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Software Engineer – EVG


Software Engineer – EVG

KBR has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Software Engineer at its Sioux Falls, SD location. KBR is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls.  The multidisciplinary staff, in partnership with NASA and in support of the Landsat project uses their unique expertise in remote sensing-based science and technologies to carry out research, data acquisition, information access and management and archive preservation to provide satellite ground imagery data to users and science organizations around the world.  This effort represents the world’s longest continuously-acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data with over four decades of imagery.  

Core Responsibilities:

The Software Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing tasks required in the development of software products in support of the Landsat project.  Responsibilities include:

Communicate and coordinate activities and technical status with the Software Engineering Lead, Systems Engineer, and other Project team members, as appropriate
Ensure all software activities are conducted in accordance with the Software Development Life Cycle
Provide support for software planning including software requirements definition, activity identification, and estimating
Perform and document preliminary and detailed design of components making up a software product
Perform code development for assigned tasks
Develop and conduct unit testing
Document the testing effort through generation of test plans, procedures, and reports.
Submit, analyze, and manage configuration change requests in accordance with established Configuration Management (CM) processes
Ensure proper process is followed and documentation is properly maintained
Participate in peer reviews

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.

Experience: 2-3 years of related experience in a Software Engineering environment is desired.  Experience with image processing, satellite ground systems and/or cloud computing are a plus.

Required Skills:

The candidate must have previous 3 years US residency
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Knowledge of software engineering methodology
C/C++ experience
Python experience
Relational database experience (Oracle/Postgres)
Unix/Linux experience
Experience with change management tools such as Git
Performing duties onsite at USGS EROS facility, Sioux Falls, SD

Desired Skills:

Perl experience
GUI Development
Image processing
Experience with Cloud Computing

Employees must adhere to all health and safety requirements, including any COVID-19 vaccination and mask-wearing guidelines and requirements as established for KBR and/or client sites.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination

Candidates must have strong technical abilities, excellent communication skills, and a teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly-skilled Information Technology Team.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website (

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please on-line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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