NCRC Lead Software Developer

in Patuxent River, MD

NCRC Lead Software Developer Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Job Location

    Patuxent River, MD 20653, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type


  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level


  • Travel


Job Description

OFFERING A $10k SIGN ON BONUS: BAE System is in search of a Lead Software Developer to lead one of our most complex programs. The candidate will support a program valued over $350M giving you the opportunity to lead one of BAE’s cornerstone cyber integration projects. We are looking for leader with exceptional communication, and interpersonal skills. The Lead Software Developer is a member of the Event Engineering Team (EET) and supports the Event Designer and Event Lead. The Lead Software Developer is responsible for leading the software development efforts for event environment design.


  • Serves as a core technical advisor to the program senior leadership team

  • Develops software and tools which will:

    • Create a realistic joint mission environment

    • Provide realistic cyber threat analysis and risk identification

    • Continuously improve the process of cyber range activities

    • Aid and inform the development, test, and evaluation capabilities of the cyber range complex

  • Provides technical leadership for day-to-day operation.

  • Responsible for providing planning, direction and coordination of all software development efforts. Designs, develops and oversees software and tools, including complex systems and systems design activities.

  • Ensures conversion of mission requirements into total systems solutions that account for design and technology maturity constraints of the system.

  • Supports design reviews; Maintains knowledge of current and developing technologies and design and analysis methodologies and develops models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development.

  • This position is responsible for technical performance, software and tool development costs, and schedules.

  • Advises management and customers on operations and research studies and applications, including technology assessments, schedule and budget development to complete projects and deliver results to customers.

  • Performs software tool development functions by doing one or more of the following:

    • Develop, allocate and manage complex system, hardware and software requirements.

    • Develop complex, safety critical, embedded control system designs and architectures.

    • Define hardware, software and programmable logic interfaces and functionality.

    • Prepare documentation for system designs and architectures in accordance with established systems development processes and procedures.

    • Perform system/product integration.

    • Verify and validate moderately complex aspects of systems designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.

    • Leverages agile software development techniques in a team environment

    • Produce technical documents, specifications and standards.

  • Work as part of a cross-discipline team executing technical tasks to cost and schedule targets.

  • Prepare and deliver basic customer and technical presentations. Candidates should possess strong communication skills both written and oral. Candidates should also demonstrate sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.

#NCRCPAXRequired Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in computer science, or a focus in computer and information sciences, information technology, management information systems, or a related discipline with corresponding experience and demonstrated mastery of relevant computer science and software engineering topics.

  • 2+ years of experience with cyber testing or training to include experience with defensive and offensive cyber tools and TTPs.

  • 2+ years of systems administration experience.

  • 3+ years of experience with software development and software engineering

  • Expert knowledge of: software development to include agile software development practices; programming languages; operating systems; networks; enterprise and consumer IT concepts, architectures, and systems (compute, network, storage).

  • Expert knowledge of PowerShell, bash scripting, python scripting, and C/C++ development.

  • Experience developing web applications using web development frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Flask, Angular, Bottle, jQuery, Meteor

  • Knowledge of one or more continuous integration tools such as Jenkins.

  • Knowledge of infrastructure configuration automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc.

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following MySQL, MariaDB, mongoDB, Postgres SQL, or no SQL
  • Knowledge of Networking protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, DNS,FTP.
  • Must have Top Secret Clearance with eligibility to obtain SCI.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Master’s degree with a focus in computer science, cyber security, information assurance, software engineering, or cyber operations.

  • 5+ years’ experience developing cyber range tools, including deployment automation, configuration automation, monitoring, and traffic generation.

  • Expert knowledge of defensive and offensive cyber tools and TTP.

  • Experience working with platform development, end-users (operators), and system developers.

  • Extensive and varied experience designing realistic terrain, including global gray and target environments.

  • Expert knowledge of Networking protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, DNS, FTP.

  • Experience developing user simulators, which generate network and application traffic to simulate realistic users.

  • Intermediate knowledge of software defined networking and network function virtualization (NFV).

  • Advanced knowledge of virtualization and containerization technologies such as VMWare, Docker, HyperV, Xen, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Expertise in building out complex enterprise infrastructures using various operating systems and services (e.g., AD, Exchange, DNS, DHCP, VPN, email, databases, IIS, Apache, etc.)

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $122870 - $208890

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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