107 Vista Center Drive, Forest, VA 24551

Senior Software Engineer

Senior software Engineer

Catalyst creates, implements, and deploys cutting edge products and technologies for Critical Communications agencies.  You’ll create and support innovative solutions for emerging market needs while working cross-functionally with other Catalyst engineers and technicians. As a Catalyst team member, you’ll uphold the values of: Integrity, Quality, Innovation, & A Positive Working Environment.

  • Provide design and project leadership to other team members to develop the software that integrates diverse cellular and radio communication systems into a distributed system that functions as a single unified whole.
  • Catalyst developers use their skills and experience in digital voice, computer networking, communication systems and user interfaces to build, maintain, and deploy products that are used by public safety, utilities, federal agencies and others for mission-critical applications.
  • Design and create engineering tools, diagnostics, and analytics that enhance performance and facilitate rapid support and maintenance.
  • Provide remote support for company products and customer networks when issues are escalated by Catalyst technicians.
  • This position is based in Forest, VA. Occasional travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum 12 years software design and development experience using object-oriented programming (C++, Java) in a Windows environment
  • Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Experience with developing software for real-time or mission-critical applications in a networked environment
  • Network programming experience: SIP/RTP, TCP/IP
  • Exemplary collaboration and technical leadership skills, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong learner attitude.
  • Ability to multitask complex assignments and priorities
  • Desired:
    • Experience with voice codecs, AES or other encryption algorithms
    • Expertise with STL, C++ templates
    • Expertise with distributed systems and client/server architectures
    • Expertise with designing and building runtime configured, data-driven software systems
    • Experience with SVN or similar concurrent development environments
    • Experience with development in a Unix or embedded environment
  • Beneficial:
    • Experience working in an Agile software development environment
    • Experience with wireless communications: land mobile radio, trunking, or cellular
    • Solid knowledge of PCs (both software and hardware), routers, & other network components
    • Experience with app development in Android or IOS environments
  • Catalyst provides a flexible working environment that enables individual growth and provides a family-friendly support structure. The Forest community provides a high quality of life and low cost of living with great schools, beautiful scenery, and low traffic.
  • Catalyst offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, a matching retirement plan, and time off.
  • The Forest community provides a high quality of life and low cost of living with great schools, beautiful scenery, and low traffic.
  • Catalyst provides leading edge products for the critical communications industry. Beginning in 1997 as one of the earliest pioneers applying Voice over IP technology to radio systems, Catalyst flourished in this new market with innovative new products while leveraging creative marketing and implementation methods. Today, our advanced software products integrate land mobile radio, LTE, and digital voice technologies to provide interworking, dispatch, and incident command while reducing connection, training, and maintenance costs.
  • As an energetic and growing company providing mission critical solutions to Public Safety, Utilities, and others, we are searching for highly motivated and talented individuals that will thrive and grow in an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, teamwork and excellence.
  • Catalyst is headquartered in Forest, VA. Our Web site is catcomtec.com.


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