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Sr Datalink System Engineer NGTS

MAG Aerospace
Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, Maryland
13 days ago

Position Summary

At MAG, we provide and enable real-time situational awareness to help our customers make the world smaller and safer. We are laser focused on serving our customers by providing technical expertise, operational excellence, and flawless execution. Our success is due entirely to the high caliber of employees we recruit, hire, and retain. At MAG, we look for individuals who thrive in a high-performance environment where challenges are the norm and success is expected.


As a Sr Datalink System Engineer, you will support the Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) development team and training device owners in a wide array of responsibilities. NGTS is a highly advanced virtual training system offering Navy and Air Force pilots the ability to train in a mission setting. The Next Generation Threat System product is a continually evolving synthetic environment generator that supports multiple platform/services training, testing, analysis and research, and development.


*** This is a Hybrid Opportunity - after initial on site training, expectation is 1/2 days a week onsite***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop software for an advanced synthetic training environment. 
  • This software is integrated into flight simulators to support pilot training against potential threats. 
  • Support software development, software integration, customer training and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of standard programming algorithms, design patterns, and object-oriented software design
  • Evaluates and review C++ language code Programming using C++, Python 3, HTML
  • Develops Parallel processes, threading, process communication
  • Develops Web-based applications using development technology
  • Collaborates with team members to design future enhancements
  • Must have familiarity with time-series analysis a plus


Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with scripting, database, and programming languages such C++.

  • Ability to communicate and present technical details both written and verbally.
  • Must have the ability to accommodate a hybrid schedule (1-2 days a week in office) with a mandatory 2-3 month on site training period.

  • 10 years of relevant work experience as a Software Developer



  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering.

  • Degrees in Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, or Aerospace, Computer, Software Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical Engineering may qualify with at least 10 year of C++ experience

Desired Requirements


The desired skills, knowledge, and education include:

  • Experience with scripting, database, and programming in Python 3, and HTML.

  • Experience support Special Access Program (SAP) efforts.


Other Qualifications


Outside of the above, other certifications, licenses, or clearances include:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.



Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy


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.
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MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.


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