Red Arch Solutions

Principal Software Engineer-(A)

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Job ID
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

***Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Required***


Red Arch Solutions is a proven and effective small business integrator and consultant, recognized as a leading provider of IT development to the Federal Government. We offer excellent benefits, including 20 days PTO, 10 holidays, and reimbursement for tuition/certifications. Top of the line PPO Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short and Long-Term disability are also offered.


Red Arch is seeking highly motivated principal software engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

Along with meeting the requirements of the Principal Software Engineer LCAT, in this role, the successful candidate will:

  •  Work collaboratively with software engineering to deploy and sustain our products/systems
  • Help automate and streamline our operations and processes.
  • Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring, operations and sustainment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments.
  • Manage IAVA updates for systems.
  • Manage user accounts on systems (often through Ansible scripts).
  • Update Ansible to Deploy new software to meet new security requirements (for instance virus scanning software).
  •  Manage Virtual Machines through Infrastructure/Platform as a Service resource.

    Should have a broad understanding of technologies and tools in the following areas:
  • Source Control (like Git, Bitbucket, etc)
  • Continuous Integration (like Jenkins)
  • Infrastructure Automation (like Ansible
  •  Deployment Automation & Orchestration (like Jenkins, VSTS)
  • Container Concepts (like LXD, Docker)
  • Orchestration (like Kubernetes)


Preferred Quals:

  • Flexibility tobe called in after hours to help restart applications/systems or to troubleshoot.
  • Knowledge of Git, Ansible, Jenkins and Docker.
  • Self-starter
  • Able to work with vague requirements and flush out with SMEs on team.
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Minimum Qualifications

The Principal Software Engineer shall have the following experience: 

• At least fifteen (15) years in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution. The individual must be able to communicate directions and provide guidance to junior programmer/analysts, as required
• At least eight (8) years developing software  Java
• At least six (6) years demonstrated experience developing software for Windows (2000, 2003, XP, Vista), UNIX or Linux (Redhat versions 3-5) operating systems. At least two (2) years of this experience must have been obtained within the last four (4) years
• Experience planning, accomplishing goals, complicated tasks, and providing consultation on complex projects as top-level contributor or specialist
• Familiarity with the software development process described in the MIL-STD498, JSTD-016, and/or US 12207 and possess at least two (2) years of experience developing software in accordance with these standards
• At least six (6) years in programming and development of application software for complex systems and software testing
• Experience architecting, designing, developing, testing, and supporting integration of software systems with functional requirements within a CMMI Level 2 process structure
• Experience "wrapping" legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework
• Developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products

Desired Qualifications

Red Arch Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status. Red Arch Solutions takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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