Senior Java Software Engineer

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Posting title
Senior Java Software Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Software Engineer V

Job Description:
Columbus is seeking a highly motivated Senior Software Engineer that works with minimal supervision/guidance to support the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program using Java, Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) architecture, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) / Enterprise Bus (ESB) software technologies.

The candidate must have experience and knowledge with software engineering using object oriented methodologies. The candidate will work as a software developer and integrator as part of a development team, which utilizes a diverse dynamic workforce, including many experts in their fields throughout the design, development and maintenance life cycle.

Responsibilities include the following:
- Participate in the full development life cycle for software development programs including design of software components, developing code, updating technical documents, generating test plans, ensuring code meets requirements through unit testing, and resolving discrepancy reports.
- Develop technical designs and specifications for software products.
- Research and integrate design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expectations into product capabilities.
- Use software development technologies and tools to build, test, and maintain product modules, components, and subsystems.
- Provide technical leadership to lower-level developers.
- Provide product demonstrations and participate in trade shows and seminars.
- Interact with customers, vendors and external development partners.
- Understand a variety of the field concepts, practices, and procedures.
- Perform a variety of complicated tasks and use a wide degree of creativity and latitude to accomplish work.
- Work with the technical lead, other developers, System Engineering and Test Engineering to participate in peer reviews and to ensure successful integration with other software components. Work with minimal supervision/guidance.
- Provide tradeoffs between reuse options, Operations & Management (O&M) implications, and cost/schedule/performance issues.
Support subsystem risk/opportunity identification. Provide weekly status (technical and schedule) for tasks.

Required Skills:
- Must be a US Citizen
- Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
- Clearance: NASA NAC
- Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field
- Minimum of 8 years of experience directly related to software development engineering in Java. A thorough understanding of Java gained through formal training can substitute for this experience
- Minimum of 8 years of experience in software development using Object Oriented Methodologies.
- US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Public Trust - candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check (NAC).

Desired Skills:
- Minimum of 8 years of experience using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and/or Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) web services architecture. A thorough understanding of ESB or J2EE gained through formal training can substitute for this experience.
- Experience with scripting is a plus (Perl & Python as well as others)
- Experience and/or knowledge with Web Service design and development
- Experience and/or knowledge with Service Oriented Architecture
- Experience developing and/or supporting solutions for weather and meteorological science.
- One or more years of experience in a supervisor role.
- Experience as a mentor.
- Experience as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead.
- Experience in Extensible Markup Language (XML), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Eclipse IDE, database, and/or Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) a plus.
- Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or OpenGL technologies a plus.

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Silver Spring