Software Systems Engineer
Software Systems Engineer
About the Job
Our Client is a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.
Compensation, Benefits, and Culture – What’s in it for you?
- Excellent Pay
- Opportunity for hands-on mechanical design work as well as guiding and mentoring a large team
- Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, Dental insurance, 401k, accrued Paid Time Off, etc.
- Enthusiastic, bright, and talented individuals collaborating on ideas
This position is for a software systems engineer to lead mission computer upgrade activities on the International Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) projects for the Air Surveillance Command and Control (C2) Systems Department. Responsibilities include coordinating International AWACS tasks across the portfolio, regularly interfacing with the government to provide technical guidance, developing an in-depth understanding of the mission computing architecture of the International AWACS systems to assist in defining future modifications, and evaluating contractor development and test progress. Qualifications - External Key qualifications: - Experience with software-intensive systems and integration of hardware and software. - Ability to develop and maintain a trusted advisor relationship with supported program offices
Experience with technical and schedule risk evaluation of software development activities and development of mitigation strategies - Experience with software development and testing including evaluation of software defects, evaluation of software metrics, and evaluation of test processes and assessing compliance. - Experience with software source code analytics and evaluation tools. - Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, and briefing skills with experience working on multi-disciplinary teams. -
DoD Secret clearance. – Required
B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3 years experience. Desired Qualifications: - Familiarity with AWACS or other airborne BMC2 systems. - Familiarity with different software development methodologies (e.g., waterfall, agile, DevOps). - Experience with DoD programs through stages of development including design, implementation, and test. - M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3 years of experience. –
These skills are a plus:
Familiarity with AWACS or other airborne BMC2 systems. - Familiarity with different software development methodologies (e.g., waterfall, agile, DevOps). - Experience with DoD programs through stages of development including design, implementation, and test. - M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3 years of experience. - Experience with system and network security issues
It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.
Job Status: Contract/Temporary