Software Engineering Manager - Up to 80% Telework (TS/SCI with Polygraph Required)

Software Engineering Annapolis Junction, Maryland


A little about us:      

At Red Alpha, we are pioneers in shaping the digital landscape through cutting-edge cloud engineering solutions. Our dedicated Cloud Engineering Team is at the forefront of revolutionizing how businesses harness the power of cloud technology to drive innovation, scalability, and efficiency. If you're excited about pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the cloud space and enjoy a workplace that values both professionalism and a sense of fun, we'd love to welcome you to our team!                      
Our mission is to empower organizations with robust, secure, scalable cloud solutions that accelerate their digital transformation journey. We strive to be the catalyst for businesses looking to leverage the full potential of cloud computing, enabling them to stay agile, competitive, and future-ready.                      
Our Cloud Engineering Team comprises seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in architecting, deploying, and optimizing cloud infrastructures. From public and private cloud solutions to hybrid environments, we specialize in tailoring cloud strategies that align with our client's unique needs and business objectives.                      

A day in the life:                    

We are pleased to present an innovative prospect for a Software Engineering Manager, offering the chance to spearhead a dynamic and prominently featured project and assume leadership of a compact, yet exceptionally skilled team, all while accommodating a flexible telework schedule of up to four days a week.     

This development effort encompasses a comprehensive full-stack architecture with a substantial emphasis on Java and Python, predominantly hosted within the AWS environment, until it transitions to a higher-security environment.  However, it is important to note that this role primarily focuses on Python in support of the DevOps team. It entails close collaboration with the customer to ensure on-time project delivery, while also encompassing a crucial front-end component.    
Did we already mention this position offers up to 80% telework?    

What you bring to the table:  

All of our cloud engineers need the following skills:                        
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.               
  • Proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or similar role.               
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Oracle, or Google Cloud.               
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues.               
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.                 
For this particular role, you will also need:                        
  • 12+ years of relevant software engineering experience including 8+ years working with Java or Python
    Prior experience leading a complex development project.
  • 5+ years of experience in encryption with a deep understanding of key management
  • 3+ years of experience with REST APIs
  • AWS experience
  • React.JS experience
  • Containerization and Kubernetes experience
  • Gitlab/DevOps experience
  • Deep understanding of Agile methodology
  • Must be an effective team member with strong communication skills and the ability to follow through, stay motivated, and collaborate with all team members
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and partner with virtual teams
  • Basic Understanding of cryptographic solutions.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required OR 4 years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be accepted in lieu of a degree
  • An active US Government TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph                     
 These are important skills to have, but not necessarily mandatory:         
  •  Understanding of distributed systems          
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.