in embedded Linux (e.g. networking stacks, Protocol Buffers/Protobuf)
  • Passionate about protecting the American warfighter
  • Experience with RF communication links and/or radio systems.

Security Clearance: Secret

Keywords: Alion Science and Technology, Thousand Oaks , Software Engineer, Lead - 36201, Other , Port Hueneme, California

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