Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC



Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.
Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

Job Description:
We are looking for a qualified full-stack developer to join our technical team for an upcoming R&D opportunity using blockchain technology. Will be responsible for building the required front-end and back-end code in support of a prototype build that will be integrated with a blockchain network. The candidate must also have strong knowledge implementing infrastructure as a code using Docker, as well as familiarity with some of general blockchain concepts such as peer-to-peer architecture, consensus protocols, nodes, and smart contracts.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, define, and test all the code required for a working prototype
  • Design, develop and test required integration capabilities to connect the web application interface with a blockchain network
  • Develop configuration files for the blockchain network
  • Develop configuration files to wrap all code developed as containerized services
  • Maintain consistent practices, procedures, and processes for software development.
  • Create detailed documentation as to how the blockchain technology operates.
  • Develop new product features and new applications within an Agile environment.
  • Establish, refine and integrate development and test environment tools and software as needed
  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code using the latest development best practices.
  • Stay up-to-date with blockchain technologies


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3 years of professional working experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, JavaScript
  • Bachelor’s Degree - STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) 
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • 1-2 years of software design and development experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • JVM or Node.js frameworks for service integration and application programming interface (API) development
    • Data design and database configuration
    • Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD)
    • Functional and unit testing automation
    • Infrastructure provisioning and configuration
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6+ months of hands-on experience with one or more blockchain platforms: R3 Corda, Digital Asset, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Quorum / enterprise Ethereum:
    • Configuring nodes in a distributed network
    • Developing and testing smart contracts
    • Key management
  • Project experience through all phases of a typical software development lifecycle (SDLC), preferably with agile methods like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe.
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure; namely choosing platform components and assembling application and runtime architecture
  • Understanding asynchronous/event-oriented architectures, preferably with hands-on experience on any of the following: Kafka, Kinesis, Event Hub, Spark
  • Hands-on experience with modern DevOps tools and workflows such as: Atlassian suite, GitHub, VSTS, Jenkins, Octopus deploy
  • Understanding of technical architecture concepts and methods, preferably with project experience in a technical architect capacity
  • Ability to formulate and articulate new points of view on emerging technologies, as demonstrated by internal or external thought leadership contributions (e.g. videos, whitepapers, conference presentations)
  • Open source community participation and contributions

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).

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