SR JAVA Developer

Clearance Level
Software Development
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ137262

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

GDIT currently has a 75-person team providing systems development, operational and infrastructure support, and application support to the Administrative Systems Office (ASO) of the Administrative Office of the US Courts. The GDIT team is currently seeking a Senior Java Developer to support the ASO’s dynamic software development branch. The candidate can expect to support multiple, critical software applications. This position is a key contributor to the integration, design, development, implementation, maintenance, and production support for a variety of Java based ASO systems and APIs. The position will adhere to the ASO development framework and will also interface with the AO IT Infrastructure and Operations and Maintenance processes.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support development efforts to build both Java-based and low-code API or ETL solutions primarily on a middleware platform and occasionally as custom development.
  • Help establish an API-centric perspective whether the API is custom developed or a wrapper for existing or legacy API by developing and supporting APIs on the chosen platform.
  • Support API usage in a diverse data environment across multiple databases and file formats.
  • Configure Linux servers to run Java applications.
  • Provide full life-cycle implementation including design, development, testing and deployment of projects that support business goals.
  • Take ownership of projects/tasks/issues and work them through completion.
  • Develop and maintain architecture and integration documentation.
  • Participate in reviews to ensure processes support existing architecture, follow defined guidelines and coding standards and meet user requirements.
  • Collaborate with end users and provide exceptional customer service by becoming a trusted business advisor.

Required skills:

  • 8+ years directly related experience in the design, writing and testing of computer programs, with two or more years’ experience in software operating systems architecture
  • 8+ years of systems development experience utilizing a full Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • 5+ years’ experience with Java development and associated tools
  • Experience with JBoss Fuse Middleware, or comparable
  • Experience programming with Java Spring, Spring Boot
  • Experience with relational database development such as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
  • Experience with creating and consuming REST API services
  • Experience with other API services such as SOAP, XMLRPC
  • Experience with source control tools such as Git
  • Experience with Linux server administration
  • Experience with leading a team of developers or as an individual contributor


  • Java programming and maven dependency management
  • Preference for Spring Boot and Apache Camel / JBoss Fuse
  • Experience with build and deployment automation, including source control, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), configuration as code, and deployment pipelines:
    • Git expertise, GitLab experience is a plus
    • Continuous integration tools such as GitLab CI/CD, Bamboo, or Jenkins
    • Hands on ansible experience is a must
    • Artifactory experience is a plus
  • Must display a thorough understanding of Data Integration protocol and standards, i.e., REST and SOAP
  • Must display a thorough understanding of integration patterns with implementations, i.e., Spring Boot and Camel for API, Pentaho for ETL
  • Must display a thorough understanding of the nature of backend services (as opposed to front-end UIs), i.e., API standards and Smart Cache-ing
  • Must display a thorough understanding of the server environment –
    • API Gateway -> Proxy -> Service
    • Security
    • Connectivity, Traffic Requirements
  • Must display a thorough understanding of Configuration Management, Auditability, and Observability using –
    • Git as a reliable source
    • Maven and Artifactory as Java build tools
    • Ansible for Automation of server environments
    • Git Hooks for Automation of service deployments
    • Icinga and Matomo for monitoring
  • Windows and Linux administration
  • Project life cycle methodology for application development
  • Agile development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming
  • JIRA for work management is a plus
  • Familiarity with OpenShift / Docker is a plus


  • Able to prioritize on delivery to production
  • Able to work a mix of short term and long-term deliverables simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Team player, flexible/adaptable, responsible and accountable, and able to achieve win-win negotiations
  • Strong problem solving and service delivery skills
  • Efficient problem identification and resolution skills
  • Value added mentality
  • Coach, mentor and develop team.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and 10+ years of experience are required (eight plus years of experience with a Master’s Degree).

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.