Herndon, Virginia

SNC has an immediate need for an experienced C++ software developer to help create, enhance, and deploy algorithms for a maritime-navigation software system. This developer will work closely with the lead engineer and other team members to successfully deliver features requested by the customer.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST



  • Develop C++ code that implements complex algorithms for a maritime navigation system

  • Use Model-Based Systems Engineering to create and modify models of the system

  • Help develop the data access layer for the system

  • Help manage and configure the system as deployed to the AWS cloud

  • Understand the existing software to be able to upgrade, improve, document, and test it

  • Help design, plan, implement, document, and test new features

  • Interact with other team members who are working on the algorithms and data processing

  • Follow the Agile development process

  • Create specifications, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities

  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with customer quality, cost and schedule requirements

  • Ensure that all specifications, designs and developments adhere to company/program standards and customer requirements


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Very strong experience with C++

  • Experience with AI / Machine Learning

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering

  • Experience with Git source control

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with AWS

  • An active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Experience with scripting languages like Python

  • Experience with CI/CD tools like Jenkins


This position requires current/active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Herndon, Virginia

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