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Missile Warning Communications & Messaging C++ Software Engineer

Missile Warning Communications & Messaging C++ Software Engineer

locationBoulder, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/23/2024
Full Time

SciTec has been awarded multiple government contracts and is growing our creative Team! SciTec, Inc. is a dynamic small business with the mission to deliver advanced sensor data processing technologies and scientific instrumentation capabilities in support of National Security and Defense. We support customers throughout the Department of Defense and U.S. Government in building innovative new tools to deliver unique world-class data exploitation capabilities.

SciTec has an immediate opportunity for a talented software engineers from the mid-career to senior level to support our programs delivering Next-Generation Missile Warning software. This is a unique opportunity to join a small business delivering core capabilities for National defense. You will work within a fast-paced team designing, developing, and delivering software to produce operational Missile Warning, Missile Defense, Battlespace Awareness, and Technical Intelligence messages using Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR). Our ideal candidate will have direct experience in Missile Warning and OPIR message types, formats, and protocals, be an experienced C++ developer, work well as part of a rapid pace, collaborative, small-team environment and be able to engineer, prototype, develop, integrate, and test advanced software solutions into Government frameworks.


  • Works collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary Agile team developing messaging and communications subsystem software for OPIR Missile Warning. May own large tasks.
  • Demonstrate fluent, idiomatic mastery of C++; comfortable with software design and architecture.
  • Design and implement software using test driven design principles.
  • Utilize domain experience to provide team mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Regularly communicate with team leadership through the Agile process. Participate in program-level meetings and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor's degree in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computer science
  • Direct experience developing software for communicating on at least one of the following message protocols: RTS, IBS, CMF, GCN, MDS, Link-16
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • Knowledge in C++ language on Linux
  • Detail oriented
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Candidates who have any of the following skills will be preferred

  • Direct experience developing software for producing OPIR Missile Warning messages
  • Experience refactoring GOTS software
  • A current DoD security clearance
  • Professional experience with DevSecOps
  • Professional or academic experience with Agile software development


SciTec offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 3% Fully Vested Company 401K Contribution (no employee contribution required)
  • 100% company paid HSA Medical insurance, with a choice of 2 buy-up options
  • 80% company paid Dental insurance
  • 100% company paid Vision insurance
  • 100% company paid Life insurance
  • 100% company paid Long-term Disability insurance
  • 100% company paid Hospital Indemnity insurance
  • Voluntary Accident and Critical Illness insurance
  • Short-term Disability insurance
  • Annual Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Discretionary Performance Bonus
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
  • Flexible Work Hours

The pay range for this position is $115,000 - $190,000 / year. SciTec considers several factors when extending an offer of employment, including but not limited to the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills. This is not a guarantee of compensation.

SciTec is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.