Software Engineer, Senior-Level

Employer
Independent Software
Location
Annapolis, MD
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Ref
323454801
Hours
Full Time
Who are we?Independent Software is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. We bring together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.Why Independent Software?We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission.We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.What you will be doing!Independent Software is seeking a talented senior-level software engineer to work with and provide leadership to a team of developers designing, developing, and supporting a suite of mission critical web applications for report authoring and dissemination.Specific duties include:Work with a team of developers designing, developing, and supporting a suite of mission critical web applications for report authoring and disseminationApply new technology to improve collaboration among analysts and ensure robust and rapid delivery of critical intelligence to those who need itDesign and develop REST APIs in a microservices architectureCommunicate with customer leadership, end users, help desk staff, and other product teams to gather requirements and resolve issuesEnsure that application user interfaces meet accessibility requirements and comply with WCAG 2.1 guidelinesDevelop software in an AWS environment, leveraging automated testing and continuous integration and deployment practices to deliver software releases to multiple environmentsMentor junior software engineers, participate in code reviews, and recommend improvements to the team's engineering practicesContribute to project planning, new feature design, and documentationProvide operational support to include troubleshooting issues and provide after-hours, on-call support on a rotating schedule with other team membersGeneral Requirements:The Senior-level Software Engineer shall have at least the following experience:At least ten (10) years in software development/engineering including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution. The individual must be able to communicate directions and provide guidance to junior programmer/analysts, as required.At least six (6) years' experience developing software in an enterprise environment. At least four (4) years of this experience must have been obtained in the last seven (7) years. At least four (4) years developing software for Windows, UNIX or Linux OS and at least two (2) years of this experience must have been obtained within the last four (4) years.Experienced with Javascript, JQuery, Typescript, ReactJS, AngularJS or equivalents for UI developers and SpringBoot, Tomcat, JUnit, Docker or equivalents for Java developers.Extensive experience in planning, accomplishing goals, complicated tasks and providing consultation on complex projects as a top-level contributor or specialist. Have a firm grasp of web based application development in a distributed environment with a minimum of six (6) years experience in programming and development of application software for complex systems, software testing and experience developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products.Have demonstrated technical writing skills and have generated at least five (5) documents in support of a software development project and experience designing and developing applications that contain a user-facing view component.Interest and willingness to learn new technologies and work in a fast paced environment in support of a widely used mission critical application that delivers intelligence to high profileExperience Desired: Experience consuming and writing RESTful backend microservices in Java and NodeJsExperience with SpringBoot 2 and embedded tomcat deploymentsFamiliar with Typescript and Javascript frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, or ReactJs to build dynamic and responsive web clients that leverage backend web services over RESTful interfacesExperience using and managing/optimizing NoSQL queries and databases such as MongoDB to persist data for web applications at a large scale (100+ queries per second)Familiar with Apache NiFi to create and manage data extract, transform, load (ETL) operations for critical data flowsUtilized Docker, Kubernetes, or similar containerized environments to provide re-useable components that are agnostic of underlying cloud infrastructuresExperience with web servers such as NGINX or proxy services such as HAProxy in large, horizontally scalable environments to serve web content and requests to large numbers of users concurrentlyFamiliar with various cloud infrastructures such as AWS or private cloud infrastructures to support scaled architecturesExperience with Elastic Stack technologies (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) to provide metrics and monitoring of distributed microservicesExperience with Agile methodologies (SCRUM)Familiar with implementing and testing web services with various automated test frameworks (JUnit, Mockito, Selenium, Jest, Enzyme, Jasmine, Mocha, Protractor, etc)Proven technical debugging/troubleshooting ability on multi-threaded and distributed systemsExperience integrating new architectures/systems/services with complicated legacy code basesEducation Desired but not requiredBachelor's Degree in Computer Science will be considered equivalent to four (4) years' experience.Clearance: THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT TS/SCI WITH POLYGRAPH CLEARANCE Top Reasons to Work at Independent Software:Great people deserve even better benefits, from comprehensive healthcare coverage and generous leave time to discounts with all of our vendors.You are not just a job title. That's why we tip the work-life balance scale in your favor. It's not about being billable, it's about being valuable.Whether you're working on-site or in our offices, your role at Independent Software is just as critical to our success as your coworker's.We're constantly researching and implementing the latest technology so you've always got the right tools at your disposal.As we've grown, we've retained that small company feel. When we say we have an open door policy, we actually mean it.Independent Software is comprised of wonderfully generous folks. We believe in supporting the causes our employees care about. Bring us an opportunity to help and we'll listen.Teamwork got us where we are today. Our collaborative environment allows you to maximize your true potential.The work we do is exciting, critical stuff. No matter your role at Independent Software, you're helping us keep the nation safe and secure.We have a history of great achievement and, with each year, our company gets even bigger and better. As we grow, so does the opportunity for our employees.We host a variety of fun employee and family events throughout the year to say thanks for all that you do to make Independent Software a technology leader as well as a phenomenal place to work.Benefits:Competitive salaryComprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans401(k) retirement plan with company paid match of gross salaryA generous Paid Time Off and Holiday packageLots of paid training! We encourage all employees to seek out training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Independent Software. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.Independent Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE, M/F/D/V.

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