CSEngineering Opportunities

Senior Software Engineer

CSEngineering - Silver Spring, MD

Senior Software Engineer  

**Immediate Opening**

CSE is looking for a highly motivated and talented Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team! This position will provide software engineering support to AWIPS Evolution (AE) and Mission Assurance (MA) areas, in the National Weather Service.


CSEngineering was founded in 2002 with the mission of being the best engineering and services firm in our industry while achieving the highest level of client satisfaction. CSEngineering has significant past performance with satellite systems, weapons and missile systems, naval architecture and engineering, aviation systems, and IT and Enterprise Architecture. We have come a long way since we were founded and now also provide services with focuses on logistics, item management, administration, equipment specialization, program management, configuration management, financial management, LAN operations, information technology and maintenance, development and operation of missile system laboratories, the operation of data collection systems, database, and information management support, and demilitarization processes. We could not achieve this without the dedication of our employees to their work and the clients we serve. CSEngineering truly values its people, wants them to love their jobs, and to build their careers with us. We are forever dissatisfied with status quo and are always looking for a better way to do things, not so much out of competitiveness, but out of a desire to simply be THE BEST and to lead our industry.


The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service's (NOAA/NWS) weather forecasting data and display toolkit. AWIPS ingests and analyzes data, creates useful visualizations and distributes time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings. AWIPS enables forecasters to make weather predictions that can ultimately save lives. It is a complex network of systems that ingest and integrate meteorological, hydrological, satellite and radar data.


The Senior Software Engineer will work with minimal supervision/guidance to support the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program using Java, Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) architecture, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) / Enterprise Bus (ESB) software technologies. The candidate must have experience and knowledge with software engineering using object-oriented methodologies.

The candidate will work as a software developer and integrator performing break/fix software modifications and tier 3-field support as part of a development team, which utilizes a diverse dynamic workforce, including many experts in their fields throughout the design, development and maintenance life cycle.

The candidate will:

  • Perform as an independent leader within the organization, taking on challenging tasks and mentoring less senior teammates.
  • Understand, debug and modify code using best practices of software components, units, and modules that meet product specification and development schedules.
  • Test and debug assigned components and units,
  • Adhere to product build and release schedules and strategies.
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of one or more platforms and operating systems and multiple programming languages. Typically requires knowledge of one or more systems architectures.
  • Understand a variety of the field concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks and use a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Isolate and modify to repair functional capabilities within software applications to meet a wide range of customer requirements and operational needs.
  • Integrate a wide variety of applications from various sources, and ensuring they meet performance standards for stability and resource utilization
  • Adhere to accepted standards for development, including writing unit tests which provide a high percentage of code coverage, participating in peer code reviews, conducting design reviews, and generating test plans to ensure maximum stability and quality of code
  • Perform tier 3 support for a 24x7x365 help desk, potentially after hours.



Security Clearance: Public Trust

  • Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Please include your GPA on your application)
  • Eight (8) or more years directly related to software development engineering in Java.A thorough understanding of Java gained through formal training can substitute for this experience
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in software development using Object Oriented Methodologies. Object Oriented Analysis (OOA) and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) skills
  • Programming skills with Java/J2EE
  • Knowledge and understanding of software development life cycles  
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Public Trust - candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check (NAC).



  • Proficiency in Unix and/or Linux
  • Two or more years of experience using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and/or Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) web services architecture.A thorough understanding of ESB or J2EE gained through formal training can substitute for this experience.
  • Experience with Software design tools such as Rational Rose, Rhapsody, or comparable tools
  • Experience with scripting is a plus (Perl & Python as well as others)
  • Experience and/or knowledge with Web Service design and development
  • Experience and/or knowledge with Service Oriented Architecture
  • Experience developing and/or supporting solutions for weather and meteorological science.
  • Experience in Extensible Markup Language (XML), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Eclipse IDE, database, and/or Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) a plus.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or OpenGL technologies a plus.


Location: Silver Spring, MD.


CSE offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, and paid time off.

CSE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Posted On: Friday, June 5, 2020

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