Software Engineer

Aurora, CO 80011

Posted: 09/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Number: 14181
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team at our client s site in Aurora, Colorado.


The SkyFox program is looking for software engineers to support the ground-based mission planning and command and control software to accommodate the next-generation satellite capabilities, and implementation of new ground terminals. Our complex domain requires innovative solutions to meet evolving customer needs. On SkyFox you will work with teams of talented engineers to develop and improve advanced algorithms that handle large data sets with complex constraints.

SkyFox software engineers will gain experience with the full software lifecycle including design, development, test, delivery, and maintenance. In addition to working with other software disciplines, our developers are exposed to various technologies including multi-tiered architectures, Camel, Spring, OSGi, and geospatial visualization tools. Our program is in the midst of transforming older software development practices into more modern development practices utilizing an agile framework - experience in this area is a plus. We provide robust and easy-to-use tools for reporting status and estimates to your agile team leadership - meaning more time for true problem solving.

Our small development teams adapt to evolving problem sets, and engineer benefits from a flexible work environment where engineers can migrate between teams to contribute to new domains.


This Software Engineer is responsible to:

Develop code in compliance with requirements and defined architecture

Support change request (CR) work-off

Support Test Engineering for integration and test activities and events

Participate in Change Request Review Board (CRRB), as needed

Occasionally, provide support to operations (remotely and on-site), and

Occasionally, provide input to cost estimation efforts for MCRs, ECPs, and proposals.


Required Skills:

Minimum 6-8 years of Java/ C++ programming experience

Minimum 6-8 years of SW development experience using object-oriented techniques

Current/active TS/SCI SSBI level clearance is required

United States Citizen

Object Oriented Analysis (OOA) and Object Oriented Design (OOD) skills

Desired Skills:

Familiarity with Agile

Familiarity with Linux

Experience with Software design tools such as Rational Rose, Rhapsody, ClearCase or comparable tools

Experience with requirements and use case analysis

Experience with scripting (Ruby, Perl, Python, PHP, etc.)

Experience with agile (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, SAFe, etc)

Experience and/or knowledge with DevOps and Continuous Integration

Experience and/or knowledge with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like Eclipse

Knowledge and/or experience with mission management/scheduling/flight dynamics, to include Raytheon Eclipse/Equinox product lines or the following:

o Satellite ground systems

o Mission Management systems

o Planning and Scheduling

o Command and Telemetry

o Flight Dynamics models

o Digital Signal Processing (FFTs, modulation/demodulation techniques)

Knowledge of system integration and system test

Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team

Proven written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills

Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools

Engineering experience on a government software development contract

Experience with complex satellite ground systems, particularly previous deployment of developed systems to ground station operations

Experience in architecture design/development of SW centric system

Qualified Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist or equivalent.



Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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