Signature Science, LLC
  • - VA-Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose:   Signature Science Charlottesville Operations has an opening for a Software Engineer. This person will contribute to the design, development, and implementation of a myriad of databases, analytical tools, and state-of-the-art hardware for a classified government client. The successful candidate is a strong communicator, innovative software developer/engineer, proven contributor on other database design and software tool development projects, and enjoys working side by side on diverse teams of other engineers and scientists.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes direction from Task Lead on the execution of software systems engineering requirements definition and software architecture.
  • Contributes to technical trade studies associated with design, development, and integration of hardware, software, and analytics.
  • Contributes in the creation of software system application, analytics, and system test cases and test plans.
  • Contributes to the development of software architectural products in multiple coding languages and deliverables for the government clients.
  • Actively participate in teams working on projects by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity.
  • Participate in requirements collection and documentation activities prior to and during execution.
  • Work directly with clients and senior level management to develop resolve requirements, technical direction system development, improvements, optimization, or project support efforts.
  • Contribute to the development of technical design specifications.
  • Assist in the modification of company products, customer, and/or internal systems to meet the needs of the client and/or end-user.
  • Implement and contribute to new software design or enhancements to existing software.
  • Assess impact of changes to applications and systems and makes recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development of integration plans.
  • Implement and adhere to coding standards and naming conventions.
  • Develop and execute Agile software development Standard Operating Procedures and improve software and process documentation.
  • Develop well-designed and documented software within schedule.
  • Keep current with latest software development tools and techniques.
  • Improve and maintain the existing software performance.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with the .Net or MERN programming stacks (both preferred)
  • Ability to code in at least one object oriented language such as C++, C#, Java or PHP
  • Experience programming SQL and No-SQL databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Mongo preferred)
  • Comfortable developing on both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with producing System Architecture diagrams and supporting documentation
  • Experience working with and/or administering Atlassian products (i.e. Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Experience in system test plan creation and execution efforts
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical users




  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar area of study
  • 5+ years' experience in an active database development and/or coding environment


Certificates and Licenses:

  • Security Plus or Agile certification highly desired, but not required



  • DoD TS/SCI w/ CI Poly are highly desired
  • Minimum clearance level is DoD Interim Secret


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities required for this position.
  • Software engineer will report to local Manager for general needs and to local Task Lead for technical direction on projects.


Working Conditions/ Equipment:

  • Office environment only.
  • Anticipated work schedule is M-F 0800-1700.
  • Work location will be SigSci facilities with potential work on-site at government location.



The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.







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