Software Engineer

in Wharton, NJ

Software Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    Wharton, NJ, US

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    Full Time

  • Clearance Level

    Current DoD Secret Clearance (requires US Citizenship)


  • In this role as Software Engineer, you will be an integral part of the design, development, integration, and test of precision fires radar systems supporting Long Range Armament Munitions and Counter-UAS Weapon Systems. These programs are key to solving urgent needs to protect US military and civilian personnel.
  • The Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center is a national asset vital to national security and is unfettered in its ability to deliver products and provide world-class facilities and services. You will join a dynamic team of engineers, sensor specialists and industry experts developing the world’s premier weapon systems. The CCDC Armaments Center provides a unique experience in a fast-paced yet “business casual” environment.
  • The Software Engineer position supporting the Battlespace Applications Branch of the Tactical Effects, Protection & Interactive Technologies division provides a unique opportunity to develop leading-edge technologies addressing key issues affecting national security. The opportunity to collaborate with some of the most innovative and talented minds of the military/industrial complex combined with the vast resources of the CCDC Armaments Center is unique indeed.
  • You will make significant impacts on national defense by applying your software engineering skills to implement the next-generation technologies used on the battlefield.
  •  You will have the opportunity to hone and expand your software development skills to facilitate the development of leading-edge, integrated sensor and weapon systems. Each day will present a new opportunity to learn and grow by strengthening your expertise in systems engineering, software development, integration, and test. You will have the opportunity to develop and use the industry’s most advanced modeling and simulation tools, test equipment and test methods. Professional development is encouraged and expected.
  • Day-to-day activities of the Software Engineer include software system and component design and analysis, design review meetings and interaction with hardware developer, integrators, test range personnel, and the intended user community. Occasionally, you will travel with the development team to military test ranges to conduct site visits or testing and evaluation activities of the integrated weapon systems.


A Software Engineer is required to provide program support to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Armaments Center (CCDC-AC) Battlespace Applications Branch Precision Radars Team at Picatinny, NJ. The Software Engineer will implement real-time algorithms in a sensor-weapon computational architecture. The Software Engineer will support development, evaluation, and test of sensor-enabled weapon systems. This engineer will:

  • Support efforts related to the design and development of precision fires radar systems, and the integration and test of these radars in supporting armament systems including Counter-UAS weapon systems
  • Interface with Battlespace Applications Branch Chief and technical leads; Integrated Product Team Leads (IPT) and customers within CCDC-AC to accomplish project goals
  •  Interface with subcontractors, coordinating test events,
  • Support and participate in the demonstration and test events at DoD test ranges across the US


  •  B.S. in relevant engineering discipline
  • 5 years of relevant software development experience
  • Proficient in development of code in C, C++, and Java
  • Adept at interfacing with existing architectures and code
  • Experienced with GIT and version control techniques
  • Desire to contribute to research and development of programs focused on future weapon system
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • US citizenship
  • Ability to secure a security clearance
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Job Qualifications

  • Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree
  • Experience with radar (e.g., Ground Moving Target Indicator; Counter-Rockets, Artillery, and Mortar; or Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and/or automated weapon systems
  • MATLAB experience • Experience with Linux
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex technical issues arising from the integration of sensors and weapon systems
  •  Department of Defense Secret clearance.

Additional Information

Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At Ideal Innovations, we are:
+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

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