Entry to Mid-Level Software Engineer (TS/SCI with Polygraph Required)

Software Engineering Columbia, Maryland


A day in the life:  

As a Software Engineer on this team, you must be skilled and self-motivated to develop cutting-edge geospatial analysis, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), and visualization microservices to support mission-focused systems.  You will design, implement, and maintain scalable and performant Java-based microservices that interact with both relational and NoSQL databases.  Your work will contribute to enhancing the capabilities of our geospatial data processing and visualization tools, enabling better decision-making for mission-critical applications.    

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:   

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and understand requirements. 
  • Design and develop Java microservices with a focus on geospatial data processing, visualization and analysis.
  • Implement and maintain scalable and high-performance solutions. 
  • Work with external APIs and libraries to integrate geospatial functionality into services. 

Key Technologies include:  Java/Spring, Linux/Windows, ElasticSearch, MySQL/PostgreSQL, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker        

What you bring to the table:  

  • A Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.  Four (4) additional years of experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. 
  • Experience working with Java
  • Understanding of microservices architecture and design principles
  • Familiarity with relational and NoSQL databases and their interactions. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Effective communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • A TS/SCI with Polygraph level of clearance

Bonus Skills:       

  • Experience with geospatial libraries and tools (ie GDAL, GeoTools)
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS
  • Exposure to containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with version control systems (eg Git)      

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.