Zel Technologies
  • 25-Jul-2017 to 23-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Must have an active clearance to be considered for this position

Contingent     / Noncontingent  X  

Job Summary:

The Software Engineer provides software development support to DIA/ST/ATI-5C at Rockville, MD. They provide support for in-house technology development initiatives, including feasibility assessments of proposals and ongoing projects by other parties in government, academia, and industry. The Software Engineer aides in the development and implementation of:

  • Software in windows and Linux environments deciding on practical action;
  • Data aggregation,
  • Data exploitation
  • Sensor/system data modeling
  • Data analysis as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Process, exploit, analyze and report results from tests, demonstrations and evaluations to aide in determining sensor/system overall effectiveness.
  • Work with existing software (both COTS and GOTS) tied to sensor packages and payloads to address complex integration activities so as to resolve software and hardware interoperability and compatibility challenges.
  • Ability to work in multiple programming languages including but not limited to C, C++, JAVA, Python, JavaScript, C#. Client/server programming on both ends. Graphical User Interface development. Embedded programming in Linux and Arduino/C.
  • Support and participate in field tests and operational demonstration activities.
  • Position requires a thinker/innovator who when given a problem will brainstorm ideas, solicit input and when given approval to proceed will create solutions often as part of an integrated rapid prototyping team integrating computing, sensors, communications and programming to develop rapid prototype solutions.
  • Ability to create customized code to perform data harvesting, processing, exploitation and formatting. Includes ability to work code solutions which utilize data from multiple sites, sensors and/or data types.
  • Must be able to successfully work in high tempo environment creating efficient well documented and successful coding solutions resolving unique issues.
  • Participates in trade studies to solve technical problems and identify preferred solutions.
  • Participates in technical reviews to assess project progress from design through development and delivery.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to accomplish the ATl5 mission
  • Applicant must during, the life cycle of a project, be able to communicate clearly with clients in order to explain the progress and results of the work to them
  • Provide expert knowledge of application development.
  • Provide expertise in data publishing, automated data handling, data analysis, and evaluation techniques.
  • Provide support for Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and Standards.
  • Provide expertise metadata.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise in user access control for secure access to information systems.


  • Linux and Windows OS
  • C, C++, JAVA, Python, JavaScript, C#
  • Software Development
  • Application development
  • Software Testing
  • Databases (NoSQL, SQL)
  • JAVA and JAVA Script
  • Gitlab
  • Jenkins
  • Sun Coolstack Tomcat
  • Commercial Cloud Services
  • Ability to research technical issues
  • Ability to identify problems, communicate them to supervisor, and propose solutions
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Ability to write reports to present to management
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator   


  • Biosciences Experience
  • Custom algorithm development
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Big Data experience


  • BA/BS plus 5-8 years of experience
  • 9-12 years exp in lieu of degree


Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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