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Software Developer

Software Developer

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Software Developer

Clearance: None

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Software Developer to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. Software Developer will use a combination of technical analysis, modeling, simulation, emulation, prototype development, and flight evaluation to develop new communication systems and evaluate and predict their performance under expected conditions.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.


  • This position is for a Software Engineer with extensive experience in software design, development, integration, testing and analysis in order to build network protocols for tactical systems.
    Developer should thrive in a rapid-prototyping environment with fast design-debug cycles.
  • C++ is the primary language for development.
  • A strong background in software development of IP routing protocols as well as multicast, and socket programming is required.
  • Development experience in a native Linux environment is required.
  • Experience running tests utilizing the Common Open Research Emulator is required.
  • Experience in network protocol design, network performance monitoring

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years Protocol Design
  • 5 years C/C++ Programming
  • 5 years Development experience on a Linux platform
  • 5 years Network programming
  • 5 years Software Design/Development
  • 5 years Software development of networking protocols
  • 3 years Experience running tests utilizing the Common Open Research Emulator

Nice to Have:

  • Military/DoD Wireless Communications
  • Radio Communications Concepts (software-defined radios, MAC, physical layer, RF
  • Network modeling and simulation using NS3
  • Radio communications concepts (software-de?ned radios, MAC, physical layer, RF)
  • Linux kernel networking and Linux OS networking con?guration experience is preferred.

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.


This position is VIRTUAL. The candidate can work remotely but they MUST live within 100 miles of Lexington so that they can come into the organization if necessary for the needs of the program. The onsite work will NOT be regular.

Travel: None

An interim clearance is sufficient for the start of this position. An active clearance is highly preferred!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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