Application Developer

The Challenge: 

Are you looking to put your problem-solving prowess to the test in a rapidly evolving systems security research and development environment? You know that application developers, reverse engineers, and vulnerability analysts all play key roles in the capability development process. As an application developer, you will focus on the development of tools and processes to drive DevOps maturity by automating builds, regression testing, monitoring, and pushing releases across environments to support our government intelligence clients. We’re looking for someone like you to have a direct impact on the nation’s security.

On our team, you’ll be involved in the full process of software projects, technical capabilities, and product design. Working on an agile team of experts, you’ll perform reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis of diverse software problems. You’ll inform operational parameters for complex systems, as well as leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to influence the delivery of your work. You’ll determine what the art of the possible is – what can be done – and then you’ll bring it to life for your clients.

Are you ready to help us combat the most advanced adversaries?

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • 6+ years of experience with software development using C++.

  • 2+ years of experience with Python scripting in development of various utilities, including prototypes and automation tools

  • Experience in object-oriented design and development

  • Experience in analyzing and reverse engineering data formats and protocols in software systems

  • Experience with developing in Unix systems, including Linux or Solaris

  • Experience with full software engineering life cycle, including requirements, design, development, integration, test, deployment, operations, and maintenance

  • Experience with leading software development activities

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with Java software design and development

  • Experience with native debugging tools, including gdb

  • Experience with Continuous Integration solutions, including Jenkins, and automating test and build procedures

  • Experience in authoring system documentation, including High-Level Designs, Interface Descriptions, and User's Guides

  • Experience with integrating hardware and software systems

  • Knowledge of configuration management tools, including Subversion and Git


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and funding to advance your skills.

  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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