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CPI provides scientific and engineering support to the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). The STELLA (System to Estimate Latitude and Longitude Astronomically) software is a software application for celestial navigation at sea. STELLA was developed and is maintained by the USNO. This position will provide support to the USNO for programming, documentation, testing and certification activities for the development of an updated version of STELLA. The new version will include a modernized user interface, increased functionality and adherence to current Navy cybersecurity standards. The main focus of this position will be on the graphical user interface; however, the developer will be called upon to interface with astronomers maintaining and updating the computational engine. The position is expected to become available in the late January-early February 2018 time frame. The position will be located at the USNO in Washington, D.C. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities and Duties
Programming, documentation, testing and certification activities; modernization of the user interface; increased functionality and adherence to current Navy cybersecurity standards; interface with astronomers maintaining and updating the computational engine.
Qualifications and Skills
A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in physical science, mathematics, computer science or engineering is required.
Experience with Microsoft Windows GUI development is required. GUI development in C# (preferred) or Java is desired.
Knowledge of C/C++ is required. Experience with Java or C# and Microsoft .Net is desirable.
A minimum of four years of experience in multiple parts of the software development life-cycle is required; full life-cycle experience is desirable.
Experience working in a side-by-side government/contractor development organization is desirable.
U.S. citizenship is required. Recent possession of a Common Access Card (CAC) or other Federal ID is required.
CPI is an employee-owned company offering benefits designed for employee satisfaction and retention. CPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time