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KBR Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Software Engineer

KBR has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Software Engineer at its Sioux Falls, SD location. KBR, headquartered in Houston Texas, is the primary contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for performing work at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls, SD.

If you possess a Software Engineering background and discipline, we encourage you to join our talented, multidisciplinary team. In this position, you will contribute and be responsible for developing and maintaining cutting edge, front end and back end systems, user interfaces and applications used for the management of, visualization of, and distribution of remotely sensed satellite and airborne imagery.

As a full-time strategic member of our Software Engineering team, you will enjoy a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, generous leave plan, as well as several other benefits and will be given the opportunity to enhance your skills with progressively challenging assignments. The work is exciting and makes a difference to the world. Learn more about us at: and

In your Software Engineering role, you will:

  • Design and build applications and services using modern software development practices and tools

  • Submit, analyze, and execute assigned configuration change requests in accordance with established Configuration Management (CM) processes.

  • Use software design and maintenance techniques that address lifecycle security concepts.

  • Document preliminary and detailed designs of modules and components that make up a software product.

  • Participate in peer reviews, generate test plans, procedures, and provide content to reports.

  • Support system anomaly analysis, investigation and troubleshooting activities.

  • Communicate with and provide technical status reports on assigned activities to the Software Engineering Lead, Systems Engineer, and other Project Team members, as appropriate.

  • Support special projects, tasks, and or initiatives as assigned.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or related field.

  • Interested in working in Unix/Linux environments.

  • Will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Possesses the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Can adapt well to change in direction and priorities in a project and deadline-oriented environment.

  • Has development experience or training with relational databases such as Postgres or Oracle.

  • Has development experience or training with some of the following languages: Python, R, Perl, C++, including bash scripting language.

  • Is interested in learning GIS image processing tools such as ENVI, GDAL and Geographic mapping technologies such as Leaflet Maps API, KML, ESRI technologies.

  • Has development experience or training with NetBeans, Eclipse, Visual Studio, or other integrated development environments (IDE).

  • Possesses knowledge or understanding of software development management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, GIT, and or Jenkins.

  • Has working experience with using office automation tools such as MS Office Suite.

  • May be familiar with or have working knowledge of AWS cloud reference architectures and AWS best practices, including AWS databases (RDS, Aurora and PostgreSQL).

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

The candidate must have prior 3 year U.S. residency

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( ). This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.