Our Software Engineers are breaking new ground within the Air Force, changing the way the Department of Defense builds software. We build, measure, and learn; creating war-winning software iteratively. No longer are we building off of multi-year plans with stacks of requirements.

Engineers at Kessel Run balance user needs, organizational outcomes, and technical feasibility in order to build value quickly while still considering the big picture. Our teams are flat and balanced, with Developers, Designers, and Product Managers working in concert, empowered to build the software we know our warfighters need.

You MUST be Active Duty military or a civilian employed with in the Department of Defense to apply.

Day In The Life

A typical day as a Kessel Run Software Engineer starts with your caffeinated beverage of choice and a team stand-up to align on goals for the day. As a developer you will pair program and use Test-Driven Development to implement user stories from the product’s backlog. 

You will help Product Managers write stories by providing input on technical complexity and feasibility. You will be empowered to learn continuously. You will work closely with your PM and Designer in a balanced team to define product direction. While you may not have extensive development experience under your belt, you are expected to have a growth mindset and be able to give and receive feedback well.

Who You Are

  • You are comfortable writing both interpreted and compiled languages
  • You enjoy paired programming and working on a balanced team
  • You are enthusiastic about TDD, continuous delivery, and automated testing
  • You are comfortable working in a UNIX terminal
  • You can develop empathy with your users
  • You are a U.S. citizen and are eligible to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance (see eligibility requirements here)
  • You are either Active Duty military or an active DoD civilian

We understand that there is no such thing as the perfect candidate for any job and we believe in empowering people to learn and grow throughout their careers. We encourage any applicant who is interested in making an impact in the Department of Defense to apply to this position regardless of background and qualifications.

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