Software Engineer


Full-Time  |  Cyber / Intelligence  |  Herndon, VA

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 14 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nation's most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to support an established development team embedded with a customer at the nexus of the Special Operations and Intelligence Communities. This team has developed a hyper-responsive capability to respond to challenging and evolving requirements to counter unconventional cyber and kinetic threats with the ability to receive, store, process, and make sense of large-scale mission data at the speed of offensive and defensive operations. This capability enhances critical national security assets’ ability to quickly respond to Warfighter requirements with technology solutions and services incorporating innovative approaches and the fusion of various data sources and types. This position is 100% on-site in Herndon, VA.


  • Collaborate with a team of software and data engineers to solve technical challenges by proactively identifying novel approaches and implementing solutions that leverage customer knowledge, project-based needs and an understanding of the mission
  • Process, analyze and search petabytes of data, developing analytics tools to better understand and operationalize data pertinent to intelligence challenges
  • Write algorithms with trillions of records using geo-temporal analytics to discover patterns
  • Provide direct support to a Tier-One SOF customer focused on achieving real-world outcomes every day which has the power to remove roadblocks to effectively coding in a classified environment


  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance (CI Polygraph preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in computer science and/or software development field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Advanced coding skills in Python, with demonstrated ability to develop custom code solutions on-the-fly (this will be part of the interview process), and familiarity with Java and C#
  • Experience coding on Linux command line
  • Experience cloud platform services such as AWS, Edge, Google Cloud, and cloud tools such as OpenStack
  • Experience planning and managing new application development architecture and engineering
  • Experience with data and script testing processes and procedures

Experience That Will Set You Up for Success

  • Current or previous mission-focused work experience supporting Special Operations and/or Intelligence Community customers
  • Experience with geospatial data and the development of geospatial-based analytical models
  • Experience with CSV, JSONL ingest to Delta Lake
  • Experience with PySpark ingest, transforms, and aggregations
  • Experience with Elasticsearch queries and aggregations
  • Experience with NiFi for data transfers
  • Experience with DevOps (especially gitlab and ansible)
  • Experience with Neo4j or graph products