Application/ Software Developer, Lead – 36111

Alion Science and Technology Corporation
April 9, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


With more than 80 years of experience engineering science and technology solutions to support national security, Alion supports clients with big ideas and real solutions.

Position Description

Working as part of the Development Teams for the development, testing and sustainment of an Air Force Weapon System and the components / sensors in a SAFe Agile environment.  Will work closely with the System Integration Lab (SIL) engineers, as well as network engineers, and testers to complete Product Increments for the program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineers and implements software solutions by developing new code and integrating Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), Commercial of the Shelf Software (COTS), and Government of the Shelf Software (GOTS)
  • Leads multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of software, for host based and network sensors and data analysis platforms
  • Collaborates with system operators, system maintainers, engineers, application programmers, Product Owners, configuration managers, technical writers, and other stakeholders to mature requirements
  • Writes, updates, and maintains computer programs, software packages, and user documentation
  • Develops computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information
  • Develops software for collecting and analyzing data from remote network sensors and host-based security tools
  • Utilizes stakeholder feedback and system testing to obtain information on system capabilities and limitations
  • Leads development and incorporation of unit and integration tests into a CI/CD pipeline to validate software quality
  • Works in parallel and support QA/testing as needed
  • Works as part of a cross-functional teams that follows Scrum Agile practices

Requirements and Education:

  • Software developing (programing) Experience
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Experience
  • GIT Experience
  • Experience with two or more programming/scripting Languages or technologies: JavaScript, Angular 2-8, TypeScript, Ansible, Kubernetes, Python 2/3, Helm, Docker, Bash, HTML, CSS, SCSS
  • Experience with databases and servers: Apache, MongoDB, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, SQL
  • Understand Networking Principles (TCP/IP)
  • 8570/8140 compliant: IAT II (required within 6 months)
  • Clearance: NACI with ability to obtain Secret Clearance


  • Familiarization with Bitbucket, Jira, SonarQube, GitLab, Nexus, Bro/Zeek, Suricata, and Moloch
  • DevSecOps Experience
  • HS w/10-15 years’ experience
  • BS w/ 8-10 years’ experience
  • MS w/ 5-7 years’ experience
  • PhD 2/ 3-5 years’ experience


  • Certification 8570/8140 IAT II (required within 6 months)

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience



Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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