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This isn't just a list of jobs. It's list of positions for the best-of-the-best. These are jobs that will rock the socks off of a Superhero Nerd. These are the kinds of jobs you want to get out of the bed in the morning for. If you think you've got what it takes, .

Please note though, if you're not funny and extremely driven, or if you've got an ego the size of Milwaukee, or if you don't mind thumb twiddling away your days, then our employers and jobs probably aren't for you.

Great, Amazing, Rock-Your-Socks Off Jobs

Combat System Installation Engineer (Norfolk, VA)

Serve as Combat Systems Installation Engineer (CSIE) on an Aegis Ship Integration & Test (SI&T) program in Norfolk, Virginia.

Duties

  • Review and scan for accuracy of shipbuilder documentation
  • Represent and manage all OEM equipment installation while providing technical expertise
  • Inspect ship(s) for deviations of design/specification and document any discrepancies
  • Attend daily meetings associated with production and equipment installation
  • Support generation of design issues discovered during installation and test
  • Generate and maintain installation design change documentation
  • Work with on-site representatives to support engineering investigations during the industrial phase of the modernization program
  • Assist shipyard with installation issues and recommend solutions
  • Ensure equipment and cabling is in place and working properly
  • Acts as a liaison between Program Office and functional management by coordinating efforts, clarifying tasking and priorities for technical and personnel management
  • Provide real-time feedback to applicable ship design organizations regarding progress
 

Qualifications

 

 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited engineering program
  • 5-10 years of experience on any of the active in-service AEGIS Baseline 6.3, 7.1, 7.1R, 8, and 9 configurations and/or applicable training in other military services desired
  • Ability to read and interpret ship drawings and generate draft LARs/RLARs
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel 50 percent of the time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and work in a loud environment
  • Ability to travel out to sea on a surface ship for up to 30 days at a time
  • Active secret clearance

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Combat System Installation Engineer (ID 87)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

MATLAB Systems Engineer (Syracuse, NY )

System Engineer to support our Electronic Warfare (EW) line of business including efforts associated with Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) and the AN/BLQ10 for US submarines. Specific tasks include system design, system processing, system upgrades and life cycle support.

 

Specific duties include:

  • System trade studies
  • Analysis of alternatives
  • System performance modeling and analysis
  • Participate in engineering technical reviews
  • Document work and artifacts
 

Qualifications

 
  • B.S in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar field
  • 3+ years of Systems Engineering or related experience.
  • Familiarity with Naval Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Experience with RADAR signal processing techniques
  • Knowledge of MATLAB or similar programs
  • Ability to obtain US Security Clearance

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "MATLAB Systems Engineer (ID 86)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Computer Software Electronic Warfare (Syracuse, NY )

Software Engineer to support our Electronic Warfare (EW) line of business including efforts associated with Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) and the AN/BLQ10 for US submarines. Specific tasks include system design, system processing, system upgrades and life cycle support.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Software design, development and integration
  • System Problem Report (SPR) initiation and processing
  • System Test Dry Runs and execution
  • Develop desktop regression
  • Document test procedures and results
  • Participate in engineering technical reviews
 

Qualifications

B.S in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar field

  • 3+ years of Software Engineer experience
  • Background in Naval combat software systems and development
  • Proficiency in C++ and/or Java
  • Ability to obtain a US Security Clearance

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Computer Software Electronic Warfare (ID 85)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

SPY-1 Radar Engineer (San Diego, CA)

The incumbent to this position will serve as an entry-level SPY-1 Radar Engineer on an Aegis SI&T program in San Diego, California.

 

Duties

  • Support equipment light off, integration, testing, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenanceand training for the SPY-1 Radar
  • Travel to all domestic and international locations which Aegis ships may operate
  • Provide subject matter expertise during troubleshooting/repairing efforts
 

Qualifications

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of equipment safety and standard operating procedures
  • Understanding of Planned Maintenance Subsystem (PMS) procedures
  • Understanding of digital, analog, and microwave test procedures
  • Strong computing skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to life up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to travel out to sea on a surface ship for up to 30 days at a time
  • Ability to work in a loud environment
  • Ability to attain and hold a DoD Secret Clearance

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "SPY-1 Radar Engineer (ID 84)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Dynamo Administrative Assistant (N.W., Washington, DC)

Go-getter Administrative Assistant to roll up sleeves and provide office support for multiple supervisors. All-out juggling required!

Responsibilities will include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing and faxing. At least three years of Administrative Assistant experience is preferred.

Must be:

- Calm but tenacious by nature

- Funny yet appropriate (or you smile a lot, genuinely, because you're an innately happy team-player)

- Highly organized and enjoy establishing processes and streamlining systems

- Adept with clear communication and interested in direct feedback (both ways)

- Able to assimilate context from all communications in emails, meetings, and tangential conversations such that you can prioritize and take action for this fast-paced start up that you will be helping build 

- Effective proactive solution seeker and problem solver

Ideally you've worked for a start up previously, in a software or engineering space, and you're excited to be in on the ground floor of a fast-paced environment where you can have a daily impact for multiple executives and team leaders. 

Bachelor's or Associate's Degree preferred

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Dynamo Administrative Assistant (ID 83)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

DevOps / IaaS (Cloud) Lead (Washington, DC)

Lead DevOps and build on and refine a robust stack for which we're currently using Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, Github, and Travis-CI.

You'll jump in and help push us toward ever more secure, flexible, and reliable deployments, infrastructure, metrics, and recoverability.

(We're looking to standardize and bring forward our network engineering practices as we branch out and deliver access and information to some of the hardest, most remote areas of the world -- where there is a huge demand, need and market.)

This position is on site in Washington, DC. Remote candidates will not be considered. US work authorization is required.

REQUIRED BAT SKILLS

• Experience with varied programming languages (at least 3 different languages, excluding markup languages like HTML and CSS). 

• In-depth familiarity with HTML and CSS. 

• Ability to implement features end-to-end (including database / storage, server side, and user facing / client side). 

• Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (for example maps, classes, hashing, and recursion). 

• Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux, Unix, etc.) and experience with its standard inspection and troubleshooting tools. 

• Skilled at debugging and troubleshooting production systems. 

• Understanding of profiling and optimization techniques. 

• Committed to building high quality code and an excellent user experience. 

• Comfort collaborating with non-technical colleagues, including customer support, sales, and occasionally directly with clients.

 

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL SKILLS

• Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience. 

• Previous experience maintaining and extending existing complex code bases. 

• Expert in methods and tools for quality (code reviews, standards, automated testing, and documentation). 

• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and query optimization. 

• Understanding of internet and web infrastructure and protocols (for example HTTP, load balancing, latency, and bandwidth). 

• Experience with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services. 

• Mobile development on Android and/or iOS. 

• Open source contributions. 

• Distributed system design and development using microservices. 

• Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (for example REST).

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "DevOps / IaaS (Cloud) Lead (ID 82)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Java Developers - TS/SCI w/Poly (Northern VA: McLean, Chantilly, or Fairfax Locations)

We are seeking multiple Java developers to support several Spring/Hibernate projects with both HTML/Javascript (Angular) and RESTful interactions.  Experience with SQL and No-SQL based data storage is desired.  The projects are Agile and rely on software management in git with deployment to an AWS Cloud.  DevOps/AWS Experience a plus but not required - training will be provided as needed.  Positions located at several locations in Northern Virginia from McLean to Chantilly.

 

We are seeking multiple Rails developers to develop HTML/Javascript (Angular) systems.  Experience with SQL and No-SQL based data storage is desired.  The projects are Agile and rely on software management in git with deployment to an AWS Cloud.  DevOps/AWS Experience a plus but not required - training will be provided as needed.  Positions located at several locations in Northern Virginia from McLean to Chantilly.

 

Full benefits with no premium contribution from employee for family health, vision and dental.  Long- and Short-term disability.  Term life insurance.  Training as needed.  Educational benefits.  401k with 4% match and profit sharing.  Employee ownership.  Salary & Vacation depends on experience. 

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Java Developers - TS/SCI w/Poly (ID 81)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Systems Architect Lead (Washington, DC)

What It's About

A platform designed for users in remote, dangerous, and restricrted areas around the globe; a system that is accessible to users with little to no technical knowledge. So we need a few slavishly devoted, energized, developers who love making a difference, who are inspired to create and code a user experience that’s simple, reliable, and fast.

You'll be contributing to a robust, elegant, important web portal and a cross-platform, online/offline mobile app. You’ll be working across our technology from our web and mobile user interfaces through to our data storage.

What Will You do as the Architecture Lead? 

Own data flows and scalable systems design.

Work hand-in-hand with the well-known, successful CTO who has started robust, winning companies in the past as well -- to ensure fast scalability and flexible architecture.

Build and manage your team of developers in DC. (Note: this position is on site at our office in Washington, DC. Remote candidates will not be considered. US work authorization is required.)

Requirements

• Experience with varied programming languages (at least 3 different languages, excluding markup languages like HTML and CSS). 

• In-depth familiarity with HTML and CSS. 

• Ability to implement features end-to-end (including database / storage, server side, and user facing / client side). 

• Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (for example maps, classes, hashing, and recursion). 

• Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux, Unix, etc.) and experience with its standard inspection and troubleshooting tools. 

• Skilled at debugging and troubleshooting production systems. 

• Understanding of profiling and optimization techniques. 

• Committed to building high quality code and an excellent user experience. 

• Comfort collaborating with non-technical colleagues, including customer support, sales, and occasionally directly with clients.

 

More on the Wishlist 

• Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience. 

• Previous experience maintaining and extending existing complex code bases. 

• Expert in methods and tools for quality (code reviews, standards, automated testing, and documentation). 

• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and query optimization. 

• Understanding of internet and web infrastructure and protocols (for example HTTP, load balancing, latency, and bandwidth). 

• Experience with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services. 

• Mobile development on Android and/or iOS. 

• Open source contributions. 

• Distributed system design and development using microservices. 

• Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (for example REST).

 

 

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Systems Architect Lead (ID 80)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

React.js Engineering Lead (Washington, DC)

We're looking for a lead engineer who can bring our client's React game to the next level. Our React Ninja will jump in and take ownership of React engineering of groundbreaking products, and push the envelope forward, and improve products that are bringing access and streamlining important processes for work around the globe that has a genuine impact on lives, livelihoods, health and safety.

Once you take the lead, you'll help explore and consider using Flow and GraphQL, etc. Currently using React.js and React Native across web platform and mobile apps, alongside Redux; in the process of scaling, moving from (mostly) monolithic API server to a microservices based approach. Help define best practices and keep things moving toward the bleeding edge. If exploration and expanding horizons excites you, you may love this growth opportunity. Interviews this week :).

REQUIRED TALENTS:

• Experience with varied programming languages (at least 3 different languages, excluding markup languages like HTML and CSS).

• In-depth familiarity with HTML and CSS. 

• Ability to implement features end-to-end (including database / storage, server side, and user facing / client side). 

• Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (for example maps, classes, hashing, and recursion). 

• Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux, Unix, etc.) and experience with its standard inspection and troubleshooting tools. 

• Skilled at debugging and troubleshooting production systems. 

• Understanding of profiling and optimization techniques. 

• Committed to building high quality code and an excellent user experience. 

• Comfort collaborating with non-technical colleagues, including customer support, sales, and occasionally directly with clients.

 

EXTRA CREDIT

• Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience. 

• Previous experience maintaining and extending existing complex code bases. 

• Expert in methods and tools for quality (code reviews, standards, automated testing, and documentation). 

• Experience with relational database design, SQL, and query optimization. 

• Understanding of internet and web infrastructure and protocols (for example HTTP, load balancing, latency, and bandwidth). 

• Experience with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services. 

• Mobile development on Android and/or iOS. 

• Open source contributions. 

• Distributed system design and development using microservices. 

• Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (for example REST).

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "React.js Engineering Lead (ID 79)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Kick Ass Deployment Strategist (N.W., Washington, DC)

Work with a thriving, young company that aims to be the market leader around the globe with a platform that allows users in any location to easily create and manage data collection and analysis, allowing users to gather information, track progress and view results in real time with an out of the box software portal that reqires no technical knowledge or complex sign up. You'll get in on the ground floor with a robust salary, 100% paid health and dental coverage, and stock options to share in the excitement and longer term upside beyond your day to day enjoyment on the job.

Your Role: Technical Advisor/Deployment Strategist

Serve as a liaison between the Product and Sales Teams and Corporate Clients. Your feedback and responsiveness will help customers get the most out of the product, and your insights will inform future featuers and versions of the product as identify data challenges and collaborate with users to help them implement the software into their day to day technology routines. You have a strong background in data science, a passion for working with others, and evolving complex concepts into to easy to understand "bits" of information that anyone can process and understand.

Collaborate with clients to understand their data needs and help them gain the most benefit from your new company's software platform. Balance the needs of multiple clients while conveying complex data concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. 

  • Apply your familiarity with MySQL or a similar relational database software
  • Collect feedback from users and coordinate with software development, product development, and technical sales to refine product and road map; provide insight on client integrations, customizations, and implementation as needed
  • Provide customers with regular updates on product progress, asks, technology capabilities, and opportunities
  • Learn the nuances of your clients' operations to determine how this platform and robust software can best enhance product use
  • Assist in pre-sale and post-sale client discussions
  • Participate in software implementations to help your clients achieve maximum impact from the product and its robust capabilities 

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Kick Ass Deployment Strategist (ID 78)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Full Stack Developers (Lead Developer and Mid-Level Needed) (Washington, DC)

Provide access and information to users in the most difficult settings on earth.

Join this firm whose mission and focus it is provide real-time, sensitive information to those with little to no technical knowledge via a web portal and a cross-platform online/offline mobile data app. We've got an APB out for a bar none developer who is motivated to make a difference by contributing creativity and dedication to building out and advancing a software platform to collect share and analyze data; your highest quality code and passion for optimal user experience drives you and sets you apart from other "coders" who may be extremely talented, but who are happy with just-okay. We are seeking WOW (and a Senior Developer who seeks out WOW, too). 

You'll roll up your sleeves and work across web and mobile UIs and data storage features. If you’re dedicated to highest quality code, superior user experiences, collaborating with non-technical and technical teams, and adept with the implementation of end to end features, this position could really make you sing in the shower.

BASICS NEEDED

•Varied programming languages (at least three different languages, excluding markup languages)

•Adept with extending and maintaining complex code bases; developing relational database design, SQL, and query optimization; and understanding of load balancing, latency, bandwidth, HTML and CSS

•Implement end to end features (e.g., database/storage; server side; user facing/client side)

•Provide oversight and expertise in all phases of development to ensure all deliverables meet the strategic needs of the clients

•Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (e.g., maps; classes; hashing; recurision)

•Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux; Unix; etc.) and experience with inspection and troubleshooting

•Profiling and optimization techniques

•Degree in Computer Science or a related field

•Stellar communication skills and aptitude for technical and non-technical writing

•Expertise with code reviews, standards, automated testing and documentation

•Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services

•Distributed system design and development using microservices

•Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (e.g., REST)

 

REQUIREMENTS

•Enthusiasm and a passion for all things open source, feature improvements, and simple, fast and reliable user experiences

•Excellent understanding of the overarching process of full stack development

•Python, Javascript, CSS, Django, Android, iOS Development, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Flask, Docker, React.js, Kubernetes, React Native, Full Stack Web Development (Node / Redux / React), Django - Rest Framework

•Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

•Experience managing multiple projects with tight deadlines.

•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 4+ years of experience in full stack development

 

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Full Stack Developers (Lead Developer and Mid-Level Needed) (ID 74)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

Lead Mobile Engineer - Knock 'Em Sock 'Em Lead 'Em (Washington, DC)

Join a start up with big backers and on the verge of big press. Get in on the ground floor and enjoy growing your career with a company on the verge of big growth. We need a key contributor who will help lead our Mobile Development Group, report directly to the CTO, and be a key senior team member with a fabulous, burgeoning team. 

Take the lead on mobile product engineering and guide the development process. Currently apps are developed in React Native, with in-house native extensions for iOS and Android. 

Heres' Some of What You'll Do:

  • Take the lead on mobile product engineering
  • Brainstorm, design and move products forward to the next level
  • Work across technology from from web and mobile interaces to data storage
  • Make design decisions and defend them on the basis of security , performance, scalability, and usability
  • Help hire developers to complement your team :)

Desired kung-fu experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience maintaining and extending existing complex code bases. 
  • Expert in methods and tools for quality (code reviews, standards, automated testing, and documentation).
  • Experience with relational database design, SQL, and query optimization.
  • Understanding of internet and web infrastructure and protocols (for example HTTP, load balancing, latency, and bandwidth).
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or other cloud provider services. 
  • Mobile development on Android and/or iOS.
  • Open source contributions. 
  • Distributed system design and development using microservices. 
  • Design and maintenance of network accessible APIs (for example REST).
  • Experience with varied programming languages (at least 3 different languages, excluding markup languages like HTML and CSS).
  • In-depth familiarity with HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to implement features end-to-end (including database / storage, server side, and user facing / client side).
  • Detailed understanding of data structures and common algorithms (for example maps, classes, hashing, and recursion).
  • Familiarity with POSIX compliant systems (Linux, Unix, etc.) and experience with its standard inspection and troubleshooting tools.
  • Skilled at debugging and troubleshooting production systems.
  • Understanding of profiling and optimization techniques.
  • Committed to building high quality code and an excellent user experience.
  • Comfort collaborating with non-technical colleagues, including customer support, sales, and occasionally directly with clients.

To apply, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Lead Mobile Engineer - Knock 'Em Sock 'Em Lead 'Em (ID 72)". Attach your resume and tell us why this is your dream job.

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