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Software Engineer 1

Software Engineer 1

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Schedule: Full Time

Salary Range: $55K-$65K



Caribou Thunder is seeking a Software Engineer 1 to support the U.S. Missile Defense System through the development of Modeling and Simulation applications used in warfighter training and exercises, concept evaluation, developmental engineering, testing and verification, and assessment.
The ideal candidate is experienced in software development lifecycle to support the Missile Defense Space Warning Tool (MDST) product line.



  • REQUIRED: Ability to obtain Secret Clearance
  • PREFERRED: Active Secret Clearance



  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or related discipline



  • Design, develop, test, document, and integrate features using C++ and/or Java programming languages hosted on a Linux operating system.
  • Design and develop software to model various Overhead developing Persistent Infrared (OPIR) element capabilities.
  • Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with MDST customers and presenting technical briefings to MDST stakeholders.



  • Experienced in software development using C++ and/or Java
  • Strong understanding of object oriented software development
  • Understanding of a Software development life cycle
  • Understanding of Linux platforms
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must have strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.



  • Proficient in C++
  • Experience in agile software development methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience in Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Experience using Git
  • Knowledge of software design patterns
  • Knowledge/experience in modeling and simulation development


Caribou Thunder, LLC is a Woman Owned, HUBZone Certified, Native American Owned, SBA and SDB Certified global engineering services company, incorporated in 2006. Caribou Thunder is a Global Service Provider supporting a wide variety of DoD, Space, and Intelligence programs with consistent growth since inception to over 100 associates and $10M in annual sales with solid performance in 35 states across the U.S. and 22 countries around the world.

Caribou Thunder, LLCis an established Defense contractor with nearly 20 years of experience delivering engineering services worldwide. We offer industry leading salaries, flexible work life balance, full range of benefits (career development and mentoring, PTO, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401k match). Caribou Thunder, LLC offers meaningful career opportunities within a true team-based environment, where each and every employee matters, contributing to a higher goal supporting National Security programs. Caribou Thunder, LLC is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. United States citizenship is a requirement for all positions.



Salary Range
$59,000.00 - $84,000.00
per Year
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Colorado Springs, CO, 80509, US