General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is a premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the federal government IT market. Together as GDIT we collectively deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.
GDIT currently has a 56+ 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 Engineer/Team Lead to support the ASO’s dynamic software development branch. The candidate can expect to lead a team of approximately six (6) developers while also being a hands-on engineer. 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 the client as a thought leader.
Lead development efforts to build both Java-based and low-code API or ETL solutions primarily on a middleware platform and occasionally as custom development.
Manage a team of developers and cross-functional implementers.
Help establish the development road map in coordination with solution architects.
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.
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 managing or leading a team of developers
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
Ansible experience is a plus
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
Connectivity, Traffic Requirements
Must display a thorough understanding of Configuration Management, Auditability, and Observability using –
Git as a reliable source
Maven and Aritfactory 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.
Master’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems Technology and 8+ years of experience (or a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems Technology with 10+ years of experience)
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.