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Sr. Software Engineer (NOAA OMS)

Greenbelt, Maryland; Suitland, Maryland

Job ID SAS20213103-58959
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Sr. Specialist, Software Engineer (NOAA OMS)
Job Code: SAS20213103-58959
Location:  Greenbelt, MD

Job Description:

The Software Engineer will perform sustainment of Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) software for a new NOAA/NESDIS contract award. The project requires daily on-site support at a NOAA facility located in Greenbelt, MD.  The position requires prior experience developing and/or sustaining NOAA ESPC or similar software. The position will function as a part of a software sustainment team to complete approved sustainment tasks in compliance with defined project engineering management, sustainment and quality plans.

The position will participate in the analysis of software sustainment requirements to propose and implement assigned sustainment solutions within schedule and cost constraints while meeting system operational availability.

The position contributes in the development of programming solutions, software system test procedures, and documentation updates. Technologies utilized by the systems include Java, SQL, Web Services (SOAP), virtualization, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. .

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize software engineering principles, processes, and industry best practices with the ability to apply them in daily work.Read, analyze and interpret requirements and common government specifications.
  • Interact with Systems, software, program management on specifications/requirements weekly.
  • Lead and contribute to business acquisition, requirements analysis, design, code and unit test, integration and test, requirements sell off, and operations and maintenance of software systems.
  • Ensure that products/projects delivered meet customer requirements and specifications.
  • Drive process improvements to aid in team coordination and maintain delivery schedule.
  • Communicate with leadership on status, issues, milestones, and successes.
  • Define comprehensive software test approaches in a complex integration environment.
  • Analyze problems, perform root cause analysts, and propose resolution approaches.
  • Develop, maintain, troubleshoot and investigate software problems for Red Hat Linux based implementation.
  • Maintain software baselines using GIT and Jira.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with 6 years of experience, OR, Master's degree and 4 years experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience developing and/or sustaining NOAA ESPC or similar software
  • Prior satellite ground processing domain experience
  • Experience with Web and Cloud Services

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Possesses an understanding of CMMI Level 3 software development processes.
  • Experience Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Strong skills in scripting (BASH and Python).
  • Able to integrate external algorithms and major OTS SW packages from Oracle, IBM, etc.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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