Astronomical research facilities

Software Engineer
Location CO - Colorado Springs
Req # 3981
Minimum Clearance Required Secret
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.


Centauri is looking for a Software Engineer - Middleware Integrator/Developer with experience in infrastructure automation and PKI. The ideal candidate would also have experience in the deployment, and sustainment of space system ground infrastructure. This position is customer facing; therefore, all candidates should also be experienced in providing front line support to clients/customers (preferably US Air/Space Force).


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with architecting, deployment and administration of messaging and serialization middleware such as ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Avro, Kafka, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field such as computer science, information security, engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • Beginner/Intermediate level software development with experience writing RedHat Ansible automation code.
  • Experience working with Git Repositories and Gitlab.
  • Development/Debugging/Scripting experience in both Linux and MS Windows. Current languages being used include Java, C, C++ and shell scripting (bash, powershell).
  • Understanding of JMX, JConsole, and RESTful interfaces.
  • Understanding of DoD and Intelligence community cybersecurity requirements.
  • Writing formal documentation such as user and integration guides, and product plans.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity and experience with various security concepts, technologies, and tools, including PKI, SSL, and DISA STIGs.
  • Experience working on distributed teams.
  • Experience working in Agile/SAFe methodologies, Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.).
  • Experience in the Air Force and specifically supporting AF Space Command missions.

Travel:  Minimal travel required; primarily in the local area

Security Requirements:  Must have active DoD Secret with eligibility for TS/SCI.


  • Immediate vesting in the 401k with a 10% company contribution
  • Up to $7,500, per year for education reimbursement
  • 10 holidays which you can float
  • Competitive salary, generous sick and vacation time
  • Flex-time and vacation sellback – Ask me about our Flexible Monthly Schedule.  It’s a life changer! 
  • Stability; Job security – long term employment.


Centauri is proud recipient of The Washington Post 2020 Top Workplace


Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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