Senior Level Software Engineer


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Job Description

Full Time position working out of Progeny Systems ( headquartered in Manassas, VA. Candidate will work on Naval Programs, developing middleware improvements for a System of Systems (SoS), as well as taking a critical role in a major re-architecture effort for the next generation of this architecture. 
The ideal candidate will be responsible for all phases of software engineering, including architecture design &review, software design, development and documentation, assisting I&T teams and supporting the Chief Engineer in all related efforts.  Candidate should have significant development expertise across the development life cycle and technical leadership proficiency, including architectural expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Technical leadership and software development in concert with the Chief Engineer
  • Design, development, testing and delivery of software artifacts in support of customer requirements
  • Leadership in and contributions to the next design of the SoS architecture. 
  • Participation in the software engineering life cycle, from requirements gathering, analysis and documentation to government support and maintenance.


Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communication project vision, scope and technical  details with other technical team members
  • Knowledge of and experience using C (7+ years)
  • Knowledge of and experience using Linux (shell scripting  and command line expertise), preferably Red Hat or derivatives
  • Knowledge of and experience using message-oriented middleware
  •  Desire to work within the entire software engineering life cycle                                                                                
  •  A quick learner and adaptable to new technologies                                              
  •  Good oral and written communication skills


  • Experience working with AMQP, including broker configuration
  • Experience working with Multipurpose Transportable Middleware (MTM)
  • Knowledge of and experience working in and configuring virtualized/containerized environments such as ESXi, KVM, Xen, and Docker



Bachelors of Computer Science or similar degree

7-20 years of professional experience. Commensurate pay for years of experience


This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.



To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)