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Montana State University Field Engineer - Virtual Industry Day (VID) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21372

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Teri Nightingale at 406-994-3826 or

Classification Title Facilities Professional

Working Title Field Engineer - Virtual Industry Day (VID)

Brief Position Overview

The MilTech Field Engineer for Virtual Industry Day ( VID ) is part of a team of software engineers developing and supporting a web-based application used by government agencies, designed to help accelerate information research. With this information available, technology solutions can be more quickly identified and transitioned to the U.S. government, MilTech’s primary mission. Work on the FullStack team involves both the front and backends, creating new features while ensuring security. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to work on all parts of the professional, web-based application used by clients around the country.

Position Number 4C0017

Department MilTech

Division Office of Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

MilTech is a Department of Defense ( DOD ) and Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) Partnership Intermediary with the mission to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. government. See for further information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Field Engineer – Virtual Industry Day ( VID ) will support the VID platform development and functionality, including but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Develop strategies and action plans with VID lead programmers and other team members based on project requirements, and execute on project action plan items.

  • Work with the software development team to develop VID functionality and improve VID capabilities within the needs of MilTech’s Department of Defense ( DOD ) customers; identify problems within the VID platform.

  • Attend Stand-up and Sprint meetings.

  • Use modern web frameworks and best practices, build reusable code and libraries for future use.

  • Connect frontend to backend services.

  • Write unit, integration, and functional tests.

  • Assist in the creation, deployment, and management of services, and collaborate on architectural decisions involving services.

  • Actively research to stay current and suggest new ideas for consideration.

  • Effectively collaborate and support work of other VID team members, including student employees.

  • Comply at all times with the MilTech Confidentiality Agreement governing non-disclosure of information encountered in the course of your duties, and the MilTech Technology Control Plan governing security and work controls. Both agreements will be signed by each employee and will remain in effect for the duration of MilTech employment.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely-related technical field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

  • Demonstrated experience using frontend web development frameworks including JavaScript, React (or similar), and CSS to create interactive browser-based applications

  • Demonstrated experience using backend web development frameworks including NodeJS or similar

  • Demonstrated experience using database systems such as MySQL or other SQL based databases

  • Demonstrated experience using version control tools including Git, Gitlab, Github, or similar

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience using React as a frontend framework

  • Experience using ExpressJS in a microservice based architecture

  • Experience architecting and deploying a production Kubernetes environment

  • Experience using Gitlab pipelines or another CI/CD pipeline framework

  • Experience working with and developing infrastructure in a modern cloud environment ( AWS , GCE , Azure, etc.)

  • Knowledge of and experience with common web protocols such as HTTP , SMTP , UDP , TCP , etc., and relevant coding languages and tools such as Gitlab, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.

  • Experience with U.S. government regulatory controls and frameworks ( NIST , FEDRAMP , DISA , STIG’s, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience with requirements gathering, development, testing, deployment, documentation, and maintenance of software built on web-based technologies

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Represent MilTech and its programs to clients, internal, and external personnel in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Adapt quickly and effectively to changing priorities and requests.

  • Effectively collaborate with MilTech, MSU , DOD , government, civilian, internal and external personnel to accomplish multiple operational goals, providing high quality and consistent customer service.

  • Work effectively as a team member, communicating effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations.

  • Work independently as needed, being self-motivated to identify, plan, organize, manage and execute projects while exercising sound judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Exercise high levels of initiative, flexibility, and innovation to respond to the needs of a wide variety of clients and changing priorities.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Successful candidate must be able to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws, which may require proof that candidate is a U.S. person. Per 22 CFR §120.15, U.S. person means a person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Position is located in Bozeman, Montana, and is contingent upon continuation of funding.

This position may require the ability to obtain a Security Clearance, pass the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) Suitability requirements to obtain DHS security credentials, and/or meet other government-defined restrictions appropriate for work level and access. Other security-related requirements will include receiving favorable background checks by state and federal agencies pursuant to federal law and regulations.

This position requires ability to travel when necessary to interact with DOD customers, including travel throughout the Continental United States as well as Alaska, Hawaii, U.S territories and possessions, and possibly other worldwide locations.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 9, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Successful candidate must be able to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws, which may require proof that candidate is a U.S. person. Per 22 CFR §120.15, U.S. person means a person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Position is located in Bozeman, Montana, and is contingent upon continuation of funding.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .