Software Engineer

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

Position Title

Software Engineer

Work Location

Warner Robins, GA

Hours Per Week

40

Job Type

Professional

Responsibilities

- Designs, creates, modifies, integrates, tests, or maintains system software, applications, embedded software, engineering/scientific software, web applications, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence-based software.

- Communicates with colleagues and more senior developers on technical designs and development.

- Documents the software design using flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, self-documenting code, inline comments, and/or other appropriate documentation.

- Develops software solutions by studying existing code, user requirements, data usage, and systems flow.

- Provides project status to internal and external customers.

- Analyzes source code and recommends software quality and/or performance improvements.

- Manages the software development life cycle.

- Decomposes typical, non-complex software requirements into actionable steps.

- Manages role-based access control and access control list for systems and devices.

- Prepares reports on programming project specifications, activities, or status.

- Directs system testing and validation procedures.

- Directs software programming and documentation development.

- Collaborates with colleagues, customers, and other companies on Software and Cybersecurity Product Area projects.

- Adheres to approved MSP quality management policies and principles, and promotes an attitude of commitment to continuous quality improvement.

- During all business-related activities, particularly during customer contacts, remains alert or any problem or opportunity that may lead to additional business for any MERC core business area.

- Whenever possible, uses any available opportunity to promote MERC capabilities and interests to customers and potential customers.

- Reports potential MERC business opportunities to the Director of Acquisition Strategy through the Chief Engineer.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science from an ABET accredited institution and 2 years of directly related experience; or a Master's degree in same and 1 year of directly related experience; or a Ph.D. in same.

- Possesses or capable of possessing Security+ CE Certification.

- Beginner with the agile framework and the software development life cycle. 

- Beginner with secure coding practices.

- Beginner with database design principles and Structured Query Language.

- Beginner with C#, .NET frameworks including MVC, Web Forms, and/or .NET core Python, Java, JavaScript, and J-Query.

- Beginner with the development of testing strategies for components and/or applications. 

Benefits of Working at MERC
MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.
 
Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.
 
MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay. 
Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Biweekly

FLSA Status

Exempt

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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