Cosmic AES Job Openings

Software Engineer II (OPIR Team)

Centennial, CO

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nation’s toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for a software engineer to support the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Remote Sensing Directorate (RS).  The Remote Sensing Systems Directorate's (RS) mission is to develop, deploy, and sustain surveillance capabilities in support of missile warning, missile defense, battle space awareness, technical intelligence, and environmental monitoring.  Specifically, SMC/RS is responsible for the OPIR family of systems and the DoD Weather System.  OPIR systems include the Defense Support Program (DSP), the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), and Wide Field of View (WFOV).  Weather system programs include the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), Weather System Follow-on (WSF), numerous technical demonstrations, and large civil/international/commercial stakeholders and engagements.  The candidate will support data exploitation efforts to leverage sensor data from multiple systems.  Additionally, the candidate will work directly with operators within the Overhead Persistent Infrared Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) at Buckley AFB, CO to provide enhancements to processing, exploitation, and visualization tools.

Job Duties

  • Lead in the implementation of microservices.

  • Develop additional REST endpoints in existing microservices as well as developing new microservices. Microservices will be implemented in Groovy/Java using the Grails web framework, and other JVM-based languages and technologies.

  • Algorithm development.

  • Application deployment and load-balancing.

  • Persistence tuning and optimization including use of Hibernate and JPA.

Required Qualifications :

  • US citizen, and must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree (Computer Science preferred)

  • 5+ years of software development with Java or Groovy

  • Team player and capable of working in a fast-pasted, team environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency developing with Grails or similar convention-over-configuration framework

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at:

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