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Software Engineer 2

Annapolis Junction, MD
As part of a service product development team, the candidate will have a primary focus on supporting all aspects of agile software design and development for the ingest and query framework running on large scale compute clusters, to include development of new capabilities, testing, optimization and performance tuning, operation, and sustainment functions. This entails leveraging corporate tools to interrogate data and enabling tools that assist software development. The candidate will collaborate with outside research teams and other similar contracts to ensure the mission is being satisfied. The candidate will be responsible for addressing requirements and support ongoing modernization activities which may include activities for Transitioning and Decommissioning of legacy system capabilities into the modernized architecture. This role has an expectation for after-hours / on-call support.

Core Competencies and Skills:
•            Java programming for distributed systems, with experience in networking and multi-threading
•            Apache Hadoop
•            Apache Accumulo
•            Apache NiFi
•            Agile development experience
•            Well-grounded in Linux fundamentals and knowledge in at least one scripting language (e.g.,
Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.)
•            Experience with source code management practices and tools
•            Enabling tools: Git, Maven, Jira
•            Willingness to be a committer/contributor to open source applications
•            Continuous Integration / Continuous Testing: Bamboo, Jenkins, GitLab Cl/Pipelines
•            Continuous Monitoring: ELK Stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana), Nagios
•            Familiarity with microservices software development technique and container-orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes)

The Software Engineer develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real- time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports. Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off- the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

Fourteen (14) 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. Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
Four (4) years demonstrated experience developing software with high level languages such as Java, C, C++, etc.
Demonstrated ability to work experience with OpenSource (NoSQL) products such as Hbase /Accumulo, Big Table, et cetera.
At least three (3) years of experience developing software for UNIX/Linux (Redhat versions 3-5) operating systems.
Demonstrated experience developing RESTful services
  • 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
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