Advanced Software Developer

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted: 10/02/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 230321

Title: Advanced Software Developer

Clearance: Top Secret preferred

Location: Scottsdale AZ

Duration: 6-12 months



Pivotal Engineering is looking for a Software Engineer (DSP) in Scottsdale, AZ. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems. We prefer someone with experience in DSP associated with SIGINT/COMINT/ELINT and Electronic Warfare systems design, test and verification.


Candidates should have experience with:
  • Virtual Machine and Container technology and concepts
  • Fluency in C/C++, Python, and Java
  • Experience in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment environment (DEVOPS) in a open source tool chain environment
  • Agile Development Methodologies
  • Proficient with embedded Linux and Windows
  • Development of DSP algorithms
  • Modeling in MATLAB


This position requires the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance within an acceptable timeframe, with acceptable timing determined by manager. Ideally, the candidate will have a current Department of Defense TS/SCI - SI/TK clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


In this role you will:
  • Develop embedded software for a Tactical RF system
  • Develop micro service based applications
  • Integrate 3rd applications into a micro service framework
  • Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
  • Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
  • Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex software and architectures
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Participates in internal review of software components and systems
  • Receives little instruction on day-to-day work
  • Independently determines approach to solutions
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Contributes and accountable to the completion of major programs and projects
  • Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse problems and issues of broad scope and complexity
  • Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees and teams
  • Works collaboratively with field application engineers to resolve complex customer support issues
  • Frequently works with organizations outside engineering or with external customers
  • Builds stable working relationships internally



  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a fully proficient understanding of software engineering concepts, principles and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • Capable of working on problems of diverse scope requiring extensive analysis of data and evaluation of a multitude of factors
  • Demonstrates fully proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Fully proficient knowledge of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles and theories
  • Fully proficient knowledge of other related engineering and support disciplines
  • Detailed and fully proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product process improvements
  • Ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master fully proficient decision-making skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Fully proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
  • Fully proficient ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with very little direction, or can provide direction and leadership to technical teams
  • Exercises independent judgement and sometimes defines new procedures and practices to improve team and company performance
  • Fully proficient ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
  • Advocate and champion at applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Fully proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Fully proficient ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information
  • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts and corrective actions
  • Someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization
  • Fully proficient ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
  • Knowledgeable in Virtual Machine and Container technology and concepts
  • Proficient in C/C++, Python, and Java programming languages
  • Proficient developing for Linux and Windows systems
  • Preferred Experience:
  • SIGINT Systems, ELINT Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, and Cyber Systems.
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