Senior Software Engineer - Decision Systems at STR (San Diego, CA)

| San Diego, CA
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About the Team

STR’s Analytics Division develops novel technologies to solve challenging national security problems through advanced analytics. Our team consists of passionate and motivated individuals with degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and data science. We use our expertise and creativity to take innovative ideas from conception to mature implementation in order to improve mission success of our customers.

The Analysis and Decisions Systems (ADS) Group in the Analytics Division works to help humans make the best decisions they can. By leveraging expertise with machine learning, advanced algorithms, and software development best practices, we build tools that can make a difference in mission planning, autonomous systems reasoning, tracking of illicit activities, and more.

The Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work as part of a tightly knit team to design, develop, implement, and demonstrate advanced algorithms and software systems. You will provide technical leadership and mentoring on programs working throughout the software lifecycle, from early prototypes to integrated systems. Your work will include a diverse set of applications, including software for distributed mission planning for both manned and unmanned platforms and novel data visualizations to provide decision support to human analysts/planners. This role will be largely on site rather than remote.

Who You Are:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field with 5+ years’ experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Java or Python
  • Experience utilizing the following:
    • Micro-service architectures
    • Object-Oriented Programming principles
    • Containerization/orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes
    • Agile software lifecycle methodologies and tools, such as JIRA and Sonarqube
    • Test-driven development methodologies
  • A demonstrated ability to adopt new languages, libraries, and technologies
  • Active Security Clearance

Even Better:

  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Experience with any/all of the following:
    • DevOps or CI/CD tools such as Gitlab
    • Distributed computing with Kafka event streams
    • Provisioning and maintenance of AWS resources
    • Integration of complex software systems
    • Constraint optimization algorithms
    • Knowledge representation/ontologies

STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us. Visit us at for more info.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.


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How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.


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