Junior Software Engineer

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Date Posted: 10-10-2017
Are you interesting in contributing to the analysis and development of secure Linux computing environments?  Tresys is looking for individuals interested in OS hardening techniques and developing security solutions using Linux and Android. We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated computer engineers and developers with varying years of experience. We will train and mentor new engineers to develop deep OS security knowledge and experience. You will apply software analysis, design, and implementation skills to develop, configure, and analyze computer security related software and associated security policies including SELinux. The work will involve design, analysis, and testing.
We will provide: 
  • Linux security training and mentoring
  • Work-Life Balance, potential for advancement, casual work environment.
  • Interesting problems at the heart of operating system security.
  • An exciting, stable, small business work environment where creative thinking, expert software development skills, and team work are highly valued and rewarded.
  • The freedom and autonomy you need to tackle challenging technical problems.
  • Customers that need secure systems today to accomplish important work and missions.

Candidate Requirements:
  • Software development skills using C, Shell and scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Creativity and a proven track record of finding and implementing solutions to real problems.
  • Ability to independently identify technical problems, research and define solutions, and then implement in a timely manner.
  • Working experience and knowledge of Linux development.
  • Desire to solve Linux security issues.
  • Familiarity with and the ability to discuss basic Linux OS security topics.
  • Experience using collaborative software development tools and workflows, including version control. Git experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Complex software development is a team exercise and we need people that can find the answers and then help others understand.
Foundational Requirements:
  • BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or related field and 2 years of Linux experience.
  • Candidates with at least 4 years of strong work related experience with Linux security will also be considered.
  • U.S. Citizenship required due to Government contract requirements.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance (or above) is required due to Government contract requirements.
About Tresys:
Innovative Security Solutions is Our Business: Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Tresys Technology innovates and applies advanced technologies to solve the high-security requirements of commercial, critical infrastructure, defense and intelligence customers.
Valuing People is our Culture: We think we have developed the ideal environment for creating a flourishing business AND a unique, enviable culture. We know that our culture is unique and that the work we do is interesting and challenging because we hear it all the time from our people. Our benefits include mentoring and training programs designed to identify and provide opportunities for career pathing; employee and family medical, vision, dental, and prescription plans; tuition reimbursement; corporate 401k contribution regardless of the amount of employee participation; annual profitability bonuses; a minimum of three weeks of vacation; a casual environment; flexible work hours/schedules; work/life balance; free biweekly lunches; weekly brown bag learning sessions; professional certification reimbursement; free sodas; CTF team; conference & seminar participation; R&D opportunities; certification study groups; and other professional development opportunities.
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