Python Developer for CDS - TS/SCI with Security Clearance

Xcelerate Solutions
Lorton, VA
Sep 28, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
Full Time
Description Xcelerate Solution is seeking a Python Developer for Cross Domain Services (CDS) will be part of a team that is the premier provider of CDS for the Department of Homeland Security. This position also requires the ability to learn and become knowledgeable with developing Python solutions that interface CDS technology. The position would involve developing Python scripts and applications that enable secure data transfer from lower classification to higher classification domains and vice versa. A qualified candidate must be able to gather requirements from CDS Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), design, review and implement the solutions using Python. This position also requires the candidate to adhere to Agile software development practices such as pair programming, test-driven development, stand-ups, planning sessions and sprints. Location: Lorton, VA Security Clearance: Active Top Secret/SCI Responsibilities: * Interact with CDS Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to learn correct practices * Write Python code to create new CDS transfer applications by following designs created by CDS SME architects * Create Python scripts to execute highly repeatable jobs such as data processing * Development of Python scripts to handle FTP transfers * Debug Python code which has software bugs * Rewrite old Python code to optimize it with modern procedures * Assist CDS SMEs porting of existing PowerShell scripts from Windows platform to Python on RHEL v7, and bash scripts to Python * Participate in the development and evaluation of new CDS solutions and technology as part of a larger team * Development of documentation for operations, sustainment, and user guides * Development of Linux scripts to handle FTP transfers Minimum Requirements: * Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience and 4+ years of prior relevant experience. In lieu of a degree 8+ years of experience may be substituted. * Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability or EOD * Ability to learn and develop expertise with new technologies * Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change * Good writing and verbal presentation skills * Existing TS/SCI clearance with DHS or another federal entity Preferred Qualifications: * Familiarity with Python3, Boto3 and AWS S3 is a plus * Familiarity with Linux scripting is a plus * Familiarity with Windows and PowerShell is a plus * Working towards a STEM related bachelor's degree with 90 or more credits or recent college graduate within a STEM discipline About Xcelerate Solutions: Founded in 2009 and headquartered in McLean, VA, Xcelerate Solutions ( is one of America's fastest-growing companies. Xcelerate's culture is defined by our diversified workforce of dynamic and versatile professionals, supported with growth and development opportunities that contribute to individual and company growth. This strong commitment to our employees has been recognized by our inclusion on the Washington Business Journal's "50 Best Places to Work" list as well as being a "Great Place to Work" certified company with a 4.6 star, and a 99% CEO approval Glassdoor rating. Come find out why Xcelerate Solutions is one of the DC Metro top employers! Xcelerate Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or expression of another protected characteristic. As part of this commitment to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, Xcelerate provides reasonable accommodations if needed because of an applicant's or an employee's disability. Pay Transparency Notice: Xcelerate Solutions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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