Riverside Research Institute

Software Engineer

Location US-VA-Centreville
ID 2024-3373
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

Job Description

Riverside Research is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to work in our Lexington, MA, or Centreville, VA office to help build of variety of cutting edge software applications to include satellite constellation planning, mission orchestiation, data fusion, data mining, and data discovery. We are searching for an experienced candidate that has worked in environments with good software cultures promoting best practices and processes. We seek a motivated and collaborative employee who will be comfortable working within a cohesive software development team. This candidate will help define architecture, plan out designs, write code to implement functionality, and maintain a software system that includes multiple services, components, and clients, including a web client and a client-server thick client.


Core Responsibilities

  • Full life-cycle software development participation, from feature conception and requirements generation to software architecture and design, implementation, build, deployment, testing, and support.
  • Areas of focus may include application architecture, software design, user-interface and experience, database management, client-side and server-side development, web application development, testing frameworks, and understanding and integrating with devops tools.
  • Collaborate with project manager and other development team members to continue to define and develop a robust, high-quality software system, with an eye for extensibility to leverage and display different types of data in the future.
  • Interact with stakeholders, customers, and users to understand operational strengths and weaknesses and help define roadmap and future focus areas for the software system.
  • On occasion, provide direct customer support and technical assistance to users of the software.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Secret Level security clearance with the ability to maintain a Top Secret/SCI  level Security Clearance.
  • Thorough knowledge of current best principles, practices, and procedures for design, development, implementation, deployment, and testing with respect to modern software applications and servers.
  • Ten years of professional programming experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work and professional experience that is documented and can be demonstrated.
  • Experience and expertise in modern software technologies, architectures, and frameworks that are used in web application stacks. Examples include: JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Spring, Hibernate, Angular, Node, Java, and Kotlin,.
  • Experience with database technologies related to modern software application stacks. Examples include Cassandra, MySQL, MSSQL, and MongoDB.
  • Experience with user interface and user experience design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with designing, building, and implementing REST API endpoints according to well-defined best practices.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated desire to grow and learn new technologies.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Active DoD Security Clearance at Top Secret/SCI  level Security Clearance.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in the areas of dependency injection, software services, and componentization of designs.
  • Strong experience in object-oriented design and implementation.
  • Strong experience in functional programming design and implementation.
  • Solid understanding of REST, web services, and web security.
  • Full stack development and architecture experience, including, but not limited to, web services, client-server communication, database modeling, microservices, containerization, user facing interfaces, and the frameworks related to these items.
  • Experience with Angular framework or similar and related JavaScript client-side libraries.
  • Experience with Spring framework, Kotlin, Python, and related client and server-side libraries.
  • Experience with different software development methodologies, including agile.
  • Experience with the tools that are used for managing software lifecycle processes such as JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo.
  • Experience with source control systems, such as Git, and related tools such as BitBucket, Fisheye, and Crucible.
  • Experience with Cassandra, MinIo, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, and Lucene.
  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and tools such as naïve-bayes, decision trees, neural networks, and TensorFlow.
  • Familiarity with natural language processing libraries and tools (crewAI and LangChain is a plus).
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of clients’ timelines and budgets.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in the areas user interface and user experience design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing directly with customers in a productive and iterative fashion.

Global Comp

$140,000 - $165,000 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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