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Chenega Corporation Lead Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama


Lead Senior Software Engineer

Huntsville, AL

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer’s core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large-scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Our Strength Is Our People

We believe taking care of our employees will deliver the best support to our customers and our community. Our success is attributable to our employees. We recruit and retain civic-minded people who fit our family-oriented small business culture.

Valued people deliver the highest level of professionalism and support to our customers. We provide our employees with a positive work environment and social activities that reinforce teamwork.

In this important role, you will support the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC)”. Systems Simulation, Software, and Integration Directorate (S3I). S3I is charged with the sustainment and development of the Improved Data Modem (IDM). The IDM is a communication device for the Army rotorcraft digital fleet. It is an Airworthy hardware and software system. The S3I supports software sustainment for fielded IDM systems and an update to transition to the Aviation Mission Common Server (AMCS) multi-core implementation of IDM Software Application (ISA). You will make a difference in enhancing a fielded system that helps keep our military members safe. In the Government contracting realm, this privilege is as good as it gets.

A Lead Senior Software Engineer is needed to support the ISA Team to continue the maintenance and development of the ISA for future integration of external hardware and multiple operating environments.


Work you’ll do

As a Lead Senior Software Engineer within our IDM team, you will:

  • Work with various other teams to help define 10.3 architecture and requirements as defined by the customer.

  • Address priorities for new and existing defects

  • Lead team in an Agile SW environment to achieve success

  • Function as Scrum Master for the team in estimating the required work defined for each Epic

  • Review and approve ALL code checked in by the team to ensure it meets coding standards and airworthiness certification requirements

  • Create status and review presentations to be given to the customer on a weekly basis

  • Support complete software development lifecycle

  • Review Unit Test and Code Coverage analysis

  • Produce software documentation (SSDD, ICD, SDD, SVD) sufficient to support airworthiness certification.

  • Analyze system, software, and hardware specifications and interface documents

  • Assist in the architecture, design, and modeling of the ISA software.

  • Provide leadership for interdisciplinary teams as required for design, documentation, implementation, and test of incremental functional capabilities.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering and 9+ years of experience OR

  • Master’s degree and 7+ years of experience

  • Interim Secret clearance required with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance

  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in leading a team of 7-10 engineers, including developers, testers, and system engineers

  • Embedded systems software development

  • Software development using C/C++ Full Software Development Lifecycle, including developing software component design, implementation, and unit test artifacts

  • Knowledge of Unit Test and Code Coverage practices

  • GitLab

  • Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) experience, Green Hills Integrity 178B is highly desired

  • Experience developing distributed systems

  • Network sockets experience including TCP, UDP, and Multicast protocols

  • Demonstrated experience developing software to implement ICDs

  • Less than 10% travel should be expected

  • Ability to work under a deadline

  • Strong desire to continually learn and improve

  • Proficient in MS Office

Desired Skills:

  • Familiar with Variable Message Format (VMF)

  • Familiar with Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Mil-Std-1553

  • Familiar with AFAPD and Mil-Std 188-220 communication protocols

  • Experience integrating hardware/software with Army Rotary Wing Platforms

  • Experience developing host interfaces for the Army's Combat Net Radios

  • Development experience using the Ada programming language

  • Highly desired, previous knowledge of IDM systems or software

  • Experience with multicore SW projects

  • Familiar with DO-178 DAL C

  • Experience with Agile process.

How you’ll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. We believe there’s always room to learn from entry-level employees to senior leaders.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to our relationships with our clients, team members, and communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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