Zenetex LLC

Computer Programmer II - IDEA Lab

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2020 4:15 PM)
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Position Overview

ZENETEX specializes in management and technology support services for a variety of federal agencies and commercial organizations. We have an excellent opportunity for a Computer Programmer. Interest and/or experience with virtual environments/game engines is preferred, but not required. The Computer Programmer will provide support for the Interoperability, Design, Engineering & Application (IDEA) Lab. This position requires a secret security clearance to start.


Supporting Computer Programmer (software development) efforts, the Programmer shall design, develop, implement, and document Modeling and Simulation (M&S) systems, software, research efforts, and related processes including system interoperability. The Programmer shall identify research requirements and methods to improve current systems and processes. The Programmer shall provide CSS personnel to support in performing the following work:

  • Develop software using high order languages that is efficient, readable, and well documented.
  • Prepare reports describing status of software under development.
  • Monitor the progress of training system Contractors during computer systems, software and/or equipment development and procurement. Test and install the procured item(s) upon receipt for compliance with procurement and design requirements.
  • Solve problems that arise during the development or modification of simulation related real-time computational systems.
  • Analyze requirements and prepare a software design approach for proposed training system(s). Provide alternative design approaches with trade¬off analyses and risk assessments.
  • Develop cost and lead-time estimates for the software to be developed.
  • Prepare budgets and plans for purchase and maintenance of software to be developed.
  • Conduct analyses to ensure that software designs are cost effective and satisfy requirements.
  • Develop engineering specifications detailing design, expected performance, testing, and provisions for software acceptance.
  • Review training system Contractor's design approach, criteria, and design reports.
  • Review software design and conduct code reviews.
  • Monitor and adhere to the software configuration management practices.
  • Become familiar with external Contractor's procedures and controls for software development in order to effectively monitor and assess the software development effort.
  • Identify problems encountered in software development and provide recommendations that resolve these problems.
  • Develop test plans and when needed, provide CSS in performing examinations and acceptance tests.
  • Actively maintain and enhance job related knowledge and skills in M&S, software development techniques, state-of-the-art computer architectures, emerging technologies, and other software development areas.
  • Apply decision analysis techniques to ensure that the engineering approach is cost effective and satisfies the training objectives.
  • Monitor and assess software development status and provide CSS personnel to provide support in resolving related programmatic issues.


  • Bachelor's degree in electronics or computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • Must have C#, Java, SQL, JavaFX and WPF experience
  • 3+ years of practical experience in software development associated with modeling and simulation within the training and training systems domains
  • Detailed understanding of FOM (Federation Object Model) development
  • Proven experience with full software life cycle development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidates meeting the above criteria that also have development experience developing software used to bridge simulation protocols will be given preferential consideration
  • Formal training in M&S techniques desired but not required


Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.

Security Clearance

  • This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance

ZENETEX is an Equal Opportunity/affirmative action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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