Junior Software Engineer
Blackbird Technologies, Inc. - Herndon, VA

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Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a junior-level Software Developer to support various programs within our Cyber group based out of our Herndon, VA corporate office. You will be responsible for working on a custom test bed with cutting edge, cloud computing technology and virtual networking systems. Being able to understand complex networks and also translating scalable systems and identifying the final results and lastly deep problem solving. Our customer comes to us when they have difficult problems they can't solve. You will address the issues head on with a "can do" attitude as part of program that is breaking new ground in cloud computing.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Delivering high-quality, innovative applications and programming experience
• Implementing in code, proof-of-concept ideas, that result from the development of a custom network architecture
• Working on the server and data side of programming
• Solving complex network problems
• Adapting to unique debugging and troubleshooting skills
• Knowledge of Open-Source and Object Oriented programming languages (Ruby, Python, Java, C++)

Blackbird employs creative, technical thinkers. The ideal candidate will share these qualities.

Required Skills/Education:

• US Citizenship
• Eligibility to obtain and maintain a US government Top Secret security clearance
• Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field
• 1 year of industry experience in delivering high-quality, innovative applications and programming experience in C, C++, C# and/or Java (this may include a blend of real-world work experience, internship experience, and independent work experience)
• 1 year of Software development experience in Java
• 1 year of experience working in a Linux/Unix development environment
• Strong experience with databases
• Strong design skills
• Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well in a team environment as well as independently with little day-to-day guidance
• Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Must present a professional appearance and demeanor and demonstrate an ambition to learn

Additionally, as part of the evaluation process, qualified candidates will be asked to complete a short software development assignment.

Desired Skills/Education:

• Secret clearance preferred

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