Senior Software Engineer

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


Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA)

SSDS is the key integration and control element of the SSDS ICS for Carriers and Amphibious ships.


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-thru 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 Sr. Software Engineer to be a key contributor in maintaining legacy combat readiness and producing world-class software. The right engineer has 10+ years’ experience developing SSDS real-time software, is impact-focused, demonstrates strong leadership potential, and is passionate about ensuring development processes adhere to stringent company and customer guidelines.


  • Test, Analyze, and Fix legacy SSDS software trouble reports.
  • Review Specification Change Notices (SCNs) for new SSDS software for accuracy in reflecting interface requirements, compatibility with existing architecture and requirements, and clarity.
  • Develop new combat system software based on requirements, and lead/participate in code reviews
  • Provide recommendations for technical approach to the customer and to the team,
  • Mentor junior engineers in SSDS software architecture, data models, data flow, and critical message timing
  • Document and demonstrate solutions via text, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Understand business needs and know how to create the tools to manage them and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • 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.
  • 10+ years of experience as a software developer
  • Experience in surface Navy combat system development
  • Experience with Ship Self Defense System (SSDS)
  • Experience object-­oriented languages and application of S.O.L.I.D principles
  • Experience collaborating with complex production systems
  • Production-focused, results-oriented. Ability to evaluate requirement scope
  • Seeking leadership opportunities
  • High comprehension 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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