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Senior Principal Software Engineer (TS/SCI)

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/10/2020
  • Duration: direct hire
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The Role:

Department of Defense Top Secret / SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Our client has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Software Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense/intelligence services and systems. Our client's employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

*Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
*Performs duties across the software development life-cycle: concept, design, architecture, user experience, development, test, installation, operation and maintenance
*Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into a software architecture that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
*Applies and champions standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
*Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work; more often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work; assignments may be self-initiated
*Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments for self and teams
*Accountable to lead and manage the completion of major programs and projects
*Identifies and leads the execution of risk mitigation strategies
*Works on advanced applications that may result in new business and revenues for the company
*Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
*Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
*Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME)
*Travel may be required

*Experienced with software development processes, such as SAFe Agile
*Experienced in current software engineering concepts, principles, and theories
*Experience with software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
*Demonstrated ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods
*Demonstrated ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
*Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions; someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization
*Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
*Meta data and full-motion video experience

DevOps Engineering Skills
*Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline
*IntelliJ IDE
*Apache Nifi
*ELK Stack (ElasticSearch/Logstash/Kibana)

Back End Software Engineering Skills
*REST Service creation
*Message Brokers
*NoSQL Databases
*RDBMS Databases

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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