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Sr. Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: SJS20181902-43963

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Based on specific objectives, contribute to the development, creation, and modification of spacecraft ground software applications. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Provides technical leadership to junior members of a development/test team.  Specific applications include tools for Spacecraft Command and Control, Telemetry Playback and Analysis, and Mission Database Development.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with internal customers from Systems Engineering, Flight Software Engineering, Integration & Test, Harness Engineering and Mission Operations in defining tool requirements, coordinating change requests, and in testing and approving software releases
  2. Perform software activities including design, development, integration, testing, documentation, troubleshooting, change control, release deployment and ongoing customer support
  3. Develop software applications using C/C++, Python, SQL, Java, HTML/CSS/JavaScript and XML, in Linux and Windows development environments

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Computer Science/Engineering or related & 4 years, or MS & 2 years.

Requires experience/skills in: C/C++, Python, SQL, Java, XML, HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Web Development, Linux and Windows Development

Prefer experience with Spacecraft Command & Control Tools, Including Telemetry Playback and Analysis, and/or Mission Database Development

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space