Sr. Software-Systems Engineer at Innovative Defense Technologies

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Job Description:


Background Information:

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DoD), is seeking a Sr. Software-Systems Engineer to be based in Huntsville, AL. This individual will work with a fast-paced team of mission-focused engineers to solve some of the DoD's toughest challenges. Initiative, creativity, reliability, and efficient teamwork will be required to successfully deliver innovative solutions in this dynamic customer space.


The selected Sr. Software-Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing IDT's automated test and analysis for tactical systems and subsystems supporting DoD missile defense platforms such as THAAD, IBCS, and AEGIS-BMD. Prior experience with analysis, development, and test processes of complex systems is beneficial.The primary responsibilities will include the development of project integration solutions and analysis capabilities. This individual will work with software engineers, system architects, integration engineers, and subject matter experts to deliver end-to-end mission solutions.

Sr. Software-Systems Engineer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, defining system functionality, and writing code in various languages, like C++, Python, Java, TypeScript. The ideal candidate is familiar with the software development life cycle (SDLC) from preliminary system analysis to tests and deployment, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and system engineering processes and methodologies.

All applicants must currently possess an active U.S. Security Clearance

Responsibilities Include:

  • DoD Air and Surface Warfare related software design, development, and analysis

  • Execute full SDLC

  • Model/code testing algorithms in C++, Python, JavaScript, and Java

  • Integrate software components into a complex software development environment

  • Implement documented design including coding and testing while adhering to coding standards

  • Participate and provide feedback in design reviews and code reviews

  • Develop automated software analysis solutions for Aegis test events

  • Interface with customers for technical and programmatic requirements

  • Oversee relevant aspects of project lifecycle from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design, testing, and implementation phases for projects

  • Contribute to Systems Integration practice

  • Assist with the integration of new applications as they are added to the tactical environment

  • Create and implement interface following MBSE approach

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in engineering

  • Bachelor's Degree in software engineering, computer science, or related field

Required Skills:

  • Ability to develop software in C++ and other programming languages like and Java, JavaScript, or Python [at least two]

  • Understanding of the SDLC

  • Familiarity with SQL and relational (MS-SQL, Oracle, Postgres, etc.) databases

  • Ability to lead the logical systematic conversion of program requirements into solution that acknowledge technical and cost constraints

  • Familiarity with distributed systemsand software design patterns

  • Ability to read and interpret technical models including SysML Activity Diagrams, UML Class Diagrams, or Requirement Models

  • Familiarity with Agile development processes

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

Preferred Skills:

  • DoD Air and Surface Warfare software development domain knowledge and experience

  • System integration and test experience for complex software applications

  • Hands-on experience with Java/J2EE and object-oriented programming

  • Experience programming in Java, C++, JavaScript, Python, and database design [all]

  • Proficiency working with different SW development tools (Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, and Nexus, Git etc.)

  • Experience with distributed systems, algorithms, and software design patterns

  • Understanding of MBSE

  • Experience analyzing IBCS data

  • Systems integration and test experience for tactical applications (IBCS, THAAD, PATRIOT, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience in deploying and maintaining applications in a mission critical operational environment

  • Experience with software testing, configuration management, and test automation

  • Experience using MagicDraw/Cameo

  • Experience using architecture framework like DoDAF/UPDM/UAF


  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate ambiguous situations

  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

  • Ability to work closely with Program Managers and Chief Engineers to document, manage and communicate systems and software requirements

  • Attention to detail

  • Initiative, creativity, reliability, teamwork

  • Strong organization and planning skills

  • Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive

EEO Statement:

IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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