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Federal - Entry Level Custom Development Associate [January 2018 Start]++

Job Location: TX - San Antonio

Regional Description: Southwest

Job Number: 00521987


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: San Antonio, TX

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.

AFS Technology powers our clients by building highly differentiated new business models and applications services, creating new experiences and driving the use of New IT, including Digital technologies, Cloud, Intelligent Automation, Liquid Delivery, Liquid Workforce and Agile methodologies. This team helps solve the most complex technology challenges for our clients, creating custom-designed solutions using leading edge technologies and integrating our Technology Platforms with our clients’ operations. We leverage alliances with top technology providers in the industry—including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft,, Cisco, IBM, and HP—and harness emerging technologies in the AFS Digital Studio and Accenture Labs to help our clients invent new technology solutions to achieve real business results.
The San Antonio Innovation & Technology Delivery Center (SADC) is part of the Accenture's US Delivery Center organization, which is comprised of six delivery centers that create client value through innovative technology solutions primarily focused in Application Outsourcing, ERP solutions, Information Management Services, and Net Centric solutions.

Our SADC employees can expect to:

  • work with cutting edge technology
  • deliver high-quality solutions across multiple industries
  • work on a variety of projects ranging in both size and scope
  • receive continuous training and career development
The System [Custom/Java] Development Associate is involved in hands on in designing, coding, enhancing and testing of software applications to meet business process requirements. She/he applies functional knowledge and technical expertise in the implementation of configuration changes and maintenance of software applications.
The System [Custom/Java] Development Associate will primarily be skilled/trained in Java but must have the ability and desire to work across relevant Custom technologies. Technologies include (not extensive):
  • Java/J2EE
  • Salesforce
  • ServiceNow
  • Mobility
  • Open Source Frameworks
  • Content Management Systems
  • Configuration Management

The responsibilities of the System [Custom/Java] Development Associate include:

Creating Value for our Clients:
  • Design and implementation of analyses that will identify requirements related to people, processes and technology
  • Design and develop applications based on technical/functional design documents. Includes hands-on involvement in crafting, coding, testing of program modules
  • Creation, execution and documentation of tests necessary to ensure that an application or technical environment meets performance requirements (technical, functional, and user interface)
  • Assess and resolve non-standard/standard issues/problems largely on own initiative
  • Maintenance, repair and performance tuning applications
  • End user support activities

Demonstrating Business Operations Capability

  • Manage own work product, schedules, and deliverables
  • Assigned and accountable for specific areas or responsibility/deliverables
  • Ability to identify, assess and provide resolution of complex issues and problems
  • Makes decisions within the parameters set by manager, using job experience
  • Seeks advice and escalates issues when faced with tasks/problems outside normal scope of job

Developing People:

  • Participate in and support performance management and capability development and training.
  • Prioritize and oversee activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards.
  • Directly supervise or co-ordinate the work of others
  • Coaches inexperienced team members and provides advice and suggestion to issues and problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 Year Degree OR 2 Year Technical Associate’s Degree or 4 Years of Active Military Experience OR 1 Year of Relevant Work Experience with no education
  • US Citizen – no dual Citizenship

Preferred Skills:

  • 6 months Java development experience utilizing web based applications such as J2EE, JDK, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, and HTML
  • 4 Year Degree in Computer Science or related IT field
  • Ability to contribute to higher performing, motivated workgroup by applying interpersonal and collaboration skills to achieve project goals and realize value
  • Ability to contribute to the creation of an environment that facilitates high performance and motivates individuals to work collaboratively as a team
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Ability to complete task on set budgetary parameters and targets
  • Validated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


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