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CUAS Software Project Manager / Engineer

Xator Corp
Summit Point, WV
  • Posted: November 24, 2022
  • Full-Time

Xator is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to serve as a Software Project Manager. Candidate will inform and shape OEM system integration into a system of systems solution to meet multiple defense and security protection needs from airborne threats to include small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. This position will perform tasks such as research, development, OEM coordination, and assist with programming, and verification and validation of CUAS capabilities.

  • Shapes development/integration priorities for the client that can be articulated to various CUAS OEMs and monitors the subsequent development to ensure system of systems synchronization
  • Responsible for writing, coding, documenting, and testing software applications that interface with other systems. Must be able to work independently and cooperatively with other software developers.
  • Develop both backend service functions and front end user interface functions leveraging existing frameworks and APIs.
  • Apply advanced techniques (e.g., machine learning(ML)) to improve performance of the detection and categorization of UAS (drones). Serve as a technical consultant or researcher and perform analysis and troubleshooting of system defects and issues.
  • Design quality control and test procedures and apply technical expertise to test system solutions.
  • Use defined procedures to configure, test and debug software; and investigate, analyze and resolve problems on software products.
  • Deliver on multiple portions of projects, including services/products/technology solution evaluation/modification, data development, analysis, first draft written communications, and client interaction.
  • Assist with services/products/technology solution architecture design and installation.
  • Ability to analyze computer and network architectures to optimize performance, security, and laboratory testing.
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Develop and maintain project plans and internal project artifacts and tools to monitor integration tasks and communicate progress to stakeholders.
  • Produce reporting against project deliverables including schedule status, roadblocks, actions, and health matrix.
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Communicate clearly with senior level stakeholders and effectively present solutions
  • Identify, document, and recommend emerging CUAS technologies that meet the client's requirements for further evaluation.
  • Perform document review and editing, as requested.


  • B.S. degree or higher in computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, or similar field

  • Candidate must have 5+ years' industry experience
  • Experience in software engineering, networks, information technology, and/or information systems
  • Must have experience in the following: configuring, designing, and maintaining servers; designing, configuring, and testing personal computer and network software components in a laboratory environment; programming software and command line interfaces; and setting up patch management software and backup management solutions.
  • Must be fluent in VMWare, C, C++, Objective C, Java, communication protocol implementation, Wi-Fi, RFID, Bluetooth, TCP-IP, VoIP, and Linux/Windows/OSX scripting.
  • Must have experience with commercial and government best practices in securing computers, networks, and mobile devices. Must know how to use all major MS Windows applications.
  • Must have detailed understanding and experience in Android/iOS/Blackberry operating systems.
  • Must understand system architecture, application design, and device management and deployment. Must have knowledge of active directory application mode, lightweight directory access protocol, and online certificate status protocol.
  • Must have knowledge of bandwidth utilization.
  • Must demonstrate experience the successful planning, development and the implementation of project in terms of cost, schedule and scope.

Training Requirements
  • PMP Certification or equivalent experience

Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements
  • Candidate will maintain a professional demeanor, demonstrating excellent oral and written communication skills to resolve issues with all stakeholders.
  • Eligible to obtain and hold a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance
  • 2-3 years of Java/J2EE or C/C++ programming experience.
  • Experience with UI/UX design in event driven frameworks desired
  • Experience performing near real time processing of network data streams desired
  • XML or JSON data exchanges (including xml schemas, xslt, xsd, and JSON processing.
  • 1-3 years' experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Experience with following an agile development process and tools (JIRA, Scrum, etc.)
  • Performing source code control and management using Git
  • Designing, implementing, maintaining, and administering computer networks
  • Experience with Junit or other unit testing frameworks.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to learn new software/databases quickly.

  • Full-time 40 hours a week
  • Travel: Position requires limited domestic travel (i.e.,
  • Physical requirements can include walking, climbing, crawling through small spaces, and standing or sitting for long periods of time.

On September 24, 2021, the U.S. Government's Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued "2021 Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors" mandating that Covered federal contractors, including Xator Corporation, and their employees shall be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, this position may require individuals to be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) or have been granted a religious or medical accommodation by December 8, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Xator Corporation, and its Subsidiaries, provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans' status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Summit Point, WV
25446 USA



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