Senior Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 2018R-4152-69
    • Job Location: Herndon, VA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 18, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: November 27, 2018
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Job Description:

As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects. Our team is helping the world’s leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation. The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at iDirect…imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: the sky is truly the limit!

We are seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer with a strong background in software design and development to work in a team that will implement next generation features for iDirect satellite communication products. This engineer will work with an outstanding team of engineers with the goal of delivering a premier IP-based satellite communication product making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world.

Our teams use Scrum for Agile software development, and as such we work in diverse teams where thoughts and ideas are shared and collaboration is actively encouraged. This gives team members the opportunity to work across products, getting to understand exactly how products operates, and how it fits within the larger iDirect communication solution.

Experience and Skills:


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline is preferred.


  • Strong problem solving and communications skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with technical leadership potential and proven success in a structured development environment.
  • Possess the ability to proactively drive technical solutions in a collaborative environment.
  • Good software design skills using proven and best practice design methodologies & related principles; Strong command of Object Oriented Design and Object Oriented Programming techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing quality and maintainable software.
  • Hands-on experience developing, designing and testing multi-threaded and multi-process applications on Linux, with strong working knowledge of C++.
  • Good understanding of networking and network protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.


  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing C++ software applications.
  • 5+ years of experience programming in Linux
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Linux Kernel.
  • Strong knowledge of C, C++, OOD/OOP
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, and sockets programming
  • Knowledge of networking protocols


  • Excellent presentation skills required
  • A solid working knowledge of UML is strongly desirable.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced development environment
  • Experience in satellite communications systems is strongly desired
  • Working experience with tools such as GDB and Valgrind.
  • Git experience is strongly desired.
  • Scripting using shell scripting or Python.