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C++ Staff / Sr. Staff Software Engineer - Boulder, CO

C++ Staff / Sr. Staff Software Engineer - Boulder, CO

locationBoulder, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/12/2024
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 senior software engineer 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 delivering end-to-end software processing of Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) sensor data for Missile Warning, Missile Defense, Battlespace Awareness, and Technical Intelligence. Our ideal candidate will be a well-rounded 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 independently on program sub tasks or features, may own small projects or large tasks; technical lead or lead developer for an Agile team.
  • Demonstrate fluent, idiomatic mastery of primary language; comfortable with software design and architecture.
  • Provide thought leadership at a team level.
  • Regularly communicate with customers, present status, engage in program-level meetings and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computer science and 2+ years of professional experience
  • At least three years of professional experience and fluency in C++
  • At least two years of professional experience using Linux operating systems
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • Knowledge in C++ language on Linux
  • Knowledge of writing and debugging Makefiles
  • Knowledge of writing and debugging shell scripts
  • Knowledge of Data Structures
  • Detail oriented
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Candidates who have any of the following skills will be preferred

  • An advanced degree in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computer science
  • Experience implementing features of C++ 11, 14, 17 and 20 standards
  • Optimization skills for high data throughput processing
  • Strong understanding and experience with modern object-oriented design, inheritance patterns and SOLID principles
  • Software vulnerability analysis and remediation using static code analysis tools
  • Unit, component, and integration test development with a test framework such as googletest - test driven design
  • Exception and error handling for recovery and graceful degradation
  • Application containerization and orchestration with docker, docker-compose, podman, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Process automation and CI/CD in Jenkins, gitlab-ci or similar
  • Build configuration with CMake
  • Experience with the exploitation and analysis of OPIR, E/O, SAR, Spectral, RF, or other remotely sensed data
  • Professional experience with DevSecOps
  • Professional or academic experience with Agile software development

*Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applications which are generated by AI will not be considered for employment.


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 $93,000 - $137,000 / 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.