SOLUTE Careers NAVAIR Software Safety Engineer in Lexington Park, Maryland

Software Engineer

SOLUTE, Inc. is seeking a Software Engineer to help monitor the design, development and maintenance of cutting-edge Open Architecture software systems. The successful candidate will participate in software safety/quality and test functions and provide analysis of software processes with safety critical aircraft systems for manned and unmanned platforms. The employee will apply software engineering principles to optimize all aspects of quality and safety to increase the operational effectiveness throughout the lifecycle of the system. This position will afford the opportunity to interact with vendors and OEM suppliers to investigate and integrate third party software systems into an operational aircraft environment. In addition, the candidate will provide expert advice and guidance to team members and valued customers regarding specific technical aspects of systems or concept development.

The ideal candidate will understand, modern programming languages, software requirements and design patterns, and development platforms and should have an interest in expanding their understanding of avionics software development and systems integration methodologies. Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with a cross-functional team of engineers to evaluate software systems to optimize software quality and system safety posture of Open Architecture systems.

  • Analyze requirements, operational environments, and existing system interfaces.

  • Ensure the applicability, usefulness, and quality of delivered software systems.

  • Evaluate, analyze and comment on existing software architectures.

SOLUTE Inc., Patuxent River, located in Lexington Park, Maryland is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing specialized professional services in engineering, flight operations, systems integration, support engineering, and other exciting fields. Our depth of technical expertise, extensive operational military experience, and successful history of contract support to the Department of Defense (DoD) provide a uniquely trusted and influential skillset to our clients. We are a small company of ambitious professional thriving in a highly motivating work environment that fosters creativity and independent thinking. We come from diverse backgrounds, including military operations, aviation, research and development, government, engineering, and academics, and collaborate to design unique, workable solutions for our military and other clients using the latest technology and methodologies. We want to continue to build a team of forward-thinking, innovative professionals with a high level of performance and creativity.


Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in computer science/engineering.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in DoD aircraft weapons/mission systems.

  • Current SECRET security clearance (interim acceptable), or held a SECRET security clearance within the past 10 years.

  • Requires US Citizenship.

  • Requires physical presence at job site at NAS Patuxent River, Lexington Park, MD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity and work experience with MIL-STD-882 and IEEE STD 1228.

  • Prior experience in Naval Aviation software development.

  • Familiarity with avionics systems.

  • Experience in hardware / software integration.

Required Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Capable of representing the company to clients and partners.

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

  • Highly self motivated and directed, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.


Compensation: $70,000 - $110,000, depending on experience.