Computer Science: Algorithms, Engineering and Technology: Engineering, Mathematics
4 Year Degree
Areté Associates, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. Our Chantilly, VA office has an immediate opening for a Scientific Software Systems Engineer reporting to the Program Manager, Scientific Computing.This is an exempt non-supervisory full-time position which can reside in Chantilly, VA or Northridge, CA.
The successful candidate will be part of a team developing and delivering solutions critical to national security in the areas of remote sensing, signal processing, physics-based modeling and data analysis.
Includes tracking of capability due dates, software delivery due dates, and formal community test dates; Maintenance of schedule for internal staff and customer reference
Includes interaction with developers and product users to develop formal requirements, attendance at community working group meetings, email communication, participation in writing Requests for Change (RFCs), and maintenance of internal and external requirements documentation
Product format management
Includes participation in community working group meetings, solicitation of input from internal developers regarding product content, modification of governing product specification documents, email communication, and maintenance of internal and external format documentation
Product testing/quality assurance activities
External responsibilities include participating in community test events, addressing external questions, following up on external observations of product issues, tracking DRs, and communicating details of reported issues back to the team
Internal responsibilities include working with developers to establish appropriate internal test procedures, developing automated tests when appropriate, coordinating testers for manual review, tracking identified issues, and communicating details of issues to the developers
Software development process management
External responsibilities include working with external integrators to establish delivery timelines and requirements, and to communicate software operation needs
Internal responsibilities include working closely with software leads to develop schedules, conducting code configuration management, documenting delivery descriptions/release notes, and produce final delivery packages (including all required documentation artifacts)
Areté Associates offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package. U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Please submit your resume on-line at: http://www.arete.com.
Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact Arete Associates Human Resources Representative.
Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, or mathematics
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Capacity to work independently, in a team, and within an external community with minimal supervision
Proven capability to comprehend and represent technical product specifications, software capabilities, and/or algorithm descriptions
U.S. Citizenship and ability to acquire a security clearance
Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Python
Experience with configuration management and development tools such as GitLab, Bitbucket, Jira
Proficiency with Microsoft Project
Experience with Amazon Web Services and/or cloud computing
Experience with Agile development processes
An active security clearance
About Arete Associates
Areté Associates is an advanced science and engineering company that provides innovative solutions to the most challenging technical problems faced by the United States Defense and Intelligence agencies. Our name, derived from the Greek word areté, means the achievement of maximum performance, the pursuit of excellence. Since our founding in 1976, Areté Associates has enjoyed a continuous increase in both revenue and profitability and has earned a well-deserved reputation for the quality and innovation of the solutions that we provide to our customers. Areté currently has over 250 employees in seven locations and actively recruits like-minded professionals to join our growing team.