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The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.
APL has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Software Engineer.
The Software Engineer will be an integral member of a six person software development team that builds state of the art – real time applications used for a long running, mission critical US Navy shipboard data collection program.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all phases of software application development from requirements gathering through final release and life cycle maintenance. The candidate must have experience developing applications using Java, JavaFX, and RMI technologies. The candidate will be responsible for updating the existing code base as well as designing, developing, and coding new applications. Must participate in design reviews, code reviews, and generate test plans to ensure quality of code. Will be responsible for identifying gaps in requirements and clarifying them with the customer.
The candidate must be able to work both independently and tightly coupled with the team in an agile environment. The candidate must have good problem solving techniques and a deep understanding of the Java programming language. The candidate should be well versed in software development and testing tools such as Subversion for version control, bug tracking tools, performance and system monitoring tools, debugging tools and strategies. The candidate will be expected to be disciplined in using the project defined coding conventions and interface documentation techniques.
The candidate will work closely with the system architects when creating parts of the applications to make sure it meets the desired goals. The candidate will be responsible for fully testing their own code before checking it into the repository as well full system regression testing often to ensure their code is functioning properly.
-Work as integral member of the software development team to implement new functionality within the existing code base.
- Create new standalone applications and toolsets as needed.
Reporting and documenting
- Review and iterate software requirements with the customer and team
- Report to the program manager on weekly progress.
- Participate and present system design information at program design reviews.
- Create formal interface documentation and document code as needed.
- Unit test new or updated code.
- Regression test full system capabilities.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement
At least four years of experience in Java software application development
Understanding of software development process
Linux systems operation experience
User Interface development experience including JavaFX
Experience developing interfaces using RMI
Demonstrated success working independently and as part of a team, and interacting cooperatively with people to solve problems effectively
Experience with collaborative bug tracking systems
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Current possession of an active Department of Defense security clearance
Experience with Software Requirements Analysis
Experience with automated software test tools
Experience with system and application performance monitoring tools
Familiarity with Unix network configuration
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
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