Software Developer - San Diego - Secret Clearance

Ardalyst San Diego , CA 92101

Posted 5 days ago

Software Developer Onsite San Diego, CA - Secret Clearance

Who is Ardalyst?

Ardalysts primary goal is to help clients protect and expand their competitive edge to succeed in a highly competitive digital world. We have a passion for the work we do, working tirelessly to meet client needs and to make our industry smarter and more capable. By challenging common wisdom, sharing best practices and looking at problems differently, the Ardalyst team helps educate public and private institutions on how best to mature workforces, processes and technologies to thrive and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Ready to change the world? Are you an Ardalyst?

Ardalyst is a mashup of Ardent, meaning passionate and Catalyst, meaning change agent. To be an Ardalyst means to be passionate about creating and sustaining meaningful transformations. Ardalysts come from a wide variety of backgrounds and share a few additional things in common, such as being entrepreneurial, innovative, and focused on learning. Is this you?

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Software Developer to work onsite in San Diego, CA. In this role, you will be responsible for backend software development supporting data feed ingestion efforts. You will utilize Azkaban flows to retrieve data from external APIs or internal spreadsheets. You will work with a team to maintain data accuracy and be responsible for supporting and defining processes and methodologies, resolving complex technical issues or research problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create new data feeds using Azkaban flows to retrieve data from external APIs.
  • Convert data into JSON or CSV formats to be ingested into Splunk.
  • Create automated processes to routinely pull the most current dataset for each data feed.
  • Build new Splunk indices and write Golang converter code to extract data from formats such as Excel.
  • Follow the best development practices and insist on constant and continuous improvement.
  • Devise testing strategies and execute test plans effectively.

Required Skills

  • Ability to build new Splunk instances and maintain Splunk implementations.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, Puppet or Ruby.
  • Experience utilizing Azkaban opensource workflow manager.
  • Understanding of data structures and design of highly available systems.
  • Design enterprise architecture experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using Java or Python Linux, SQL and SPL (Splunk Search) languages.
  • Understanding Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
  • Familiarity with Golang general purpose opensource programming language.

Security Clearance Requirement

  • Candidates must possess an Active Secret Clearance (TS/SCI is preferred)


  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related fields or 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • 2 years of experience utilizing Azkaban opensource workflow manager.
  • 3+ years building Splunk instances and maintaining Splunk implementations.
  • 3+ years in Python, PowerShell, Java and SQL.
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.
  • Must have Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) IAT Level II certification.
  • Ability to work project tasks to completion with little to no supervision.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to work independently, prioritize and multi-task.


  • Competitive salary to commensurate with experience
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, as well as
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Monetary assistance with training and certifications

What Ardalyst Offers You

  • The chance to work with experienced technology entrepreneurs and world-class cyber operations experts who have successfully grown companies before.
  • Plenty of opportunities to learn as well as apply your talents and previous experience.
  • A fun and laid-back yet highly demanding work environment.
  • Awesome coworkers who care about their work and each other.


Ardalyst Federal, LLC is an EOE that empowers employees, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristicto meet and exceed customer expectations and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic work environment.

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