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Software Engineer II

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Herndon
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented Software Engineer with experience in modern Android Development with a strong background in software engineering process and development. Experience developing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Desktops applications using JavaFX and Python are desirable, but not mandatory. Developers must be able to take a task and given specific requirements, implement modules/applications on time and correctly. SNC is always pushing the envelope on new technologies so developers need to be able to stay current on the latest development techniques and industry standards and implement them in accordance with the guidance provided by project leads.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST


Essential Functions

  • Writing source code to develop and test Android applications

  • Devise, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, work instructions, and specific customer requirements

  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities

  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews

  • Initiate and execute engineering design and development activities consistent with customer quality, cost and schedule requirements

  • Provide estimates of labor hours and material dollars required to accomplish design and development activities

  • Execute work schedule in accordance with Program Manager and Tech Lead guidance


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related discipline and typically 3 or more years of relevant experience

  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering mobile application(s) for Android phones

  • Experience developing testable code in a test-driven Engineering environment

  • Experience with Java and Kotlin

  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large teams

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, face-paced environment

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Associate Android Developer Certification

  • Active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Germantown , Software Engineer II, Other , Herndon, Maryland

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