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

Position Purpose:   Signature Science Charlottesville Operations has an opening for a Database 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 an 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 the project 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 and deliverables to government clients.
  • Actively participates on projects by making recommendations on how to improve product quality.
  • Participates in requirements collection and documentation activities prior to and during execution.
  • Works directly with clients and senior level management to develop/resolve requirements, technical direction system development, improvements, optimization, or project support efforts.
  • Contributes to the development of technical design specifications.
  • Assesses impact of changes to applications and systems and makes recommendations.
  • Contributes to the development of integration plans.
  • Implements and adheres to coding standards and naming conventions.
  • Develops and executes under an Agile software development process.
  • Develops standard operating procedures and document key artifacts.
  • Develops well-designed and documented software within schedule.
  • Keeps current with the latest software development tools and techniques.
  • Improves and maintains the existing software performance.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency building databases using a NoSQL technology such as MongoDB, CouchDb or Redis.
  • Experience in one of the major relational databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server.
  • Comfortable developing on both Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with producing System Architecture diagrams and supporting documentation.
  • Experience in system test plan creation and execution efforts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical users.


Additional Desired Skills & Abilities: 

  • Experience with the .Net or MERN programming stacks.
  • Ability to code in at least one object oriented language such as JavaScript, C++, C# or Java.
  • Experience working with Atlassian products; i.e. Jira, Confluence, Bit Bucket.




  • Bachelor's or Associate degree in computer science (work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.)
  • At least 5 years of recent database development and coding experience.


Certificates and Licenses:

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


  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance (TS/SCI w/ CI Poly highly desired.)
  • Minimum clearance level is DoD Interim Secret


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities required for this position.
  • Software engineer will report to the project technical lead for direction on tasks.


Working Conditions/ Equipment:

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