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Senior Applications Development (Government)

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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Job Description:

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to theFederal Government.We are dedicated to recruiting, developing, and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values, and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

The Executive Programs Team within AT&T’s Federal Solutions group supports our Nation’s senior executives, providing telecommunications services worldwide.These services include critical voice, video, data, and collaboration services supporting continuous mission critical, national security operations.

AT&T has an opening for a Software Engineer in the National Capital Region area to support the Northstar Program, in providing telecommunications expert technical design, engineering, operations, and trouble resolution for a national security, mission critical enterprise air-to-ground nationwide network.

General Summary:   The candidate will be responsible for the design, development, coding, testing, and debugging of cloud-based and embedded Linux services.  He or she will also assist in developing software system architecture from functional and non-functional requirements.  The candidate must have experience with multiple front-end and back-end architectures, such as C/C++, Qt, AngularJS, ReactJS, and using networking libraries in multi-threaded, object-oriented applications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide updates to team leads and leadership on progress of development and address any concerns or potential issues that arise appropriately.
  • Perform software design and code reviews and quality checks using commercial and open-source tools.
  • Conducts pilot tests to assess the functionality of newly developed applications.
  • Documents requirements, design and software, including, drafts, revisions, and final directions.
  • Performs maintenance activities for new and existing systems across all tiers.
  • Participates in the analysis, design, and implementation of technical solutions to fulfill new requirements levied against existing systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to be cleared for a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Must have relevant experience with developing web interfaces and command line client applications in C++.
  • Must have experience developing multi-threaded server C++ applications.
  • Must have experience with client-server applications using TCP/IP and Linux IPC.
  • 2+ years Qt framework expertise developing and fielding desktop applications and multi-threaded server processes.
  • 2+ years programming in an enterprise Linux environment with familiarity with programming tools.
  • Expertise in Linux network and system programming. 
  • Willingness to learn and implement network protocols, such as SNMP, OSPF, EIGRP, HDLC and others, including reading INET RFC’s and validating implementations using automated test frameworks.
  • Understanding of JSON messaging and its use in message brokers and web applications.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or relevant fields.

Desired Qualifications:

MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or relevant fields is a plus.

Our Senior Applications Development's earn between $110,000 to $135,000. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Caregiver Leave
  • Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected
  • Adoption Reimbursement
  • Disability Benefits (short term and long term)
  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Extensive employee wellness programs
  • Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

Weekly Hours:


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Oakton, Virginia

It is the policy of AT&T to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AT&T will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job ID R-21472-3 Date posted 04/30/2024
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When it comes to priorities, we know family tops the list. For the moments that matter the most, you'll be there for them, and we'll be here for you.

Family Leave

Paid Time Off

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You strike us as an over-achiever (don’t worry, it’s a compliment). Our training and development programs are your ticket to expert status in your job.

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When the day comes that you get some much needed R&R (not that you’d ever want to leave #LifeAtATT) you’ll know your future is set with the AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP).


Give back to your community and connect with colleagues through social and team-building events, and annual paid time off for volunteer efforts of your choice.

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Wellness resources and incentives to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing and be your best self inside and outside of work.

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