Lead C++ / Linux Software Engineer
Kforce Inc.

San Diego, California


A Kforce client is seeking to hire a Lead C++/Linux Software Engineer to work hybrid in San Diego, California (CA).Summary:Are you looking for a leadership role in an innovative, design-focused environment? Are you passionate about delivering top-notch software solutions with a strong emphasis on engineering rigor? If so, we have the opportunity for you. We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our expanding team as a software engineer, where you will have the chance to immediately make an impact by developing system-level architectures and leading the implementation of complex software solutions. With a focus on agile development, you'll work on cutting-edge communications, networking, and computing solutions for U.S. defense agencies, aimed at improving information sharing among warfighters in various environments.Responsibilities include:
  • Lead a team of software engineers developing and implementing technical projects from software/web applications to enterprise-level solutions
  • Design high level architectures; Tradeoff analysis and selection of technologies while building consensus around them
  • Lead C++/Linux Software Engineer will coordinate with the Software Engineering Manager to ensure the Software team is providing aligned support across the firm
  • Oversee Software Development Life Cycle for multiple projects
  • Contribute to functional and operational level software test events
  • Input for corporate software development process and areas of expertise
  • Contribute to Software team staffing, talent development, and hiring decisions
  • Lead C++/Linux Software Engineer will work as a team throughout the design process, supporting sprint planning sessions, code reviews, and scrums
  • Get in front of real-world operators to understand needs and requirements from an end-user point of view
  • Provide input for project planning and proposals


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field; Master's degree is a plus
  • Understanding of security protocols and certifications such as CompTIA Security +
  • 12+ years of experience in software development
  • Demonstrated use of C, C++, Python
  • Experience with databases: SQL, PostgreSQL, Post GIS
  • Understanding of security protocols and certifications such as Security + and CompTIA
  • Demonstrated use of open-source technologies and protocols
  • Experience with Linux administration: RHEL, Bash/SH scripting
  • Hands on experience with Linux OS
  • Experience with build tools (npm, gulp, sass, less, webpack, rollup)
  • Basic or higher understanding of radio and RF technology: FFTs, spectrum analysis, spectrograms, RF propagation, software defined radio (SDR), waveforms, frequency propagation, spectrograms, power spectral density, Ettus, USRP
  • Understanding of Server-side JavaScript implementation using Node JS, including routing frameworks such as Express
  • Knowledge of open-source technologies and protocols
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols and Linux DevOps processes including writing Python and Bash deployment scripts and setting up automated testing using Jenkins and Gitlab
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
  • Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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