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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Join us! We are a Defense and Intelligence Solutions team; team members are challenged in designing and developing complex and innovative software solutions across a variety customers and platform types. Telecommuting position from San Antonio, Texas with excellent benefits and working alongside great teammates.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Serve the Division as a highly motivated, proactive, and detailed oriented Lead Computer Scientist.
  • Our dynamic team of Software Architects, other Computer Scientists and Engineers are designing, developing, and documenting next generation software solutions.
  • Contribute to and lead small teams through all aspects of the Software Life Cycle using Agile Methodologies, to include but not limited to requirements creation and interpretation, leading design, trade studies, development, testing, task tracking and status, and deployment.
  • Support/lead design and development for new technical solutions and frameworks for thin client, server side development, OOP, embedded programming and database patterns and implementation. Create and contribute to customer required requirements, design and other documentation.
  • Understand applied research solutions and contribute to designs that will support more robust scalability, sustainability, and availability to enable moving the solution from a research to an operational environment.
  • Effective and proactive communication, both verbally and in writing. Give task updates, recommend technical solutions, ask questions, create technical documentation, and support client interactions.

    Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to and lead the design and development of an advanced software architecture that will utilize object oriented and embedded programming fundamentals, distributing computing, thin clients, and data distribution systems.
    • Actively contribute to all phases of the project life cycle: developing technical requirements, designing and developing innovative solutions to difficult problems, testing and integration with a larger system, and installing and documenting complete solutions.
    • Proactively and effectively interacting with team members, working with the team and customer to understand requirements and constraints of the target environment.
    • Proactively communicating on task status, communicating with team leads and project leadership.
    • Assist or create WBS for SW efforts to support Agile development cycles, assist and/or lead task estimations and schedule creation for SW tasks assigned and for junior team members.
    • Assess and quantify technical debt based on constraints and requirements.
    • Telecommuting position, for AL, AZ, Dis. of Co, FL, IL, GA, MD, MI, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, VA, WV only. 25-50% travel first six months, up to 25% travel after. Travel to SwRI facilities, short-term travel to government client facilities in the U.S. and overseas.


      • Requires a Bachelors or a Masters with a 3.00 GPA in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (emphasis on programming and software development) or related such as computational engineering
      • BS 8, MS 7 years: Experience in a variety of programming languages such as JavaScript, JAVA, C#, C++, HTML5, and Python
      • It is helpful to have a proficient knowledge of embedding software, object-oriented programming, Docker, thin client implementation, and databases such as Oracle, Postgres, SQL
      • Must be able to analyze and translate complex technical requirements into an application design, implementation, unit and integration testing; assess and communicate technical debt associated with constraints and design, create software unit testing, and integration & documentation
      • Be proficient in working with Microsoft Tools, Teams, Various Software Repositories, Various Build Environments, Software Engineering practices, Various Operating systems, Distributed computing, and Computer Science principles
      • Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a proactive communicator, detailed oriented, fast learner, able work in a collaborative team environment, and the ability to self-direct
      • Desired to have 3-5 years working remotely or ability to succeed in a remote environment.
      • A valid/clear driver's license is required

        Special Requirements:

        Work assignment is in Remote. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
        Job Locations: Remote Or San Antonio, Texas

        For more information about this division, visit the home page.

        For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click .
        For benefits information at all other locations, click .

        An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
        Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
        Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

        If you need assistance with completing the application, please



Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , REMOTE LEAD COMPUTER SCIENTIST - PRINCIPAL COMPUTER SCIENTIST - SIGNAL PROCESSING, IT / Software / Systems , San Antonio, Texas

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