Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States


Software Engineer

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), of the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC) at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funded project, located near Sioux Falls, SD is recruiting a Software Engineer to support the Earth Observing System (EOS) project.

If you possess a Software Engineering background and discipline, we encourage you to join our talented, multidisciplinary team. You will contribute to and be responsible for developing and maintaining cutting edge, front end and back end systems, user interfaces and applications used for the management of, visualization of, and distribution of remotely sensed satellite and airborne imagery.

This full-time Software Engineering opportunity will provide you with a continued software development experience with progressing responsibility. This work in software development, web development, database development and support, and maintaining and enhancing graphical user interfaces, will be exciting and challenging.

Education : Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science

Experience: Minimum of 1 year of software engineering experience

In your Software Engineering role, you will:

  • Design and build applications and services using modern software development practices and tools
  • Submit, analyze, and execute assigned configuration change requests in accordance with established Configuration Management (CM) processes.
  • Use software design and maintenance techniques that address lifecycle security concepts.
  • Document preliminary and detailed designs of modules and components that make up a software product.
  • Participate in peer reviews, generate test plans, procedures, and provide content to reports.
  • Support system anomaly analysis, investigation and troubleshooting activities.
  • Communicate with and provide technical status reports on assigned activities to the Software Engineering Lead, Systems Engineer, and other Project Team members, as appropriate.
  • Support special projects, tasks, and or initiatives as assigned.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or related field.
  • Has at least 1 years’ experience in a software development role.
  • Is experienced and comfortable working in Unix/Linux and or MS Windows environments.
  • Will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Possesses the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Can adapt well to change in direction and priorities in a project and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Has development experience and knowledge with at least two of the following languages: Python, PHP, Perl.
  • Has development experience with relational databases such as Oracle or PostgreSQL
  • Has development experience with HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS
  • Has knowledge of image processing tools such as GDAL and Geographic mapping technologies such as Google Map API, Leaflet Maps API, KML.
  • Has development experience and knowledge with NetBeans, Eclipse, Visual Studio, or other integrated development environments (IDE).
  • Possesses a working knowledge of software development management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, GIT.
  • Has working experience with using office automation tools such as MS Office Suite.
  • Is familiar with or has working knowledge of AWS cloud reference architectures

Candidate must have resided in the US for prior 3 years

Candidates must have strong technical abilities, excellent communication skills, and a teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly-skilled Software Engineering team.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( ).

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on-line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

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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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