Senior Java/Grails SSRS Software Developer

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ129345

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a strong and motivated person who is interested in joining a mid-size Agile development team. This position provides an opportunity to work with a team of scientific and technical staff in support of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). CPRIT accepts applications and awards grants for a wide variety of cancer-related research and for the delivery of cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entities located in Texas.

As a Java/Grails/.NET Developer, you will be part of an agile delivery team supporting the development and enhancement of a custom JAVA based software application and SSRS reports. The current technical environment includes:

  • JAVA
  • .NET
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery
  • Groovy
  • Grails Framework
  • Coldfusion
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server Database
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Jenkins
  • GIT
  • Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bit-Bucket)
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure

Your key responsibilities

  • Builds and codes applications and/or modules using languages such as Groovy/Grails, Java, .NET, etc.
  • Collaborates with our scrum team when troubleshooting, performing data requests and creating new enhancements for our client.
  • Design, develop, and maintain code that meets requirements, is high quality, and performs efficiently and effectively to provide a great customer experience
  • Design, build, and implement reporting solutions which meet user requirements.
  • Maintain and support existing reports, reporting tools, and reporting libraries.
  • Utilize SSIS, SSRS, SQL and occasionally JIRA to produce accurate, timely results in response to complex, time-bound problems.
  • Incorporate standards and best practices, including performance, security, scalability, and maintainability
  • Review and provide feedback on functional and technical requirements
  • Provide easy to understand responses to questions or problems. 
  • Contributing to improvements in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) utilizing practices such as test-driven development (TDD), static code analysis, code reviews, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated security scanning.
  • Understands SQL queries and reporting and their potential impact on performance
  • Resolves technical issues through debugging, research, and investigation.
  • Debugs problems with system software. Provides recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Maintains an awareness of new technologies and their applicability to improving the framework and business

Daily Activities may include things like the following:

  • Daily scrums to brief the team on what you are working on and any problems you are having
  • Ad Hoc data tasks to write SQL queries against the database for client requested ad hoc reports or to back out workflow steps
  • Analyze issues with reports or other sections of our Grails application and provide a summary to the technical manager on what the issue is, its impact the rest of system as well as an level of effort estimate to fix.
  • May be asked to work on tasks with other team members or independently
  • Participate in team building activities with the entire team


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years JAVA experience
  • Minimum 2 years Groovy/Grails development experience
  • At least 2-4 years of experience working with SQL Server (e.g., Procedures, Views, Functions) and BI tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (2016 or higher)
  • Experience with Jira, Fisheye, and Confluence (Atlassian Suite), Jenkins and other CI/CD tools.
  • Experience working with source control repositories such as Subversion & Git.


  • Experience constructing web applications using Groovy/Grails/C# .NET
  • Experience integrating web applications with SQL databases using Hibernate
  • Experience with jQuery
  • Experience with Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX
  • Understanding of cloud computing concepts
  • Experience working with Source Control (planning, merging, patching) 
  • Any current Microsoft Certifications are a plus

The likely salary range for this position is $83,200 - $124,800, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.