Software Engineer

Job Locations US-OH-Dayton
Information Technology
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate seeks an exceptionally qualified Senior Software Engineer to join a mission-focused team that maintains applications, services, microservices, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and support services. The effort requires the maintenance and enhancement of an application and underlying services/microservices’ application’s current capability while identifying future capability needs and eliminating overlaps. The team will continuously improve sustainment and development in order to reinvest resources to provide new capabilities and improve the effectiveness, quality, and robustness of the underlying technology. Our applications are focused on intelligence analysis and collection management directly supporting intelligence analysts and operators across the intelligence community and Combatant Commands. The Software Engineer serves as the technical lead of multiple software development efforts. Selects the software development processes in coordination with the customer and system engineering. Recommends new technologies and processes for complex software projects. Ensures quality control of all developed and modified software. Oversees programming and testing responsibilities and monitors performance. Designs or implements complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints. Perform quality control on team products. Confers with users, system engineers, and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces. Develops software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confers with users or system engineers; analyzes systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigates problem areas. Modifies existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance. Designs, develops and modifies software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. Designs or implements complex database or data repository interfaces/queries Coordinates software system installation and monitors equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met. Implements recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards. Develops and executes test procedures for software components.


  • Develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements
  • Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of COTS/GOTS in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components
  • Designs, implements, and integrates software applications or performs software engineering tasks
  • Utilizes software engineering and design methodologies appropriate to the development, integration, and production environment
  • Ensures efficient delivery of software engineering capabilities using industry standards and repeatable processes
  • Mitigates risks, controls costs and schedule variance, and effectively manages large scale, integrated software projects
  • Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results
  • Participate in DevSecOps processes and practice principles during all design phases
  • Participates in developing and delivering training as requested by the government to support applications
  • Analyze current in-use technology utilized and develop steps and processes to improve and expand upon them


  • Clearance: TS/SCI
  • Polygraph: current Counterintelligence (CI) polygraph
  • Must be DoD 8570 compliant at IA Technical (IAT)/IA Management (IAM) Level 2
  • Experience working on a development team under DoD/DIA DevSecOps process
  • Understanding of Oracle and/or CENTOS based architecture
  • Must be analytical and effectively able to prioritize needs, requirements, and other issues.
  • Required Education and Experience
    • High School Diploma/ GED 16
    • Associates Degree 14
    • Bachelors’ Degree 12
    • Masters’ Degree 10
    • PhD 8

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, or computer science and twelve years of comparable work experience.
  • Desired skills include up to ten or more years of program/application operations experience.
  • Prefer candidates who have experience in the Intelligence Community.
  • Prospective candidates should have strong risk management skills, excellent communication, teamwork and conflict management skills.

Equal employment opportunity employer:
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Illuminate is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.



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