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Senior Software Engineer / Back-End Developer with Security Clearance


This is a Contract position in Woburn, MA posted April 29, 2021.

Description STR’s Analytics Division builds state-of-the-art technologies to support analysts, decision makers, engineers, and other end users in the national security community. We are seeking an experienced software engineer to develop tools and systems that enable these users to transform data into actionable insights. As a Senior Software Engineer / Back-End Developer, you will join a cross-functional team tasked with implementing software solutions to challenging, high-impact problems. You will create infrastructure to process, store, and expose large and varied datasets that include imagery, structured and unstructured text, geospatial data, and more. You will work alongside algorithm developers and end users to deploy advanced analytic components on various compute platforms, including both on-prem and cloud environments. You will build, demonstrate, and transition systems to partner organizations. Requirements Who you are: * Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other engineering or scientific field * 5 years of experience in developing, deploying, or maintaining enterprise software solutions * Experience with object-oriented programming languages, Linux command line tools, and shell scripting * Knowledge of big data technology stacks, such as Spark, Hive, Hadoop, or similar * Experience managing data across relational SQL and NoSQL databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, Hive, Cassandra, S3, Redis, Elasticsearch, etc. * Experience in designing/developing platform components, such as caching, messaging, event processing, automation, transformation, and tooling frameworks * Track record of solving problems, debugging and analytical skills * Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance Even Better * Software team leadership experience, especially for distributed cross-functional teams * Experience deploying ETL processes and/or machine learning models into production * Proficiency with cloud platforms, such as AWS * Programming skills in CUDA * Familiarity with statistical and/or machine learning models * Active TS or TS/SCI security clearance Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us. STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work. We’re not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can’t do it alone, though – we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address. Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws