ThayerMahan – Senior Software Engineer

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ThayerMahan is looking for an experienced software engineer to join our tight-knit but growing software team. Our R&D team is building software solutions to derive actionable insights from our global fleet of unmanned ocean surface vehicles collecting acoustic and electronic data. Software efforts range from a combination of front-end and back-end development in support of web applications to embedded Linux and microcontroller applications. We’re hiring a developer that can work on features from concept through to delivery. Ideal candidates can design and implement end-to-end solutions using on-premises and cloud-based technology, by working with customers and fellow developers to design features and develop the code.  

Full-time remote work is acceptable although proximity to Groton, CT is preferred. 

For more information and application submission, please contact Richard Hine, Chief Operating Officer at

Key Responsibilities: 

·      Design and develop new user-facing features and prototypes. 

·      Maintain and improve existing features and codebases. 

·      Build reusable code and libraries that others can leverage and build upon. 

·      Ensure the technical feasibility of proposed designs. 

·      Optimize code for maximum speed and scalability. 

·      Collaborate with team members to build attractive and usable solutions. 

·      Teach and mentor others through code review and pair programming. 

Required Qualities: 

  • Desire to be part of a high-functioning, close-knit team and can mix and match capabilities within the team.  

·      Has experience designing large features, and leading projects.  

·      Can effectively communicate and enjoys collaborating with peers.  

·      Can quickly learn new/unfamiliar technologies and is excited to teach others.  

·      Thrives when given autonomy.  

·      Interested in understanding and solving problems that stretch across engineering disciplines.  

·      Preference for working in fast-paced agile environments and for action over passivity when faced with ambiguous problem sets.  

  • US Citizen and able to obtain a DoD security clearance. 

Bonus Points: 

·      Experience in Python, TypeScript/JavaScript, and C/C++.  

·      Experience with frameworks and technologies such as Flask, Angular, PostgreSQL, and AWS.  

·      Experience with disciplined software development using Git and GitLab.  

·      Experience with the Linux operating system on embedded systems.  

·      Experience with real-time operating systems, and applied control system programming.  

·      Experience with unmanned frameworks such as Pixhawk, MOOS or ROS. 

·      Experience with the design of distributed systems.  

·      Experience with software security standards and implementation for government customers.