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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Software Engineer (Must have DHS Suitability)

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Herndon, VA
  •  R0008258

This software engineer position provides direct end user support to a critically important DHS regulatory office; monitoring and managing a currently deployed tool, and providing development support to a broader critical infrastructure protection program. This individual will provide subject matter expertise to the technical lead and program manager. The successful candidate will be experienced in web development, and be familiar with relational databases. Must also be proficient in using and integrating various open source and proprietary and COTS technologies. Occasionally they may be required to demonstrate current capability to customers and participate in design reviews.


Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions

Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software

Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems

Ensures software standards are met

Elicit, derive, and document software and/or system requirements to meet internal or external customer specifications

Define software/and or system architecture, design software modules, and produce associated documentation per corporate or customer standards

Write and test software modules and integrate with other software and/or hardware components


Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

Other duties as assigned


Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)

Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.

Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training


Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position


Requires a BS in Related Field.

3+ years of experience

Experience designing and developing software

Experience with JavaScript, Angular 2, jQuery, JSP, Java, J2EE, Maven, XML, SOAP, REST, JSON and web 2.0 technologies, agile development, GIT

**Must possess DHS Suitability and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance and, to work on programs sponsored by the DHS


  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement
  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.