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Senior Software Engineer

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May 06, 2019

Vienna, VA

Permanent

Agent: Tara T.

Job #: 147317

Job Description

Vitamin T has partnered with a client looking for a full stack Software Engineer that wants to write great code AND make a difference to the world! Our client helps companies design and enhance their digital systems - including websites, web applications, software, and hardware - so they are usable by people with disabilities.

This role would be responsible for the development, operations and security, as well as associated technologies like browser extensions and integrated development tools. Someone that is strong in HTML5, CSS and application frameworks such as Spring to join one of their growing scrum teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Write beautiful test-driven code. Of course. You are a software engineer and we value quality code backed by unit tests. 
  • Participate actively in Scrum. Work with Product Management and QA daily to flesh out stories and track your commitments. 
  • Improve accessibility. We work hard to deliver accessible solutions and enhance libraries we rely on for accessibility, too. 
  • Collaborate. We have internal and external clients with differing needs. We expect team members to reach out and build relationships inside the company to better understand our market. 
  • Learn. We expect team members to keep up to date on new technologies, standards, and industry trends so we can continue to be market leaders. 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of extensive experience with HTML5 and CSS 
  • 5+ years of extensive experience with J2EE, Spring, Grails, or similar 
  • 5+ years of extensive experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, or similar 
  • 5+ years of experience with JavaScript 
  • 5+ years of building out applications based on RESTful APIs 

Bonus Point Experiences 

  • Demonstrable "Full Stack" experience 
  • Demonstrable experience using:
    • Git / Gitflow / Bitbucket 
    • Jira & Confluence 
    • AWS: Kinesis, Glue, Lambda, ElasticSearch, SQS 
    • Docker 
    • jQuery, React, or similar 
    • Spring / Spring Boot 
  • Experience working in a "Product" organization rather than just contracting or working on in-house projects. 
  • Experience doing hands-on DevOps using AWS 
  • Experience with Web Application Security / OWASP best practices. 
  • Experience with accessible web design including Section 508 and WCAG 
  • Self-Starter - Looking for candidates who can jump in quickly and take ownership of features. 
  • Ability to look at the big picture: we're a collaborative small team and expect you to look at the big picture, and proactively anticipate problems, interact with other departments and clients, and come up with solutions. 

Education 
• A bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, MIS or a related technical field is a positive, as is intensive job training programs or certifications. 

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