Principal Software Engineer (NASA) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Principal Software Engineer (NASA)

KBR is looking for a?Principal?Software Engineer? to support NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development 3 (EED-3) contract . Full time telecommuting and/or remote is available for this position. In this role, you will work with an amazing team of engineers, on the EED-3 program that supports NASA in its mission to?provide scientists and other users access to data from NASA’s Earth science missions.?More specifically, you will be working with the NGAP team, which has developed and is maintaining a cloud-based development platform to host all EOSDIS cloud applications. ? As a Principal Software Engineer?on?the KBR EED-3?team, you will ensure adherence to operational agreements and polices (including response times), compliance to program and NASA standards and requirements (including Section 508 compliance), leveraging of industry best practices for automation and scalability of assets, and implementation of issue detection and alerts.? ?? Required Skills:

  • Recent experience with in-depth knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS)?
  • Experience supporting Cloud based infrastructure and operations automating processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions in a Cloud based DevOps environment.
  • Experience with developing data-driven automation solutions leveraging observability tools ( ElasticSearch or Splunk preferred)
  • Recent programming / scripting experience in any of C++, BASH, Python, Java and Java script (within an Agile development environment preferred)
  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and at least 8?years of prior relevant experience or an advanced Degree in a related field and 5 years of prior relevant experience

Desired Skills:

  • Familiar with core suite of AWS services related to DevOps, with? particular depth ?in those that are heavily used when providing DevOps automation solutions, including the Management and Deployment services such as Terraform and IAM?
  • Experience with the UNIX OS.?
  • Experience with full life cycle Software design and development experience on large/complex n-tier Cloud based applications
  • Experience implementing cloud security solutions using DevSecOps processes?
  • Experience optimizing cost for cloud hosted applications and services?

Required Education & Experience:

  • Must have a BS in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 8 years or prior relevant experience OR an advanced Degree in a related field and 5 years of prior relevant experience.


  • This position requires?a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. Must be able to pass a National Agency Clearance with Inquires (NACI) screening

Due to the nature of?the?work, we can only consider U.S. Person (US Citizen or US Person/ Permanent Resident ‘Green Card’ holder)??who are able to pass a National Agency Clearance with Inquires (NACI) screenings.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

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.