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Software Architect 

Category Engineering  

The Sensors Division 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 at 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.

STR is hiring a senior Software Architect who will be responsible for leading requirements analysis, design, development and operation of applications with attention to security, scalability, performance, availability and cost/revenue optimization. The Architect will have expertise and leadership working with leadership, management, development and operations staff to architect innovative solutions that meet customer requirements with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, and reliability, implementation schedules and adherence to architectural goals and principles.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead requirements analysis, design, development and operation of applications
  • Management of the development team's day-to-day execution including developing and integrating the development schedule and cost with the program plan, the team may include both STR and subcontractors.
  • Ensure that the team follows software development best practices to develop high quality code
  • Interface with other system leads, customers, and other development contractors
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • A minimum of 8+ years demonstrating engineering leadership experience with proven track record
  • Skilled at leading and directing the activities of large development teams
  • Management experience including cost/schedule status reporting, and metrics reporting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with customers and program management effectively and professionally
  • Agile Development Experience working with the ScrumMaster and Product Owner to plan and execute sprints
  • Development experience in C, C++, Python using a Linux development environment
  • Working with devOps and test engineers to define a Continuous Integration Pipeline, automate nightly builds, and run automated unit and system tests

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level
  • Experience with RF, Radar, or Underwater Acoustic systems
  • Background in Math, Physics, or Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded systems development experience

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (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.

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.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is 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 name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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