Senior Software Developer - 100% Remote!

Clearance Level
Software Development
Remote, Based in USA

REQ#: RQ104334

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

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 Senior Software Developer will be vital to providing a positive, high-quality benefits delivery to our nation’s veterans.

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

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.

Required/minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience as a Developer.
  • Java development experience with demonstrated skills in Patterns, framework, and 3 or 4-tier service-layer platforms.
  • Understanding of front-end CSS, JavaScript, ajax and servlet programing.
  • Hands-on experience in DevOps best practices, processes and tools.
  • Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages, developing highly available and responsive web applications systems.
  • 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.
  • Strong experience and skills at diagnosing exception stack-traces and examining application log files as well as oracle table data.
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen or Green card holder to be considered for this position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a public trust.

Desired skills:

  • 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. 
  • Previous experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Experience with AI and/or OCR technologies is highly desired.

Attributes for Success:

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

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

The likely salary range for this position is $108,000 - $162,000, 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.