Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Aberdeen Proving Ground
United States


Software Engineer

KBR, Inc. provides professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Government Services, Technology, and Hydrocarbons Services. This role will support our Government Services segment, which offers life-cycle support solutions to defense, space, aviation, and other programs and missions for military and other government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This segment's services include research and development, test and evaluation, program management and consulting, mission planning, operational and platform support, logistics and facilities, training, and security.

KBR has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer supporting our Army Team in our Aberdeen Proving Ground location.

This role will facilitate Software change requests (SCRs) and software problem reports (SPRs) in addition to software maintenance, emergency releases, and information assurance vulnerability alert (IAVA).

The incumbent will be responsible for providing functional and empirical analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of software systems to include:

  • Application software
  • Utility software
  • Development software
  • Diagnostic software
  • Design, develop, test, and integrate mission critical software for the United States Army using the latest software tools and techniques.
  • Work as part of an active member of the software development team.
  • Will be responsible for the oversight of software designs from requirements, implementation, test development, and supporting integrated software builds/integration tests.
  • Support creation and updating of all relevant specifications for design, development, and testing.

Supports unit testing of code, including manipulation of data for analysis of system requirements. Other duties as required

A key part of this role is understanding the complete TSP system and how it interacts with other components in the Army architecture to include interfacing with DCGSA and the Grey Eagle platforms.

Develops and applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems. Plans, conducts and technically directs projects or major phases of significant projects, coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services. May provide technical consultation to other organizations and unit leadership.


Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, MIS, Computer Engineering, or Engineering plus eight to ten years of related experience. In lieu of education, additional experience will be accepted, per contract requirements. Contract requirements will prevail.

The incumbent must have a solid background in software engineering to understand the software development cycle since part of this responsibility is working with the program to ensure the software is delivered on time and to specification.

Eight or more years’ software engineering or related experience is required.

Must have proven experience providing functional and empirical analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of software systems, including, but not limited to:

  • Development software
  • Utility software
  • Application software
  • Diagnostic software

Must have experience participating in the development of test strategies, devices, and systems.

Experience with embedded systems and troubleshooting and debugging application software is required.

An active Secret clearance.

Must have a clear understanding of databases, data modeling and be able to work with developers and provide direction , when necessary.

This role will also consists of some configuration management.

Prefer that the incumbent have a clear understanding of SIGNIT and the relevant CONOP for Aerial SIGNIT processing.

Must be familiar with networking concepts, communications and Information Assurance. Although these are not key specifications for the job as there are other specifics individuals who focus on these, they are key to an overall understanding of the system.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law

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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .