Software Engineer

Altus Consulting Corp
Herndon, VA
Sep 20, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Full Time
Altus Consulting is seeking qualified software engineers, developers, testers, and database developers. JOB SUMMARY:* Provides development engineering and programming support to projects and infrastructure support activities. * Designs and develops enterprise applications in a Web environment. * Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. * Analyzes user needs and develops software solutions. * Designs software or customizes software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. * May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. * May manage websites including design, develop, deploy and maintain activities as well as performs testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost restraints.* Assign, coordinate, and review work and activities of programming personnel.* Collaborate with computer manufacturers and users to develop new programming methods.* Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instruction so others can understand the program.* Conduct trial runs of program and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.* Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.* Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs.* Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance.* Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.* Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.* Correct errors by making appropriate changes and then recheck the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.* Design and develop database management systems, image processing, collaborative tools, data manipulation techniques, data visualization techniques, and directory services.* Design and develop tools for the MS Windows and relevant operating system platforms.* Design and develop tools that integrate with commercial applications.* Design, develop, and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequence of design.* Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.* Develop unit and functional test plan.* Investigate whether networks, workstations, the central processing unit of the system, or peripheral equipment are responding to a program's instructions.* Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.* Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.* Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operational, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language.* Provide database architectural and design capabilities.* Provide the operations and maintenance of operational systems.* Train subordinates in programming and program coding.* Write or contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users.* Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as tracking inventory, storing or receiving data, or controlling other equipment.* Written, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)Knowledge - * Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:o Computer Scienceo Information Systemso Engineering, Business or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skillSkills & Experience: * Generally, someone that is certified with the specific language, system, or technology required.* Complex Problem Solving - identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new ones. * Computers and electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.* Customer and personal service - knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.* Engineering and technology - knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.* Mathematics - knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.Technology:* Metadata management software - ALL fusion Erwin data Modeler; Data Modeling Software; IBM Rational Data Architect; Visual paradigm DM Visual ARCHITECT Object or component-oriented development software - Microsoft Visual C#.NET; Practical extraction and reporting language Perl; Sun Microsystems Java; Sybase Power Builder. Tools:* Desktop computersSpecial Requirements: All positions require an active TS/SCI with poly clearance. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS: (LIST SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION)* Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, to move objects. * The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.o The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.Work EnvironmentWork is primarily performed in an office environment and/or computer laboratory. Typically, employees sit comfortably to do their work, interspersed by brief periods of standing, walking, bending, carrying papers and books, and extensive periods requiring the use of computer terminals to accomplish work objectives.DISCLAIMER: * This job description is not an exhaustive list of all job functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. * Altus reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. * The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. * Employment with Altus Consulting Corporation is "At Will". This means that either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. * Altus Consulting Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.ADDITIONAL NOTES: Altus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminated based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Altus Consulting Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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