JAVA Software Developer

Clearance Level
Software Development
Remote, Based in USA

REQ#: RQ99488

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are seeking a Software Developer with strong skills and hands-on experience in a DevOps environment to support the development of and continued enhancements on a progression from a paper-based system towards an automated (or computer-assisted) processing environment. Your contributions will be vital to providing a high-quality user experience to our customers. You will utilize your Java skills to incorporate new technologies into the application platform.

In your role as the Software Developer, you will work within agile teams to support the development of customer-centric applications that support Veterans and their families in receiving benefits and services. You will assist with the performance of complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment. Your activities will include helping to design, code, and test systems using test driven development techniques and improving overall performance of any application or module under examination.

In the Software Developer role you will have the opportunity to gain experience in multiple areas and work closely with a high functioning, motivated team. You will be required to be a quick learner who can readily adapt to new technologies and rapidly changing requirements.

The Mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA) is to provide benefits to our Veterans that they have earned through military service.  Under VBA, the Office of Business Integration (OBI) is tasked with improving, simplifying and accelerating delivery of benefits to our Veterans. In meeting these goals, OBI strives to acquire managed service solutions that are effective and use efficient Information Technology (IT) to achieve desired VBA results. Your contributions as a Software Developer will be vital to providing a positive, high-quality benefits delivery to our nation’s veterans.

As the Software Developer, you will:

  • Assist with the design and development of solutions consistent with enterprise architecture reference standards.

  • Work closely with the technical team and leadership to actively identify and log technical issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them, as appropriate, and possibly support the implementation of mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution.

  • You will have the opportunity to contribute on an individual basis as well as demonstrate your strengths as a team player.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience

  • Must have Java development experience with demonstrated skills in Patterns, framework, and n-tier service-layer platforms.

  • Must have a good understanding of front-end CSS, javascript, ajax and servlet programing.

  • Understanding of DevOps best practices, processes and tools.

  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and developing software using Java and relational databases

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Enthusiasm for learning and results oriented in a team environment.

  • Experience with diagnosing exception stack-traces and examining application log files as well as oracle table data.

  • Experience working with business partners of varying levels to understand, expand, and gather system requirements.

  • Knowledge of Grails to incorporate new technologies into the application platform.  

  • Solid verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively even when not interacting face-to-face.

  • Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

  • Problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.

  • Interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.

  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities.

  • Veteran status highly desired.

  • Previous experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

The likely salary range for this position is $64,000 - $96,000, 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.

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.

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.