Ruby/Java Software Developer

Company: Novel Applications
Location: Oakton , Virginia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.SEP.2017


Ruby/Java Software Developer Location: Oakton, VA Residency Status: *MUST HAVE U.S. Citizenship Required* Clearance: Active Department of...


Ruby/Java Software Developer

Location: Oakton, VA

Residency Status: *MUST HAVE U.S. Citizenship Required*

Clearance: Active Department of Defense TS security clearance is required at time of hire. Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability and SCI

Time Type: Full Time

Relocation Expenses: N

ID: 2017-27537


Novel Applications of Vital Information Inc. (Novel Applications) is a premier technology services company that provides solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Management, Systems Integration. Novel Applications is a business that combines experience, creativity, flexibility, pragmatism, and cost-effective solutions in order to deliver measurable business value to our clients.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Novel Applications employs engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Novel Applications is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Job Responsibilities:

The Ruby/Java Software Developer will be allowed the opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense/intelligence services and systems. Employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Key Responsibilities

* Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products

* Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions

* Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex software and architectures

* Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

* Participates in internal review of software components and systems

* Receives little instruction on day-to-day work

* More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead Independently determines approach to solutions

* Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained

* Contributes and accountable to the completion of major programs and projects

* Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse problems and issues of broad scope and complexity

* May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees and teams

* Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant project delays or require the substantial allocation of additional resources\Collaborates with senior management and leadership within engineering and sometimes across the company

* Frequently works with organizations outside engineering or with external customers

* Builds stable working relationships internally

* Networks with senior internal and external personnel

* Keeps abreast of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

* A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient understanding of software engineering concepts, principles, and theories and expert at applying technical standards and methodologies to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways

* Capable of working on problems of diverse scope requiring extensive analysis of data and evaluation of a multitude of factors

* Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

* Proficient knowledge of the software development process as well as software engineering concepts, principles, and theories Proficient knowledge of other related engineering and support disciplines

* Detailed and proficient knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements

* Proficient knowledge of software tools supporting Integrated Development Environments (IDE), version control, defect reporting and scripting Ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master proficient decision-making skills

* Ability to multi-task

* Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly

* Proficient ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments

* Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with very little direction, or can provide direction and leadership to technical teams Exercises independent judgment and sometimes defines new procedures and practices to improve team and company performance

* Proficient ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team

* commitments

* Advocate and champion at applying company policies and procedures to resolve very complex issues

* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

* Proficient written and verbal communications skills

* Proficient ability to recognize and clearly report relevant information

* Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions

* Someone who is capable of providing technical leadership to an organization

* Proficient ability to use the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products

Required Qualifications:

* Ruby on Rails (or Java experience and willingness to learn RoR)

* Experience with SQL databases (we use Oracle, but work with other SQL DB's would suffice) Linux (Red Hat or other)

Preferred Qualifications:

* AngularJS

* Git Docker

* Jenkins

Mandatory Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

* Agile experience preferred.

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