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Software Engineer

  • 494266
  • 305 LETCHER AVE HUMAN RESOURCES, LEXINGTON, Virginia, United States, 24450
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Human resources
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Software Engineer

Hiring Range: UG

Agency: Virginia Military Institute

Location: Virginia Military Institute

Agency Website: www.vmi.edu

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Does solving intellectually challenging problems that can help improve the US national cybersecurity posture energize you?

The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), is the nation’s oldest state-sponsored Senior Military College, and a premier institute for leadership development, committed to exceptional preparation of citizen-soldiers, the blending of research with education, and superb educational programs in cyber and national security.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates for Software Engineer positions to join the team of a DoD-funded Cyber Defense Laboratory (CyDef). Candidates must be interested in software development for cybersecurity, modeling and data analytics, and visualization or related areas. This position will focus on software development. Opportunities will also be provided to work on emerging problems of interest in cybersecurity and related software development.
This position will focus on:
• Working to develop and maintain an interactive website for the CyDef Lab
• Working with faculty to develop software applications to support CyDef Lab research projects
• Working with cadets to develop software applications to support CyDef Lab research projects, capstone projects, and independent studies
• Handling multiple assignments as assigned by the Director of Operations
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Applying knowledge of data structures and algorithms to solve software engineering and cyber security problems
• Building API services, middleware, and backend systems
• Developing, diagnosing, and operating complex computer systems
• Identifying customer needs and validate product design
• Working independently as well as in a team environment to build software and integrated solutions
• Handling multiple assignments as assigned by the Director of Operations

Minimum Qualifications

• Proof of US Citizenship or permanent residency
• B.S. in Computer Science or closely related fields with 2 years of related experience (or Associates degree with 4 years related experience)
• Programming and scripting experience (e.g., C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, Node.js, Spark, HADOOP, VHDL, Verilog), and database MySQL, SQL
• 2-3 years of related experience in agile software development environment including Scrum, Kanban
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Additionally, the ideal candidate is someone with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following:

• Full-stack development
• Databases, data modeling, data analysis, storage design, and administration
• Simulation/model development & prototyping
• Information retrieval, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, and analytics
• Software development life-cycle (prototyping, design, develop, implementation, debug, testing)
• Knowledge of software vulnerability analysis software reverse engineering/interactive debugging tools (e.g., IDA Pro, Ollydbg, gdb) is a plus

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Please include a resume, cover letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin 2 weeks from the posting date and the position will be open until filled.
Criminal background check required for selected candidates.

Contact Information:

Name: Tamara Wade

Phone: 540-464-7051

Email: wadete@vmi.edu


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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