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Federal - Senior Java Developer

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00549563


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA


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 is at the forefront in supporting a federal agency’s Verification Modernization to enable the agency to more capably handle new requirements and the volume associated with Immigration Reform and mandatory E-Verify. AFS is seeking  a senior Java Developer / DevOps Engineer for a position in downtown Washington DC to support it's ongoing Verification Information System modernization development effort. Using a light-weight Java framework and Ruby on Rails in  a continuous integration environment, you’ll join our team of developers building the next-generation of customer engagement systems for federal service agencies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with product owners and team lead to interpret feature requests and develop software in iterative design/build/test cycles using an Agile development process.
  • Tasked with designing and developing the business’s infrastructure architecture as well as developing automated scripts meant for building development and production environments.
  • Monitoring the business’s site/software, ensuring standard compliance.
  • Regularly check code into our continuous integration pipeline based on Gradle, Git and Jenkins to incrementally build our overall system and get immediate feedback on build performance.
  • Develop and expand unit and integration tests which will be automatically run by the build pipeline for developer feedback using JUnit.
  • Assists in resolving production support problems. Develops and suggests alternative approaches to resolving problems.
  • Mentors junior member on the team.
  • Enforce standards and best practices.
  • Proactively communicates with the development and management to anticipate configuration management issues/processes.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to implement improvements to internal team processes.
  • Contributes to an atmosphere of cross-functional teamwork within the organizations Agile project lifecycle.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of database experience with Oracle, Hibernate, PostgresQL                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Minimum 5 years of recent experience developing and implementing software solutions using Java

  • Minimum 3 years of  experience in using and managing change management tools, Git, Subversion, TortoiseSVN, and build server software (Jenkins/Hudson/Bamboo)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a complimentary discipline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Minimum 2 years  of experience working in an agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science
  • 2+ Amazon Web Services Integration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 2+ years’ experience with Ruby on Rails
  • 4+ years of web based GUI development
  • 3+ years experience of JavaScript
  • 2+ years’ experience with HTML
  • 3+ year of Spring, RESTful and SOAP-based web services     
  • 3+ years’ experience operating in a VM/Cloud environment
  • Experience with the following technologies:
  • Automated Testing
  • Solid understanding and working experience with Git branching and merging
  • Understanding of continuous integration and deployment best practices
  • Working experience with code quality inspection tools (e.g., Sonar)
  • Working experience with monitoring systems, continuous integration systems, middleware & database components with Puppet & Chef
  • Working knowledge of TDD and automation test scripts
  • Prior success in deploying to production
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across multiple teams and government organizations
  • Understanding of  HTTP/S and related protocols
  • Experience with other open-source components a plus, including Gradle, Activiti / jBPM, jQuery, MuleSoft, Geb and Spock
  • Experience with a wide variety of testing tools and techniques, ex. JUnit
  • Experience with Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases
  • Experience with managing software in a DevOps environment, to include troubleshooting build pipeline issues and managing deployments/hardware in local, test, and production environments
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing Agile environment
  • Master’s Degree in a technical or business discipline

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 US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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