Riverside Research Institute

Senior Software Engineer

Location US-OH-Fairborn
ID 2024-3346
Software Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

The Riverside Research Software Applications Team (SWAT) is seeking a full-time TS/SCI cleared senior software engineer for developing, integrating, and deploying software applications. Experience with Scrum (or similar agile software development methodologies), as well as familiarity with continuous integration/continuous testing/continuous delivery processes and tools, is essential.  Candidates must be technically proficient and have real-word experience devising practical and sustainable solutions.  

The SWAT is an innovative team of experienced software professionals who develop and deploy valuable (i.e., useful, usable, used) and desirable software solutions at the speed of relevancy.  Our mission is to collaborate with customers to identify and overcome their challenges through transparent communication, creative ideation, and experienced prototyping and deployment.  We believe in a culture built on smart work, trust, autonomy, and a healthy work-life balance.  Our core values are commitment, growth, and resourcefulness. We use the proven practices of design thinking, rapid prototyping, and agile practices to address market demand and maximize user adoption.  Our developers are experienced in a multitude of languages, libraries, frameworks, off-the-shelf products, environments, processes, and policies.  Successful members typically have personality traits including patience, perseverance, and professionalism.  If you are familiar with Working Genius, we are looking for individuals who get energy from Tenacity and Enablement (i.e., Working Genius is T&E).

If our mission and work culture resonate with you, we invite you to apply.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship.


  • Design, build, containerize, and test software applications
  • Design and define API specifications for high performance, scalability, and availability
  • Code, debug, test and support utilities, tools, and frameworks to support the application development process
  • Document test cases, expected test results, test data requirements, and collaborate with testing teams and business partners to resolve testing problems
  • Configure build pipelines, perform static and dynamic security analysis, and store build artifacts including container images and deployment scripts in artifact repositories
  • Perform continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Identify and research issues with applications and recommend/implement solutions
  • Perform research on the state-of-the-art and applicability of software solutions
  • Other duties as assigned as pertains to software development


  • Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or other major field of study (equivalent relevant experience considered in lieu of degree)
  • 10 or more years of experience in developing full-stack applications
  • 10 or more years of experience in at least one major programming language (i.e., Java, Python, C#/C++, JavaScript)
  • Experience with designing, creating, and consuming REST APIs and documenting using Swagger and OpenAPI specification
  • Experience with Linux/Unix
  • Experience performing CI/CD and using applications like GitLab, Jenkins, Docker, and Nexus 3
  • Experience building OCI compliant container images
  • Experience working on deployment environments including virtual machines
  • Experience performing agile software development
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible team player able to work independently with minimal daily direction; effective/efficient written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and interact with technically and organizationally diverse personnel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or other major field of study
  • Experience using container orchestration applications including Kubernetes
  • Experience with graph databases
  • Experience in implementing artificial intelligence services
  • Experience working/developing in multi-domain, multi-cloud, hybrid-cloud environments
  • Experience deploying applications on SIPRNet and JWICS
  • Experience testing code/applications using current best practices and tools
  • Experience working with cloud environments like AWS and/or Azure
  • Scrum training/certification from Scrum Alliance
  • Security+ training/certification CompTIA


Global Comp

$113,000- $170,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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