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Principal Level Software Engineer – Web Application Designer (Python, MAVEN, Git)

Position Description:

  • Build and enhance high-visibility, collaborative web application tools used in the day-to-day mission, throughout the customer and across the broader Intelligence Community (IC). Your work will enable data to be updated and shared in real-time and will help drive more informed and timely decisions in matters of national security.
  • Stay at the forefront of data visualization in web applications by staying current on trends, top tools and emerging technologies and recommend, advocate for, and implement solutions that are a performant and fit for the customer’s mission.
  • Be part of collaborative and diverse team of junior, senior and expert level developers and mission leaders allowing you to mentor and learn from others.
  • High level of collaboration with multiple product teams to design solutions from the user’s perspective.
  • Unique opportunities to work with UI/UX designers who manage the design – look and feel – of the application, as well as Mission Outreach teams who provide direct user feedback for continuous product improvement.
  • Review and test software components and gain experience developing comprehensive system, performance, and design plans.

Labor Requirements:

  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements
  • Debug existing software and correct defects
  • Provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Write or review software and system documentation
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
  • 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
  • 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 algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints; Perform quality control on team products
  • Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
  • Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met
  • Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects
  • Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams
  • Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering
  • Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software
  • Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance

Technical Skills Required:

  • Full Software Development Lifecyle (SDLC) experience that includes eight (8) years or more of:​
  • Analyzing and translating user requirements into software requirements
  • A combination of both new software development and capabilities enhancement
  • Provide specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components
  • Developing simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Software Integration (new and existing systems)
  • Troubleshooting, debugging and defects correction.
  • Creation and editing of software system documentation
  • Assisting with development and execution of test procedures for software components

Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Experience with writing Linux based scripts to facilitate application integration using a one or more appropriate server-side languages (i.e. Shell, Python, etc.)
  • Administer, maintain, and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the application
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment
  • Experience managing software code using Git & MAVEN
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Twenty (20) years experience as a SWE 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 OR eighteen (18) years total of software development experience may be substituted for candidates without a qualifying bachelor’s degree.
  • Fourteen (14) or more years of experience developing web-based applications using: JavaScript and Front-end JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue. Java or C++. HTML, CSS, PHP and Perl, Python, Ruby.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Why ProObject?

A culture of people with a passion for technology, career growth, and training
  • Humble, smart, and a consultative approach to how we serve our mission customers. To us, is not about bragging and "rock star engineer" status.
  • If you love technology, learning, and growing in your career, we'd make a great team.
  • ProObject was one of the first software engineering companies (many moons ago), that put our money where our mouth is: Robust training ($5250 per year) and certifications for all of our team members.
AWS Select Consulting Partner
  • As an AWS select consulting partner, we have tons of training and certs with AWS if you're ready to get into cloud engineering and expand your career.
Family-oriented, family-feel, and respect for your time
  • We're a family-owned company and we care about all of our employees. The difference is easy to see with us compared to other firms.
  • We also don't believe in concepts like "work-life integration." For us, we believe in balance and support for your "outside of work" life. We respect that time.
  • Comp time available
  • Care about certain causes? We care about what our employees are into. Matching contributions and special events to make our community better
A Top Workplace, year-over-year
  • Our staff and the Baltimore sun ranked us a top workplace for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021.
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