Roanoke, Virginia

Job Description

Alion is searching for qualified candidates to contribute to a software engineering effort involving development of software tools for evaluation, analysis, and verification of FPGA and ASIC digital designs. Many innovative solutions applying to DoD mission critical problems will be researched, developed, and deployed.  Ability to research a problem, interview key stakeholders to gather requirements, engineer solutions, and work as a part of a fast paced development team is required. Working knowledge of graph theory, familiarity with FPGA architectures, and performance optimization experience is beneficial.  This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET DoD security clearance.

This position will reside in Alion's Secure Computing and Communications Division in Roanoke, VA and requires a 5 day / 40 hour work week in a flexible work environment. Nestled in the mountains, Roanoke is approximately 3 hours southwest of Washington, D.C. and offers the benefits of a low cost of living, smaller city convenience, and is close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, and numerous rivers and lakes. The position also requires the ability to obtain a TOP SECRET DoD security clearance.  


  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineer, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • C++ software development within a Linux environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance


  • Experience with software development for DoD 
  • FPGA architecture familiarity
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool familiarity
  • GUI development
  • Graph-theory based algorithm development
  • Performance profiling and optimization experience
  • Python experience

Security Clearance: Secret

Roanoke, Virginia

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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