Job position at Metron, Reston, VA. Deadline is on

Systems Software Engineer

Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics

Job summary
Metron is an employee-owned company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for the most challenging national security problems. For over 35 years, our principled approach to problem-solving has yielded creative solutions at the intersection of advanced mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Our people are leaders in their technical fields and are passionate about solving challenging problems. We look for individuals who share this same passion and can apply their experience in real-world settings. 
Metron’s Reston team is looking for a Systems Engineer to help support integration and testing of one or more of Metron projects into larger systems. This person will work with Metron Senior Software Engineers, Systems Engineers from other companies, and government/customer representatives to support all phases of the effort, including architectural design, CI/CD process, build/install/test automation, deployment, scalability, and defect tracking and fixing. The successful candidate will have a primary interest is in high quality systems engineering. 
Job Responsibilities 
  • Support integration and testing on-site at integration facility 
  • Perform detailed problem analysis of anomalies discovered during integration and test execution, documenting anomalies, verifying corrections when implemented.  Work with development team to enhance ability to identify issues early and pinpoint causes, such as invalid data across an interface or service failures 
  • Architectural design for robustness, flexibility, fault-tolerance, and scalability 
  • Collaborate with Developers and understand testing requirements 
  • Improve our build, integration, test process 
Required Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in software or systems engineering or related work 
  • Container and container management experience (Docker, Podman, Kubernetes) and familiarity with cloud technologies 
  • Ability to read and understand code in order to debug issues and interpret log/error messages 
  • US Citizenship; selected individual must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance 

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with message brokers (such as Qpid, ActiveMQ, or Artemis) 
  • Experience with key/value stores (such as Consul or etcd) 
  • Experience with Ansible configuration and build tools such as Maven, Ant, or Gradle 
  • Experience with MongoDB and other databases 
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools like Jenkins build pipeline  
  • Basic math/physics skills and interest 
  • Ability to create architecture diagrams    
  • Documentation writing interest/experience 
Position Location: Reston, VA 
Perks and Benefits: 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Accompanying FSA and HSA options 
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • 9 Observed Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays  
  • Paid Parental Leave  
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Professional Development Reimbursement 
  • Annual Salary Reviews  
  • Profit Sharing  
  • 401(k) Traditional and Roth Options  
  • Gym and Fitness Reimbursement  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Employee Referral Program 
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