Stellar Science Ltd Co

Software Engineers for Scientific Applications (ABQ) - Albuquerque, NM & Tysons Corner/Vienna, VA (NoVA)

Back End Developer in Albuquerque, NM , Vienna, VA

Posted 2019-05-23

Stellar Science is a growing Albuquerque-based scientific software development company seeking talented software developers to create and extend exciting scientific and engineering analysis applications. We maintain high standards in all our software development efforts, utilizing modern development practices including continuous integration, test-driven development, and code reviews in order to develop high quality, maintainable, and reusable code. By employing a lightweight development process, we remain highly productive and responsive to changing customer needs.

We develop custom software products in domains that include: computer vision and image processing, image simulation, high power microwave systems modeling and simulation, laser source generation and effects modeling, computational electromagnetics (CEM), space situational awareness (SSA), high performance computing (HPC), and computer aided design (CAD) tools, among others.

Applicants may range from recent college graduates to experienced software engineers; the main requirements are that candidates be top-notch, responsible, self-motivated, honest, able to work well independently or in small teams, and be able to rapidly learn new languages, tools, and techniques as needed to meet mission requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

B.S. in computer science, physics, math, engineering, or a related field
Substantial software development experience
Object-oriented design and programming in C++ or Java
Ability to implement, understand, and maintain mathematical and scientific codes
U.S. citizen willing to undergo background investigation


Masters or doctorate candidate in computer science or a scientific or engineering field with substantial software development experience
Majoring or experience in a computational science/engineering field

Experience in any of the following is a plus:

Cross-platform software development on Linux and Windows
3D graphics using Open Scene Graph and/or OpenGL
User interface development with Qt, Java Swing, or GWT
Supercomputing, CUDA, OpenMP, MPI, threads
Google Closure or similar tools for large-scale JavaScript development
OSGi, Orekit, or Apache Commons Math
Image processing, imagery analysis, or computer vision
Aerospace vehicles, orbital mechanics, electromagnetics, or space situational awareness
Directed energy modeling and simulation
Computer aided design (CAD)


A representative sample of your code may be requested early in the evaluation process, e.g. something you've written for work, for a class, or for fun. It need not compile, but should be long enough to help evaluate your programming and software engineering skills.

Stellar Science is a forward-thinking business that allows its developers and scientists to work at home on occasion when consistent with job requirements. Standard benefits include ten paid federal holidays (which may be floated as desired), three weeks vacation, a generous fully employer-funded SEP IRA, and fully employer-funded health insurance, as well as dental, disability, and life insurance.

Stellar Science is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, in accordance with 41 CFR Part 60-1

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Company summary

Stellar Science is a computer software company providing leading-edge scientific analysis software for its customers. With careful application of cutting-edge techniques and tools, we provide software that is robust, extensible, maintainable, and will continue to meet the needs of its users for years to come.

Hiring smart, self-motivated professionals who bridge the gap between Science & Modern Software Engineering.
Opportunities in Modern C++ & Java
Meaningful work in fascinating domains
Remarkable Work-Life Flexibility
Exceptional Benefits
Celebrating 20 Years of success in the Aerospace & Defense Industry
Advancing Science Through Outstanding Software


Stellar Science is a forward-thinking business that provides its employees with many standard benefits:

flexible work schedules
the ability to do some work from home when consistent with job requirements
a generous fully employer-funded SEP IRA
fully employer-funded health insurance
dental, disability, and life insurance
ten paid federal holidays (which may be floated as desired)
three weeks vacation
+unlimited coffee, soft drinks, tea
+frequent snacks/ frequent office lunches
+tech talks

Interview process

1. Candidate applies
2. Resume Review
3. Code Sample request or Coding Test assigned
4. Code Sample or Test is reviewed by Developer
5. Technical Phone Screen (Phone & Computer w/ interactive coding session)
6. Management screen - In person, Skype, or Phone
7. Headquarters Interview (In person, full day, travel & lodging provided)
HQ interview 9 am - 3 pm: interviewee gives a ~ 15 minute of something interesting (coding project usually) Q&A, 4 individual interviews about 40 minutes each with coding challenges (whiteboard or in IDE), lunch for everyone who wants to go, tour of the office, demo of a software tool, 1 hour interview with CEO.

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