Java Programmer

Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Peter Roos | Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Java Programmer

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

There are currently more than 20,000 objects in Earth's orbit. Some of these objects are operational satellites performing critical civil, scientific, and military missions. Tracking, monitoring, controlling and defending these satellites is of key national interest. The Information Integration and Decision Support Group develops the mission critical decision support tools needed to perform key functions such as rapid event detection and dynamic scheduling of assets in order to develop courses of action for the Space Warfighter. The decision support tools are driven by integrating information from various sensors, sources, and systems.

The focal point of the group's activities resides in its BMC3 Analysis Testbed facility. It provides a real-time framework environment to ensure interoperability of several service-oriented-architecture (SOA) systems, to evaluate and operationalize the contributions of new sensors and sources, and to develop and assess the performance of new decision support algorithms using live data. In addition, it provides a simulation capability for Red/Blue exercises and event planning, operations, and training.

The Group’s Watchtower project is the continuous development of processing techniques and capabilities for non-traditional SSA data sources.

Position Scope/Job Functions

Provide front-end algorithm design and development on a large software project that exploits data from Space-based and Ground-based Space Surveillance Systems.

Tasks include the development, modification, and analysis of advanced algorithms for processing radar and optical remote sensing data as well as providing oversight for algorithm integration into the information system.  Types of algorithms may include but not limited to image processing, target detection and tracking, calibration, and orbital dynamics. Type of work will also include GUIs, web services, databases, cluster computing, and other infrastructure pieces.  Candidate should be familiar with complex orbital mechanics and/or signal and image processing techniques as applied to target detection, tracking, and classification algorithms.  Candidates with large scale software experience in a Linux environment will be given special consideration.  Software will be constructed primarily in Java running in a Linux environment. Candidates must have the ability to self-study, complete assignments independently and in a team environment, and effectively present results.  Candidates should be comfortable interfacing with sponsors, contractor partners, and vendors that have overlapping responsibilities but varied degrees of familiarity with orbital dynamics and advanced data processing techniques.         

Skills: Required

  • Extensive experience in JAVA based programming
  • Extensive experience in Optical Focal Plane image processing
  • Significant experience in VMWare
  • Experience leading small teams of software developers
  • Experience in a Domain Specific Language using Object Oriented Programming techniques on a large scale code base
  • Experience and proficiency in all common operating systems such as CentOS, Red Hat, Windows, Linux Proficiency in Java, Shell (Bash), Perl, Python, XML, Javascript
  • Experience with ESB, REST and Pipeline-Filter architectures
  • Experience with Eclipse development environment and Maven & OSGi build tools
  • Experience in JUnit testing Experience Apache Camel, Karaf & Tomcat, PostgreSQL
  • Must possess and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

           

Skills: Preferred

Experience/education in Orbital Dynamics Experience with MATLAB and web services

           

Education/Professional Certifications

MS plus 3 years minimum relevant experience, or BS plus

5 years minimum relevant experience

 

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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