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Software Engineer

Metron's Reston team is seeking talented programmers with strong computer science, math, and/or physics backgrounds for complex and challenging projects. As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for writing backend infrastructure and frontend web applications for simulation and optimization software that incorporates probabilistic models of physical systems. Project teams range from 2 to 20 people and include a mix of Research Scientists and Software Engineers. Each team member is involved in the entire problem-solving process, from initial concept through data visualization and analysis, algorithm design, exploratory prototyping, software implementation, demonstration, and deployment. Roles within a team are flexible, giving employees space to contribute to their areas of strength, and to develop new skills. The ideal candidate has experience writing well-designed, maintainable, and extensible code. 

Metron is an employee-owned company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for the most challenging national security problems. For over 35 years, our principled approach to problem-solving has yielded creative solutions at the intersection of advanced mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Our people are leaders in their technical fields and are passionate about solving challenging problems. We look for individuals who share this same passion and can apply their experience in real-world settings.  

Make your application stand out by calling attention to your in-class and personal projects, and internship experience that highlight your object-oriented programming skills in Java, Python and/or C++. We also look for mostly A's and B's on transcripts, especially in math and computer science classes for those who have started and/or completed a degree in the last 2 years.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Math, or related field 
  • Java or TypeScript programming experience 
  • Familiarity with full-stack web application development in any frameworks/languages 
  • Ability to communicate design concepts and performance metrics clearly 
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED; Successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Spring Boot, React, Redux, WebGL and/or OpenGL 
  • Experience writing algorithmic code, including complexity analysis, performance optimization, and multithreading 
  • Math background including Probability/Statistics, Linear Algebra, Multivariate Calculus 
  • Experience designing and implementing user interfaces 

Position Location:  Reston, VA

*The selected individual(s) will be required to work from the Reston, VA office however we are flexible with our relocation timelines and will offer relocation assistance to the selected individual(s).

Perks and Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Accompanying FSA and HSA options 
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • 9 Observed Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays  
  • Paid Parental Leave  
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Reimbursement 
  • Annual Salary Reviews  
  • Profit Sharing  
  • 401(k) Traditional and Roth Options  
  • Gym and Fitness Reimbursement  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Employee Referral Program 

Pay Statement: We base compensation on the amount of years' of experience an individual has combined from academia and industry. The listed pay range is an estimate of potential salary. We welcome all interested candidates to apply and have the conversation with our Recruiting team to understand how we would count their individual amount of experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Metron takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

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