Synthetic Environment Development Lead

As the Synthetic Environment Development Lead, you will champion the development of innovative software architectures that accelerate the delivery of high-fidelity, highly scalable synthetic environments.

In this position, you will revolutionize the customer’s software development practices. The Synthetic Environment Development Lead will work directly with the client to understand evolving requirements and identify key technologies and architecture design patterns used by the team. This role involves leading multiple agile development teams and will oversee the instantiation of an innovative, cloud-scale immersive environment unlike any ever imagined.

This is a senior leadership position.

As Synthetic Environment Development Lead, you must be a champion for DevSecOps, bringing modern commercial best practices to DoD programs. You must understand the balance of culture and technology that leads to successful DevSecOps teams. This role involves establishing and enforcing coding standards for the larger M&S team. The right candidate will be assertive yet open-minded while leading a team of dedicated software engineers. The right candidate will

be familiar with cloud-scale software development (i.e., MMO architectures) and real-time gaming technology.

The Synthetic Environment Development Lead will ensure the architecture delivers performance, reliability, and scalability. You will lead the implementation of a cloud-scale DevSecOps pipeline in which the environment and its components will be developed, analyzed, tested, secured, and delivered. You will develop plans, define architecture elements, and serve as a trusted consultant in all aspects of software development, including security and IT. Prior to software development efforts, you will establish the team’s software engineering practices and standards. Outside of the software development team, you will interface with client leadership, industry partners, and other external clients. You must continually maintain an awareness and understanding of cutting-edge software development updates through academic research, conference participation, and industry forums.

Hellebore utilizes modern development practices to engage with our clients on highly specialized (and interesting) problems. We value beautiful, well-tested, high-quality code. To get there, we leverage automation wherever possible.

It takes all types to make Hellebore great. If you are someone who enjoys creating innovative ways to reach ambitious goals, who is open to and energized by receiving honest feedback, and is comfortable in a start-up environment: we should talk.


  • Aren’t a punch-the-clock engineer — technology has always been pervasive in your life!
  • Possess high standards and strive to deliver beautiful solutions
  • Insist on seeing your projects through from start to finish
  • Stay sharp in your craft by keeping on top of new tools and staying abreast of what’s going on in your field
  • Are open-minded, appreciate direct feedback, and revel in intellectually rigorous environments


  • Having whole-problem responsibility — we don’t feed engineers features and bugs to fulfill
  • Working in small teams — we emphasize agile, mission-driven work; not monolithic waterfall projects
  • Collaborating with experts in their fields, becoming one of a handful of the world’s sharpest and most engaged minds


  • Writing high-quality, high-performance, cloud-scale code (C++, Python, OpenGL, SQL)
  • Working with modeling and simulation tools, scenarios, and utilities
  • Consulting on software design, architecture development, and implementation paradigms
  • Working with a diverse and talented team on next-generation problems
  • Participating in code reviews


  • U.S. Citizen able to obtain a current national security clearance (i.e., Secret, Top Secret, SCI)
  • A degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or another related technical field
  • Strong Experience with Software Design Patterns
  • Demonstrated project ownership, not just participation


It’s important to us that you have what you need to do your job best. We know that’s more than just loving what you do. At Hellebore, we are proud to offer industry-leading benefits.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


If this position interests you, or you know you’re the right fit, please send your CV in PDF format to us so that we can review and get back to you.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.