Sr. Software Engineer (TRAX)

Sierra Nevada Corporation Southern Pines, NC

About the Job

Do you enjoy developing new products and services? Join us! Our Software Engineers work in an agile, collective environment. You will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, develop, test, certify and improve cutting-edge software products. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll perform coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of systems and software throughout our development process. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new software products throughout the product lifecycle.

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


Primary Responsibilities Include: 

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions 

  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software 

  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems

  • Ensures software standards are met

  • Elicit, derive, and document software and/or system requirements to meet internal or external customer specifications

  • Define software/and or system architecture, design software modules, and produce associated documentation per corporate or customer standards

  • Write and test software modules and integrate with other software and/or hardware components

  • Development in C++ and/or C#.

  • Testing, design, and integration of software systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or related Engineering discipline and at least 10 years of relevant experience

  • Proficiency with one or more of the following software languages: Java, C++, C#, Python, ASP.NET Core, Blazor

  • Demonstrated understanding of agile development within a scrum team

  • Demonstrated ability to work the full software development lifecycle, including coding standards, unit testing, test frameworks and reference architectures

  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, SonarQube, etc.

  • Solutions utilizing Container Management and Containers (Kubernetes, Docker)

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Experience with Open Mission Systems/Open Systems Architecture

  • Experience with open standards both commercial and defense

  • Experience with RESTful APIs, Frontend, Web Frameworks

  • Solutions Utilizing Cloud Providers such as AWS and Azure

  • Experience with system provisioning tools such as Chef, Ansible, Puppet, etc.

  • Experience with Machine Learning/AI capabilities

  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

Essential Functions:

  • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management.

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a 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

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

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.