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Journeyman Software Engineer, Patuxent River, MD (ID#14639)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is looking for a Journeyman Software Engineer to support the Advanced Concepts & Rapid Transition (AC&RT) 4.11.6 division within Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.  This position is located at NAS Patuxent River, MD.



Sensor integration

  • Read and understand Interface Control Document (ICD) and understand the associated functionality.
  • Write/integrate and test a low level driver to get the data into a format that is consistent with the open architecture. 
  • Sensors will include: Electro Optics / Infra-Red (EO/IR) cameras, Radar/Lidar.

Sensor/Data/Track Fusion

  • Integrate track/data fusion engine into an existing software architecture.

Pattern matching

  • Develop and code techniques to identify air vehicle given large amounts of sensor data while rejecting similar patterns associate with the surround environment

User interface

  • Make changes to user interface in order to rapidly prototype display of sensor data

Network Architect

  • Combine different networks (RDTE, NMCI, etc) to work inside the open architecture environment.




  • 2-4 years’ experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in software of computer engineering required
  • Experience using modern software tools
  • Experience with configuration management, bug tracking, reverse engineering, and analysis tools
  • Experience using Open Architecture concepts and the current standards



  • Active Secret Clearance desired
  • Understanding and use of following languages: C/C++, Python, XML, Matlab
  • Knowledge in using Windows and Linux Operation Systems


  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting on a military base within NAWCAD 4.11.6 laboratories climate controlled laboratories

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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