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Software Engineer

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 engineer to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. The group specializes in advanced network and communications systems development, with a focus on tactical mobile, military airborne networks of the future. The group uses 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.

What You’ll Do:

This position is for a Software Engineer with extensive experience in software design, development, integration, testing, and analysis in order to build networked applications and network protocols for tactical systems. Developer should thrive in a rapid-prototyping environment with fast design-debug cycles

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of Experience with OMS (open mission systems) and UCI (universal command and control interface)
  • 2 years of Experience with Link 16 and MIL-STD-6016
  • 10 years of Networking Applications and Protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, NTP, DHCP, SSH, FTP, and HTTP/S.
  • 10 years of C/C++ Programming
  • 10 years of Development experience on a Linux platform
  • 10 years of Java Development
  • 10 years of Scripting Languages: Perl, Python, Shell Scripting, Powershell.

Working Knowledge of the Following:

  • Python, C/C++, and/or Java are the primary languages for development. Candidates who have strong skills in 2 out of 3 languages are preferred.
  • Experience with Link 16 and MIL-STD-6016 is required
  • Experience with the UCI message standard
  • A strong background in software development of network protocols such as IP routing, multicast, transport layer protocols, and socket programming is required. 
  • Development experience in a native Linux environment is required. Linux kernel networking and Linux OS networking configuration experience are preferred

And These Skills are a Bonus:

  • Additional experience in message-oriented and distributed systems is preferred.
  • Experience in military or DoD wireless communications
  • Experience in network modeling and simulation using tools such as EMANE, CORE, OPNET, NS3
  • Experience in network protocol design, network performance monitoring
  • Experience in modern DevOps procedures using git, ansible, packaging, CI/CD tools
  • Experience in radio communications concepts (software-defined radios, MAC, physical layer, RF)

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.

Location: Lexington, MA

Work Schedule: The candidate should expect to be onsite 3 days/week. Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Travel: None

Clearance: Interim clearance is sufficient for start.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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