Software Engineer, Trainer - 38202 in San Antonio, TX at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 5/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With more than 80 years of experience engineering science and technology solutions to support national security, Alion supports clients with big ideas and real solutions.  

Position Summary  

Provide support, development, enhancement, and oversight of Cyber Network Operations (CNO) Mission Training. Provide CNO Technical and Management skills to enhance, modify, and develop up-to-date curriculum and modules. Provide CNO expertise in multiple environments and configurations to support the development and execution of advanced training involving virtual, simulated, and test networks and platforms and/or systems. Maintain, develop, enhance, and execute a standards and evaluation program for mission certification of new personnel, existing personnel recertification, and personnel promoted or moving into new positions. 


  • Provide software development expertise to training at an intermediate level, includiung curriculum development and maintenance
  • Maintain SME level knowledge and expertise at the intermediate developer level to ensure quality training products are developed and up-to-date training and guidance is provided to the operator 
  • Manage, maintain, collect, and generate necessary input data, environment, and configurations and updates to support realistic operator training with an accurately represented operations 
  • Use the CI/CD pipeline for automated deployment of newly developed training
  • Create and manage virtual environments through the use of virtual machines, Docker containers, or Kubernetes with a knowledge of cloud infrastructures and computing
  • Design and develop modular capabilities that are scalable and can integrate with server or cloud-based data stores and front-end GUIs for training systems
  • Must take and pass a skills assessment within 6 weeks at a basic programming level.  Then prepare for and pass a senior developer’s skills assessment within one year
  • Must have experience with either Windows or Linux internals, user modes, kernel modes, and an understanding of reverse engineering/ vulnerability research

Education and Experience:  
BS in Computer Science or a related field with five to seven years (5-7) of experience or MS in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with three to five (3-5) years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

  • Top Secret SCI – Willing to take Polygraph if required
  • 3+ years’ experience in computer programming, using Python, C, PowerShell, Bash
  • Working understanding of either Microsoft or Linux Platforms to include: Internal, kernel modes, user modes, and RE/VR
  • Experience working in Agile framework using Scrum methodologies and rapid development cycles 
  • Significant understanding of and practical experience with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP), Socket programming, etc.
  • One to three (1-3) years’ experience teaching technical material to small groups, developing technical training on basic system, network, and/or malware analysis (preferred) 
  • Excellent analytical and technical problem-solving skills 
  • Creating and managing virtual environments 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience 


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible
Diversity Statement We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions. Covid Notice Federal Executive Order 14042 requires that covered contractor employees who work on, or in connection with, covered Federal contracts or at covered contractor workplaces may be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and comply with other requirements. Covered contractor employees also must comply with agency COVID-19 workplace safety requirements while in Federal workplaces. Applicant agrees to comply with said requirements to the extent they apply to the applied-for position.
Mission Technologies
HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all – domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HIIs domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit
HII’s is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135 – year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission – driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

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