Software Program Lead


Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity to provide team leadership and use your experience in interfacing & controlling hardware with software, such as virtual simulation devices & controllers, or as with robotic engineering software controls, too meet the challenges that the software team solves.

We are seeking an experienced Software Program Lead to work on Department of Defense (DoD) Virtual Simulation Training contracts in the Orlando FL area, near OIA. Your contributions on the Common Driver Trainer (CDT) program safely delivers driver training for life threatening conditions, ultimately saving lives through well trained vehicle operators.

Job Summary

In this role you will work closely with the Program Manager and Chief Architect to oversee all program software development to compose, enhance, debug, deliver and document all major CDT components and procedures. You will lead a team of up to 10-15+ software engineers through all aspects of the software development lifecycle including scope and work estimation, code and unit test, hardware and software integration.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead team in agile processes and SecDevOps best practices, including sprint planning & execution
  • Communicating software progress in Agile and/or Waterfall processes with all stakeholders
  • Work closely with other engineers, hardware, test, production to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development
  • Resolve roadblocks for the development team, working collaboratively with the Product Owner, technical leadership, and other engineers

Basic Qualifications
  • Must have 3+ years C++ and JAVA experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 12 years of software engineering experience or a Masters with 10 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and management to include presentation and experience discussing resources
  • Experience leading teams building real time software, e.g., where results must calculate at 60/30/15 Hz frame rates or the results are thrown out.
  • Experience building software products that integrate directly into/with newly designed hardware.
  • Experience serving as a technical lead with a large software development team (15-20 developers) comprised of smaller, product focused teams.
  • Experience in Agile Development, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) methodologies and DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Git, Confluence
  • Experience delivering an entire piece of a system or application
  • Proficiency with multiple operating systems (Windows, LINUX, etc.)

Expected Qualifications
  • Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques.
  • Deep understanding of software design patterns
  • Must be able to work well in a distributed, remote team as well as working directly on simulation system hardware when necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work to a predetermined sprint schedule and to specific customer requirements.
  • Ability to execute in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, JUnit & Selenium
  • Experience with deploying software to disconnected, networked target hardware
  • Experience developing and delivering modern software, including virtual machines.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification (e.g. Certified SAFe Agilist) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Current cybersecurity, cloud, and network product certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCNE, AWS)
  • Active DoD security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Software Development

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