Software Developer

STR Arlington , VA 22204

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Sensors Division at STR focuses on technology development for advanced sensor systems, particularly in the areas of airborne/surface-based radar, electronic warfare, underwater acoustics, hyperspectral imaging, and EO/IR sensing. Within this role, we perform work on full system prototypes, experiment campaigns and technology component development. Particular development roles within the Sensors Division include RF analog/digital hardware, acoustic hardware, signal processing algorithms, machine learning algorithms, tracking/fusion, as well as real-time embedded processor implementation.

The Advanced Architectures and Algorithms (AAA) Group within the Sensors Division develops advanced signal processing and waveforms, machine learning, tracking/fusion algorithms, and resource management algorithms for next-generation ground-based, airborne, and space-based radar systems and EO/IR systems. We implement and deploy these algorithms onto prototype demonstration systems as well as operational systems. The group’s main customer focus is on Air Force and DARPA research programs.

The AAA Group is seeking a Software Engineer to join high-performing teams transforming advanced concepts and algorithms into software implementations for prototypes and operational systems. You will work with scientists and engineers to design and implement algorithmic solutions to challenging national security problems. You will be responsible for enhancing the software architecture required to implement advanced algorithms in real-time hardware. You will also contribute to the development of engineer-facing tools and processes to facilitate long-term software development.


  • Working as part of a small, focused team to implement and test real-time applications featuring open architecture software principles
  • Implementing real-time systems in C/C++ from verified algorithms written in higher-level languages such as Matlab.
  • Testing software compliance within the given open architecture infrastructure


  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Object oriented programming skills in C/C++
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and/or Python as well as other higher-level languages
  • Experience using source code management (Git, Subversion)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level
  • 2+ years of programming experience, particularly with open architecture systems
  • Experience with radar or EO/IR systems
  • Software development tools including continuous build, unit testing frameworks, static and dynamic code analysis
  • Experience with algorithm optimization for real time systems, especially radar or remote sensing


STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us. Visit us at for more info.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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