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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Software Engineer I

  •  Posted 16 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Herndon, VA
  •  R0013616
  •  Security Clearance Required

We are seeking a talented Software Engineer with experience in modern Android Development. The candidate should be familiar with software engineering process and development. Experience developing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Desktops applications using JavaFX and Python are desirable, but not mandatory. Developers should be able to take a task and given specific requirements, implement modules/applications on time and correctly with limited supervision. SNC is always pushing the envelope on new technologies so developers need to be able to stay current on the latest development techniques and industry standards and implement them in accordance with the guidance provided by project leads.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST


Essential Functions

  • Writing source code to develop and test Android applications

  • Devise, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, work instructions, and specific customer requirements

  • In collaboration with Senior Engineers, be able to support the development of specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities

  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews

  • Initiate and execute engineering design and development activities consistent with customer quality, cost and schedule requirements

  • Execute work schedule in accordance with Program Manager and Tech Lead guidance


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related discipline and typically 0-2 years of relevant experience

  • Experience designing, and developing, mobile application(s) for Android phones

  • Experience developing testable code in a test-driven Engineering environment

  • Experience with Java or Kotlin

  • Ability to work with moderate supervision on projects involving both small and large teams

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, face-paced environment

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Associate Android Developer Certification

  • Active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC