Looking for Ada Programmers to hire

Hello folks I have some open positions in the Long Island New York area for Software Developers with experience in Ada programming.

Maybe you are nearing retirement and looking to get back to your Ada programming roots? Get in touch with me!

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What is the lower age limit?

I think a bit more context would be helpful if you expect responses to this posting.

What version of Ada are they using?
What compiler/toolchain?
Is this a project to migrate away from Ada?
Are there citizenship or clearance requirements?
Does the candidate need to have professional Ada experience or can open source work be used to demonstrate competence?
Is a college degree required?
Is this an onsite or remote position?
Will you cover relocation expenses?
Is this a limited duration contract or a full time salaried position? (1099 or 1040 for US workers)


Thanks great points:

The code base is a combination of Ada83 and Ada95.
Compiler/toolchain is GNAT Ada (Adacore) 20.2
One of the huge Ada projects (8+ million LOC) seeks to migrate away from Ada. It will take a number of years to re-architect a new system. There is a team dedicated to learning the Ada implementation of the various modules with the direction of translating to support feature and function selection for replacement.
Other projects using Ada will be doing so for years to come, while simultaneously there are major architecting efforts to produce open-source replacements allowing for truly shared baselines of functionality.
US citizens only, US gov security clearance required.
Any significant Ada experience is a big plus and useful to demonstrate competency.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required.
This is currently a hybrd on-site and remote position (New York or New Jersey)
Position is permanent full-time.

No lower age limits.

Why would you move to a worse language? Which I am certain that you must be. Save the money and time and train some Ada engineers instead. You won’t introduce bugs and the result will be better more maintainable code. Don’t repeat the poor management choices of moving away from Ada that the DOD made in the mid 90s based on inaccurate information (or a lie) of compiler expense and availability.


I hear you, I’ve been using Ada for 39 years. I hear you. I wrote thousands of lines of Ada in applications that lasted for decades. I hear you.
Very likely these systems will be around for a good bunch of years (decades?).
But the reality is what it is. The desire is for well-established popular languages with tremendous ecosystem support and a large pool of software professionals.

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Out of your hands I am sure but it is bad management. How well has this desire gone for the web browsers that are full of holes despite best practices and are in need of a memory safe javascript engine. Now they are too invested and so it will take many years to create a safe web browser at this point. If you train them then you know they are trained well. I have heard of extremely qualified software engineers doing a terrible job, especially in regards to security.

Anyway, good luck and all the best.

For much less of the time and money that must be invested for migrating one of those big Ada projects, those companies and administrations could contribute to the Ada open-source ecosystem and improve that situation that they say is a problem for the viability of those projects.


I can send you a resume, if you wish.