Senior Software Engineer - Security Clearance Required

Date:  Mar 29, 2024

Thornton, CO, US

Requisition ID:  35719

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About The Opportunity

We’re looking for an experienced software engineer with a strong development background in Linux based products and applications. This position involves turning customer requirements into innovative, security conscious, software solutions. As a key contributor in a small cross-functional team, you must have the proven ability to architect, design, document, and troubleshoot robust software solutions to meet defined requirements.
Successful candidate must be a United States citizen holding a current Top Secret Clearance with full scope polygraph.  This is an onsite role so candidate must be located within a commutable distance to our Thornton, CO office

About You

What can you bring?
•    You have a passion for building software and solving hard technical problems.
•    You’re very comfortable with Linux and Linux-like environments.
•    Experience in C\C++ with exposure to multi-threading, object-oriented programing.
•    Good in scripting like bash, python, shell etc.
•    Programming experience for general data communication over Ethernet and IP networks (e.g., w/sockets) is a plus.
•    Right attitude towards work (self-learner, takes initiative, good team player).
•    Three or more years at the Engineer Three level, or 11+ years total experience.
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
•    Active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Additional skills which will be an advantage in execution of responsibilities:
•    UX/UI design experience
•    Development of device drivers in a Linux environment
•    GUI development in Java
•    Ability to effectively communicate complex, technical findings through documentation.
•    A background in developing products in telecommunications is highly desirable.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future


The pay range for this opportunity is from $118,500 to $160,000 + performance-related bonus + benefits

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Our Benefits include:

•    Well-Being We provide comprehensive health insurance plans that include medical, dental and vision for you and your family, in many countries. We also provide wellness and employee assistance programs.

•    Recharge & Refuel We work in a dynamic environment, and we recognize the need for you to take a break and recharge. We encourage employees to use our generous time-off policy on a regular basis.

•    Continuous Learning Grow your skills with access to on-demand platforms and enhance your diversity lens by participating in a program that fully funds you for a cultural immersion in another country.

•    Growth & Development A feedback loop is important as you grow in your role and career. We schedule frequent check-ins with you and your leaders to help you identify your path to success.

•    Giving Back We recognize Avayans for their time and effort spent impacting causes within their communities. And we host an annual, company-wide Month of Giving.


7 - 10 Years of Experience


Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Advance Degree preferred


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya’s right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. 

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