Darkblade Systems


Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Information Technology
Full Time
Clearance Level Required
TS/SCI with a Full Scope or Lifestyle Polygraph


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Darkblade Systems, an Intrepid Solutions and Services Company, is a trusted provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, delivering scientific, engineering, technical, operational support and training services. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our cleared personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies.


The Software Engineer develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements.


  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
  • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
  • Debug existing software and correct defects; provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features; integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries.
  • Write or review software and system documentation.
  • Develop or implements algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components.
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards.
  • Confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes and investigate problem areas.
  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces; and coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance; design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints.
  • Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Review and test software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results and resolves software problem reports.
  • Perform quality control on team products.
  • Utilize software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment.
  • Provide specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.
  • Works individually or as part of a team.



  • This position operates on a standard 8 hour schedule Monday - Friday. 


  • Little to no travel expected.




  • Active Top Secret / SCI clearance with Full Scope/Lifestyle Polygraph
  • ***TS/SCI  and polygraph are required upon application for initial consideration.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.



  • Fourteen (14) years of experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.


  • Java, node.js, Rest API, Oracle APEX, Git, Atlassian Tool Suite.
  • Background in applied Information Technology and/or Computer Science.
  • MA/MS in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, Cybersecurity or related disciplines.
  • Works well in a small team environment.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.



Darkblade Systems does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Darkblade Systems may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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