Senior Software Developer

Clearance Level
Software Development
Chantilly, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ69258

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

In your role as the Senior Software Developer, you will work within agile teams to develop customer-centric applications that support Veterans and their families in receiving benefits and services. You will perform 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 designing, coding, and testing of systems using test driven development techniques and improving overall performance of any application or module under examination.

This is a challenging, and rewarding, job that requires a top performer who is able to keep on point, communicate quickly and clearly with a large stakeholder group, and provide an organized and calm response to issues and problems. You will be required to be a quick learner who can readily adapt to new technologies and rapidly changing requirements.


As the Senior Software Developer, you will:

  • Design and build solutions consistent with enterprise architecture reference standards.
  • Work closely with the technical and leadership teams to actively identify and log technical issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them, as appropriate, and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution.
  • Work with a team of developers who are responsible for multiple, complex, cross-functional projects by providing training, mentoring/coaching, setting priorities/direction, monitoring quality, and evaluating performance.
  • Communicate effectively even when not interacting face-to-face. Must have outstanding verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Work with business partners of varying levels to understand, expand, and gather system requirements.

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



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 5+ years of experience
  • Must have Java development experience with demonstrated skills in Patterns, framework, and 3 or 4-tier service-layer platforms.
  • Must have a good understanding of front-end CSS, javascript, ajax and servlet programing.
  • Hands-on experience in DevOps best practices, processes and tools.
  • Must be proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages, developing highly available and responsive web applications systems.
  • Must have strong skills and expertise with back-end SOAP and RESTful service applications.
  • Experience supporting deployments, troubleshooting issues, etc. in a clustered environment.
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and developing software using Java and relational databases.


  • Experience with AI and/or OCR technologies is highly desired.
  • Strong experience and skills at diagnosing exception stack-traces and examining application log files as well as oracle table data.
  • Experience with Maven and Jenkins (ideally in a multi-server build farm) and Nexus.
  • Experience with JDBC and JEE technologies with ability to facilitate the sharing and exploration data through easy to use graphical interfaces and API endpoints.
  • Proficiency in Grails to incorporate new technologies into the application platform.  
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.
  • Experience leading and mentoring other developers and providing technical specs and/or documentation.
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities.
  • Veteran status highly desired.
  • Previous experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and results oriented in a team environment.

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.