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R&D Software Engineering Scientist R23705

Please Note: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST be a US Citizen and apply through the ARL Workday website.

Job Details:


  • Design and develop high performance, systems-based distributed software in C++ for advanced signal processing algorithms, control, health and status monitoring and graphical human interface components compiled and running in Linux.
  • Incrementally test, troubleshoot and verify the software and its performance through test automation at the unit level and system level.
  • Design and develop test automation for all aspects of the system including unit level and system level tests consistent with Agile and CI/CD principles.
  • Document the design and implementation thoroughly and clearly and document and address issues.
  • Provide technical assistance to end users and participate in reviews.
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other related discipline.
  • Three years of experience in a software development work.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C++ software development in Linux.
  • Thorough understanding of object-oriented programming concepts, data structures/design patterns/algorithm performance analysis.
  • Experience with Linux and open source software tools for creation, testing, version control and documenting development code.
  • Experience with multi-threaded software development and debugging.
  • Experience with distributed software models and microservices.
  • Experience with TCP/IP TCP/UDP Socket programming in Linux.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex software systems.
  • Possess working-level understanding of Linux operating systems and administration.
Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Able to work under pressure and accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance.
US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience in C++ software development in Linux.
  • Experience with database and web front-end and back-end designs.
  • Experience with design of complex software modules in object oriented structures.
  • Experience with multi-threaded software development and debugging.
  • Experience with distributed software models.
  • Experience with TCP/IP TCP/UDP Socket programming in Linux.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex software systems.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and Agile processes.
  • Experience with container-based implementations.
  • Ability to work in a team using version control software for configuration management and bug tracking.
  • Familiarity with network-based system partitioning and protocols.
  • Eligibility for immediate access to classified information.

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.
Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required.  Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.
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UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:  
·    100% employer-paid basic medical coverage 
·    Retirement contributions  
·    Paid vacation and sick time 
·    Paid holidays 
Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website  to learn more about the total benefits offered.

Salary Range


Working Conditions

  • Standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Some weekend, evening and holiday work
  • Possible interstate/intrastate travel

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest
  • Unofficial college transcripts