Sr. Software Engineer – Combat Systems

PMAT Inc. is searching for Sr. Software Engineer to join our team of talented IT professionals in support of Surface Navy combat system programs. 

AEGIS and Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Combat Systems

The Aegis and SSDS are the Navy’s two primary combat systems capable of over-the-horizon support and Battle Group defense. The Command & Control elements of Navy combat systems are open architecture software-intensive systems that integrate the available sensors, weapons, and networks on each platform and across a netted force, managing detect-through engagement capability for Air, Surface, Undersea, Strike, and Command and Control Warfare, including Naval Self-Defense, and support secondary mission areas, such as Mobility, Amphibious Warfare, and Fleet Support Operations (e.g., Search and Rescue).

PMAT is seeking a Software Engineer to be a key contributor in maintaining legacy combat readiness and producing world-class software.  You will be a critical member of a highly experienced platform and framework engineering team partnering with designers, developers, and end users to deliver secure, high-performance, real-time, requirements driven software solutions

The right engineer has 5+ years’ experience developing real-time software, preferably with SSDS, Aegisor similar experience.  The right candidate is impact-focused, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is passionate about ensuring development processes adhere to stringent company and customer guidelines.


Role Responsibilities:

• Develop bleeding edge software solutions employing modern DevSecOps tools and methodologies utilizing a SOA and microservices approach

• Develop low-latency, real-time software based on detailed specifications

• Understand the interface requirements between existing combat system software modules and new modules under development

• Develop test procedures and perform unit-level tests demonstrating that requirements have been met

• Integrate developed software modules with other combat system elements and perform integration tests

• Test, Analyze, and Fix software trouble reports from test results

• Review Specification Change Notices (SCNs) for new SSDS software for accuracy in reflecting interface requirements, compatibility with existing architecture and requirements, and clarity.

• Mentor engineers working adjacent software modules on the interface and run-time requirements of the modules you are developing (become an expert for that portion of the combat system)

• Prepare peer code reviews for developed software

• Work collaboratively with others to achieve goals, be a persistent, creative problem solver, and stay on the leading edge of development practices



• Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline – Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent technical degree, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and work experience.

• 5+ years of experience as a software developer

• Experience in surface Navy combat system development is desired

• Experience with Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) is desired

• Experience with object-oriented languages and application of S.O.L.I.D principles

• Experience collaborating with complex production systems

• Production-focused, results-oriented.

• Seeking leadership opportunities

• Understanding of software architecture, requirements driven design, and test/behavior-driven development


Highly desired experience:

• Experience working with remote infrastructures and technologies

• Experience with Continuous Integration/ Deployment (CI/CD) processes

• Experience working in an enterprise environment with agile software development methodologies

• Experience in SOA/microservice applications

• Experience with containerization

• Experience working in an agile environment

• Experience with some of the following, or similar, technologies and languages:

• C/C++, Java, Python, ADA, or other OO language  

• cQL, SQL, DDL, DQL, DCL, and other data processing methods.

• REST systems and/or architecture; OpenAPI

• Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, Git, Artifactory

• JSON, XML, YAML Preferred



• US Citizenship required

• Ability to obtain a SECRET or higher security clearance

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