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Parsons Corporation C++ Software Engineer in Aberdeen, Maryland

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Job Description:

Are you interested in Software Engineering and Radar Systems? S upporting major research and development projects? Want to take your engineering skills to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact on the US Army community?

Parsons is seeking a skilled C++ Software Developer. The selected candidate will develop Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software supporting the development and sustainment of a U.S. Army Radar System Integration Laboratory (SIL) within Futures Command. The position requires technical coordination with internal and external organizations to support requirements definition, near real-time C++ implementations of ground-breaking Digital Signal Processing algorithms, and coordination with teams implementing similar algorithms within MATLAB, as well as within System on a Chip (SoC) embedded solutions. The Radar SIL is a fast-paced work environment with high visibility and high opportunity.


  • Develop algorithms for Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital Beam Forming (DBF), and general I/Q processing; implement these algorithms in C++ or JAVA and integrate into distributed simulation environment

  • Provide expertise in signal processing, particularly in the processing of radar I/Q data

  • Analyze gaps and tradeoffs in existing simulations environment, and develop corresponding Courses of Action (COAs)

  • Communicate proposed approaches and findings to all levels of leadership

  • Collaborate in technical discussions to assist with near- and long-term system planning

  • Prepare technical reports and conference papers describing findings and future work

  • Write test procedures for algorithm evaluation and analysis

  • Manage code quality through version control, automated software builds, and automated unit testing

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (STEM), or equivalent experience (12+ experience in lieu of a degree)

  • 2+ years of implementation experience in C++ 11 or C++ 14

  • Competent understanding of algorithms and software design patterns

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Clearly communicates complex ideas and produces high-impact, well-organized presentations in relevant terms for audiences at all levels

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in radar system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data analysis

  • Proactive continuous learner, ideally with public repositories on GitLab, GitHub, etc.

  • Quality technical writing skills

  • Development experience on Linux (esp. CentOS) and Windows

  • 2+ years of implementation experience in JAVA on the desktop or the Web

  • Good understanding of unit testing in C++ and JAVA environments

  • 1+ years of experience with MATLAB

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Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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