JHNA, Inc.

  • Senior Software Engineer

    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/14/2018 1:18 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    John H. Northrop & Associates, Inc. (JHNA) seeks a talented Software Engineer. The individual should have extensive experience with defense aviation software applications and protocols, and with providing advice and guidance on software development projects. The Software Engineer will be responsible for monitoring software development processes, tracking progress against airworthiness requirements, coordinating mitigations for development risks, and providing overall compliance expertise to government project managers and should have sufficient knowledge and expertise to contribute to configuration control and knowledge management through careful documentation of inputs, comments, decisions, and outcomes.


    The Software Engineer provides critical software development and compliance support.


    The individual will:

    • Participate in the government and vendor software development processes, including definition, documentation, testing, qualification, and sustainment
    • Participate as a member of a multifunctional integrated product team
    • Apply software & systems engineering processes/methods to independently verify and validate OEM software builds, IAW RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C
    • Observe and report on OEM software development and testing
    • Analyze current processes and recommend improvements
    • Prepare, write, and deliver reports, as directed by USG project managers
    • Perform other software development tasks as part of an integrated product team.

    Other duties may be assigned, as necessary.



    • Undergraduate in Computer Science or Software Engineering degree
    • Experience with Ada programming
    • Experience with C++/C#
    • Experience with software development for Aviation Systems
    • Understanding of state-of-the-practice software development methodologies
    • Experience preparing, conducting, and/or witnessing and reviewing software development testing
    • Ability to review content for presentation, clarity, and conciseness
    • Familiarity with and ability to support and work with government teams
    • Proficiency in utilizing MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)



    • Graduate in Computer Science or Software Engineering degree
    • Experience with software independent V&V on military systems
    • Experience with RTCA DO-178B/C (a current or former DER would be especially valued)
    • Previous management of rotary-wing aviation software integration projects
    • Military experience; recent operational experience
    • Apache domain experience

    SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. Active clearance preferred. 


    TRAVEL: Rarely (estimated to be 10%), but must be willing as directed by the customer



    Established in 2001, JHNA is an SDVOSB technical consulting firm based in Northern Virginia with clients in the National Capital Region; Ft. Eustis, Virginia; and Huntsville.  JHNA specializes in aviation systems engineering, aviation software engineering, program management support, and advanced technology program support, to include robotics and autonomous systems.

    JHNA is a three-time winner of the Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work award (2015, 2016 & 2017).  For more information, please visit www.JHNA.com. 


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