Software Engineer SME

Job Locations US-OK-Tinker AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2/28/2024 12:45 PM)
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Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide support to the Aerospace Management Systems Division, which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB,MA.



WORK STATUS:  Full-time; salaried

CLEARANCE: Must have an active US security clearance



  • Provide technical expertise overseeing and auditing the design, development,integration and test of software used to import, validate, verify and pack navigational databases into a form that can be loaded into Flight Management Systems (FMS).
  • Participate in the auditing of contractors and government agencies that are involved in the production of data meeting the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type 1 Letter of Acceptance and FAA Type 2 letter of Acceptance.  
  • This position requires a highly technical background, including software development experience and implementing or auditing compliance to RTCA DO-200B and FAA AC20-153B.
  • It includes the review, analysis, and assessment of contractor implementations of systems and associated software services, derived requirements specifications, design documents, interface control documents, source code, and design implementation. 
  • Must have an understanding of how aeronautical data translates into the flight paths of aircraft.    
  • Provide specific knowledge and expertise on the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF) format and the ARINC 424 navigational database format.   
  • Position will be involved in the development of verification tools for navigational databases.
  • Develop recommendations for the Government regarding how well designs satisfy current requirements and business goals. 
  • Actively participate in team meetings to develop plans and contingencies for system implementation. 



  • C++ and Java experience (UML, Design Patterns)
  • XML experience
  • Experience in unit testing and debugging
  • Experience in software architecture design
  • Experience in reviewing and writing technical documentation and reports
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Proactive and responsive team member
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with version control and bug tracking (GIT, SVN, etc.)

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

.             Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical

Engineering or related field (Required):

.             Experience working with  aeronautical navigational databases





What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


 This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.





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