Senior Software Developer

Clearance Level
Software Development
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ88513

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

GDIT is hiring a Senior Software Developer to provide development support for our NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System) project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For this project, we develop, maintain, and support the NBS (NEDSS Base System), a web-based disease surveillance system used by public health jurisdictions to collect and analyze disease occurrence data, as well as to report this data to the CDC.

Team members support key processes in the development and support of the NBS application using an Agile development process. Candidates must be comfortable and experienced with development in Java J2EE and have familiarity with SQL Server database. Position is for contract work. The position is based out of the GDIT office in Atlanta, GA (Brookhaven), with the potential for some ‘work from home’ days.


  • Develop system functionality using Java J2EE (translates detailed design into computer software).
  • Conduct tests, debug, and refine the software to produce the required product.
  • Provide design and programming documentation.
  • Provide updates in all Agile rituals (Sprint planning, Sprint retros, daily stand-ups, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot defects/other issues raised internally or by state partners.
  • Write SQL queries in support of development and/or troubleshooting.
  • Participate in backlog grooming and design sessions.



  • College graduate (BS/MS degree) with at least 5 years of experience in computer programming and/or information systems development or a relevant technical discipline.
  • Experience in Java J2EE experience with JSP, Servlets, EJB
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML
  • Experience in SQL Server database
  • Familiarity with AJAX Tools like DWR, YUI JQuery
  • Familiarity with XML, XSL technologies
  • Understanding of data/metadata and relational databases
  • Basic technical writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly


  • Understanding of Struts MVC Framework
  • Experience with data integration engines such as Orion Rhapsody
  • Experience with Agile development tools, such as Atlassian Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with SAS Reporting
  • Experience with ETL tools/development
  • Experience working on CDC or other government project(s)
  • Familiarity with  Public Health/Public Health Surveillance Systems
  • Experience with HL7 standards and messaging
  • Public Health Domain experience (understanding of public health standards like HL7, CDA, LOINC, SNOMED)


  • Must be able to work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Must grasp new concepts easily and be willing to continually learn
  • Must be flexible and willing to help other team members in support of project goals
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.