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Junior Level Software Engineer (Java/C++)

Position Description:

A Software Engineer Level 1 is needed to provide software development support.  Develop solutions for mission problems using open source and GOTS tools.  Develop new features and improve existing functionality developed in Java/C++, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, and Apache Tomcat.  Develop all applications according to the organization’s coding standards and within the organization’s frameworks utilizing PKI, database, web development, and application security.  Provide documentation and training for all components as needed.  Use sound software engineering principals to ensure that all developed software is modifiable, efficient, reliable, understandable, and fault tolerant.

Labor Category Requirements:

  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features
  • Debug existing software and correct defects
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Make recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
  • Write or review software and system documentation
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries

Technical Skills Required:

  • 3 years of experience with Java/C++
  • 3 years of experience with Object Oriented Programming

Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), Elgg Content Management System
  • Experience with JavaScript, JQuery, EXT JS, or any other JavaScript framework
  • Experience with one or more PHP development frameworks (e.g. CakePHP, Laravel, Zend)
  • Experience with SQL databases such as My SQL
  • Experience with Elasticsearch and/or Kibana
  • Experience with DevOps techniques and tools including continuous integration and deployment
  • Experience translating analytic needs into functional code
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Minimum Experience Required:

Seven (7) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

The years of experience are flexible; the organization is looking for candidates who have general experience in a combination of these areas.

TS/SCI with Polygraph required

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