Rust Job: Junior Software Developer

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Alexandria, VA - United States of America

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Position Description:
If you are looking for a fast-paced job supporting the development of future autonomous vessels – then Serco has an opportunity for you!

The Maritime Engineering Operation (MEO) of Serco North America is seeking a motivated and resourceful Software Developer to join our team. This position will be aid in defining and implementing the software development methods and environments needed to ensure the integrated system end- product meets or exceeds performance objectives. Work will involve software products primarily in the marine robotics, autonomous systems, automation system, and digital twin domains. Software products generally include components bridging multiple domains.

This position is based in Alexandria, VA and requires that you be able to work from our office Tuesday - Thursday, each week.

In this role you will:
  • Develop and maintain and test software applications.
  • Collaborate with a large team of developers, product owners and government stakeholders to understand requirements development and deliver high-quality software solutions.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code that meets coding standards and best practices.
  • Participate in code reviews, testing, and debugging to ensure software quality and reliability.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of software development processes and tools.
  • Not build better buttons! You will learn, grow, and develop autonomous vessel software systems for the US and foreign governments as well as commercial vessels with cutting edge capabilities.
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 0-2 years of experience as a software developer
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (Or have demonstratable experience to a comparable level).
  • US Citizen
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as C++, Matlab, Go, Rust, and Python
  • Ability to work on-site in Alexandria, VA Tuesday-Friday
  • 10% travel required.

Additional desired experience and skills:
  • Extensive fluency in C++
  • Knowledge with microservices and container-based architectures including scalability and resilience.
  • Working within an Agile (Kanban, Scrum) environment
  • Experience with automated version control/configuration management and CI/CD pipelines (unit testing, integration testing) using modern DevOps tools (Git, JIRA, etc.)
  • Knowledge in Linux-based applications, system-level fundamentals (e.g., cgroups, namespaces), distributions (Ubuntu, Red Hat, etc.)
  • Knowledge with code compliance testing to follow Software Criticality Index (static code analysis, statement/branch coverage testing, cyclomatic complexity analysis, etc.)

If you think you are the right candidate for this position, then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!
Company Overview:
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected].

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).