Cybersecurity Software Engineer, Entry to Mid-Level

Manassas, VA 20110

Posted: 09/12/2023 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 241258

Job Description

Cybersecurity Software Engineer, Entry to Mid-Level 

On-site in Manassas, VA

6-month contract-to-hire


Seeking an entry or mid-level software engineer to join a team responsible for developing cybersecurity software for the US Navy. This team is responsible for software development and integration of systems supporting the cybersecurity posture of the US Navy. This position utilizes a Linux environment to execute high-level language development using Java, C++, and Python, as well as operating-system/Infrastructure-as-Code development such as Kickstart files, Ansible, and Bash. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in learning new technologies quickly, maximizing the potential of any new technology, and thinking critically about the needs of the warfighter. Successful candidates will possess a trained eye for detail, will be reliable, and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Develop new software components in Java, C, C++, and Python to meet program needs
  • Integrate COTS tools, including open-source products and API-driven integration efforts
  • Containerize existing applications and deploy them using a tool like Docker or Podman
  • Build multi-tier software solutions, including database design and integration, identification and authentication, and data capture
  • Perform thorough unit testing of software components to prepare for integration in a larger system
  • Conduct software component integration to ensure end-to-end system functionality prior to formal testing
  • Participate in various technical and program meetings on a weekly basis
  • Research, identify, and evaluate new technologies for adoption by the Navy

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, including configuration management, good coding practices, and experience in writing, testing, and deploying production-quality software
  • Software development experience using Java (JAVAFX), Spring, C/C++, Python, and other languages in a Linux environment
  • Knowledge of and experience using Linux (basic OS comprehension and basic shell scripting), preferably Red Hat or derivatives
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies on Linux OS (Docker, Podman, k8s, RKE2)
  • Experience with open-source software and custom software, as well as integration between software applications using middle tier integration and data-driven models
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices
  • Technical problem-solving ability for large and complex software systems

Desired Skills:
  • Analytical and innovative outlook on software and systems
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices
  • Knowledge of Agile/DevOps methodologies
  • Knowledge of Docker/Podman containers
  • Knowledge of data-driven software application
  • Distributed, system-of-system experience
  • Knowledge and experience using virtual machine platforms
  • Basic knowledge of networking in Linux
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