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Senior Software Engineer

Position Description:

  • The Software Engineer shall be responsible for developing, sustaining, and troubleshooting GHOSTGEM’s software suite of web based mission applications in a Linux environment. Software Engineering activities include requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, and integration with other COTS and FOSS products, packages, and libraries. The Software Engineer must have a demonstrated understanding of the software development lifecycle.

Labor Requirements:

  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
  • Debug existing software and correct defects.
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.
  • Write or review software and system documentation.
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.
  • Software development using languages such as C, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, etc.
  • Has experience with agile development processes.
  • Has experience with source code control systems, such as Git.
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Design and development of relational and non-relational database applications.
  • Use of orchestration frameworks such as Spring and Kafka.
  • Familiarization with queue management systems
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.
  • Develop and execute test procedures for software components.
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards and conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas.
  • Modify existing software 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 outcomes and consequences of design decisions
  • Java development using the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
  • Development of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications
  • Experience using collaboration and software development tools (ie. Atlassian).
  • Software development using continuous integration practices
  • Experience with container technologies (ie. Docker).
  • Unix shell scripting
  • Development of event driven or data driven analytics
  • Development of cloud-based solutions and technologies.
  • Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints. Perform quality control on team products.
  • Recommend and implement suggestions 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 installation on a system and monitor performance 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:

  • Experience using the Linux CLI
  • Experience developing with Java in a Linux computing environment
  • Experience developing with the Spring Framework including Spring Boot and Spring Integration
  • Experience developing web based UI applications using Javascript/Typescript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience developing with the React Javascript Framework
  • Experience developing with NoSQL MongoDB (CRUD, Advanced Queries, Indexing, Sharding)
  • Experience developing with FOSS Messaging Frameworks such as Kafka and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with CI/CD principles, methodologies, and tools such as GitLab CI and Jenkins
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker

 Special Technical Skills Desired:

  • Experience using the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Experience using Git Version Control System
  • Experience with UX graphic design and visualization techniques
  • Experience with container orchestration techniques such as Kubernetes

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus five (5) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus seven (7) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity
  • OR Nine (9) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
  • 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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