Senior Software Support Specialist

Pittsfield, MA

Posted: 08/01/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 230087


Bachelor of Science degree or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is REQUIRED at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Our Client has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  Our Clients employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of software
Participates in internal review of software components and systems
Receives general instructions and guidance from immediate supervisor and works on problems with defined scope, schedule and expectations
Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
Generally works within an identified work group and responsible for resolution of problems and issues of moderate scope and complexity
May provide work direction to other employees as a technical lead
Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause project delays or require the allocation of additional resources
Collaborates with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering department 
May work with organizations outside engineering or with external customers
Builds stable working relationships internally 
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Keeps abreast of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements 

• Professional and experienced understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and skilled at applying technical standards
• Solid knowledge of the software development process
• Solid ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle ever increasing responsibility and assignments with growing complexity 
• Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction 
• Exercises independent judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
• Solid ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
• Solid knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting
• Ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master solid decision-making skills
• Skilled at learning and applying company policies and procedures to resolve more complex issues
• Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Solid written and verbal communications skills
• Solid ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
• Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
• Solid ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products


C++/Java or other OO Language
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