Software Engineer (Multiple Levels - TS/SCI with Poly Required)

Software Engineering Various, Virginia


A day in the life:       

As a Software Engineer on this mission critical contract, you will support work leveraging open-source technologies, AWS cloud compute, services and infrastructure and machine-learning to automate tasks and provide insight for the Department of Defense.  You will join a tactical team of software, systems and reverse engineers on a program which employs innovative strategies and at-the-edge tradecraft to support the collection infrastructure of the client.  You will have the opportunity and freedom to apply creative techniques to meet the objectives of data capture, processing, and storage optimization.  You will work alongside systems engineers and full stack developers to develop a fully scalable enterprise solution which can support large streaming data sets and an optimized ETL workflow.   


What you bring to the table:       

  • Development experience with Scripting and/or OOPs languages - Bash, Python, Java, C++, Ruby, GoLang, R, etc.
  • Development experience with web communication and data standards and structures - JSON, XML, ProtoBuf, Parquet, etc.
  • Experience working with queries for structured and unstructured data repositories - SQL, DSL, etc.
  • Working knowledge of network traffic, web protocols and standards - TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry best practices for Agile software development, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Experience in a similar work environment using the technologies described above.
  • Any combination of the following acceptable criteria will be considered for work experience equivalence and evaluated on a case-by-case basis:  Professional work experience history; Relevant technical certifications; Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a related field in technical/scientific discipline; Graduate degree in a related field or discipline; Doctorate in a related field or discipline
  • An active US Government TS/SCI security clearance with a Polygraph

Bonus Skills:       

  • AWS Cloud development and infrastructure management
  • DevOps strategies - e.g. Software development build automation, CI/CD pipelines, etc.
  • Programming experience using Public Key Infrastructure security authentication


Why Red Alpha?       

Every day, our elite customers are pushing through "the grind" to defeat the enemy, even putting their lives on the line for our freedom. Rise to the occasion with us to deliver engineering excellence, to match their dedication to this nation. Join us as we bring digital transformation to the fight.       
Some of our perks and benefits:       
  • You can retire sooner rather than planned: Get closer to retirement with up to 12% in 401k contributions.
  • You can have a career AND a life: Enjoy up to 5 weeks of leave (25 days of personal time off) and 11 paid floating holidays.
  • You can stay at your best: As a member, we'll pay 100% of your premiums for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. We'll also pay the majority of the premiums for your family.
  • Free access to a fully equipped state of the art gym!
  • $300 per year in company branded merchandise (Under Armour, Nike, Carhartt, YETI, etc.)
  • Fun events throughout the year including a holiday gala, whisky tastings, fall festivals, happy hours, and more.