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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Information Technology
Position type:
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Entry Level
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Junior Software Engineer (SWE I)


Tracking Code2575-987Job Description

Founded in 1980, COLSA Corporation’s team of engineers, analysts and professionals across the US provide government and commercial customers with the latest and most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and information technology services.

Centered at the core of its values, COLSA knows its people are its most valuable resource.  In addition to receiving a competitive compensation package, our employees enjoy offerings such as flexible work schedules, paid time off, benefits that begin on the date of hire, recognition programs, tuition and certification assistance, and immediate vesting in our matching 401(k) plan. Our WE CARE Wellness program provides support and initiatives to empower employees and their families to live healthy, balanced lives and our Association of COLSA  Employees (ACE) provides a fun way for employees and their families to come together in times of both celebration and need. We invite you to connect your talents with opportunity, and be a part of our “Family of Professionals,” in supporting cutting-edge initiatives!

General Summary

COLSA Corporation is seeking candidates for a Software Engineer I to join the MDA Targets IV&V Team at the Software Engineering Directorate in Huntsville, AL.

About Our Team

Members of SEDs Targets IV&V Team provides the Missile Defense Agency’s Targets Directorate with Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) of the flight software for MDA’s Targets. Using actual flight software running on a processor-in-the loop configuration, we verify and validate that the target will meet the designated mission profile using an All-Digital Model (ADM). We are a small team of engineers that enjoys both the challenges and rewards of providing valuable “go/no-go” inputs to flight test with both national and international implications.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll be supporting the US Army Software Engineering Directorate’s Targets IV&V Team. Principal duties will be the integration of missile Flight Software into a Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) based All-Digital-Simulation (ADS) and Processor-In-the-Loop (PIL) test bed architectures. This integration includes connectivity of synchronized operations between Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) models, GPS simulation, Thrust Vector Control (TVC) systems, Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT), and ordinance interfaces. Understanding of high fidelity modeling architectures is critical. You’ll conduct this integration, debugging, and verification work with the end state of providing a test capability to support formal IV&V test execution.

You’ll be conducting engineering analysis. To do this you’ll read and interpret software specifications, interface specifications, system specifications, and performance specifications. You’ll provide support in a configuration managed software environment, support internal and external meetings, have frequent customer interactions and coordinate and collaborate daily with other team members. You’ll provide IV&V Test support which includes the development of IV&V Test plans and procedures, assist in the execution of Formal IV&V testing, and prepare and archive test artifacts (configuration sheets, reports, etc.). Upon request, you assist in requirements analysis, review of developer and customer requirements documents, develop IV&V requirements traceability matrix, and assist in the analysis of test data results for purpose of preparing IV&V data review and final report.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business, or other related field or equivalent experience.

* Ability to qualify for a Secret Security Clearance Required.

* Experience with integration of C, C++, or Fortran.

* Experience operating both Windows and Linux operating systems.

* Due to the nature of work we perform for the US Government, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Familiarization with missile flight dynamics, guidance-navigation-control algorithms, and real-time operations.* Ability to read/understand Software Specifications, interface specifications, System Specifications, performance specifications.

* Ability to operate in both Linux and Windows 7 and Windows 7 Virtual Machine (VM).

* Experience with RHEL and Windows command line operations and scripting are a plus. 

* Understanding of high fidelity modeling architectures.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job LocationHuntsville, Alabama, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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