Software Developer

San Diego, CA
Job Type
Mid level

Job Description

This program requires US Citizenship
The client is seeking a C Developer to join our team. The successful candidate will work across a variety of Cryptographic and Space-Based development initiatives performing development in C. Contributions include researching, designing, prototyping and developing solutions for cryptographic devices. These security-focused solutions enable the warfighters mission and safety. Activities include:

  • Develop performant software in resource-constrained environments
  • Perform full software development lifecycle, including design, development, testing / automation, and integration
  • Develop interfaces to high assurance crypto modules

This team operates in an Agile Scrum development environment and uses sound software engineering, object oriented, and functional programming principles to ensure that developed code has high quality, is maintainable, efficient, reliable, understandable, secure and fault tolerant. As a C Developer you will support the software configuration management process and understand software components and their interface requirements with other APIs and host systems (i.e., virtualized, containerized, or hardware). This position requires someone who is proactive and passionate about ensuring the quality of software deliverables and can communicate with the development teams (including Leidos, subcontractors, and customer representatives) what is required to achieve this effectively on diverse tasks.
What you will like about this position…

  • Being part of an amazing team of professionals all passionate about the vision of the product and the positive impact it provides to our many customers.
  • Implementing a wide variety of forward leaning technologies and the use of powerful industry-standard development tools and practices.


  • Position requires a current/active Secret DoD security clearance.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, or similar domain experience.
  • 8-10 years’ Experience in programming and development with C
  • A core understanding and experienced with coding cryptographic and other low-level algorithms
  • Developer experience with Linux O/S environment and operation
  • Kernel module programming for Linux
  • Boot processing including file system (data at rest) encryption
  • Key generation/derivation functions (KDS)
  • Use and implementation of hashing algorithms
  • Auditing and audit protection and verification mechanisms
  • Experienced at developing code from a detailed set of requirements and designs.
  • Ability to appropriately document software during development.
  • This position will require secret classified development.
  • Works well in a team environment and has excellent written and communication skills.

Preferred (some subset of the following):

  • Experience in Scrum Methodology or other Agile practices.
  • Experience with Mobile Application Development.
  • Experience with low-level C programming as well as Object-oriented languages (C++, Java, etc.)
  • Experience with Software CM (e.g., Subversion, Git, GitLab, GitHub).
  • Experience with Agile Management Tools and Concepts (e.g., VersionOne, JIRA, Rally, etc.).
  • Understanding of Crypto Development or Cryptographic Key Management
  • Understanding of Security requirements and implementation including:
    • Windows and Unix security architectures
    • Public Key Infrastructure with trust chains, certificates, revocation checking, cert validation.
    • Cryptographic mechanisms such as SHA, HMAC, Elliptic Curve, and quantum resistance approaches
    • Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
    • Security frameworks adhering to STIGs, RMF
    • ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans
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