Polaris Alpha

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Jr Software Engineer - Schriever

Jr Software Engineer - Schriever

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - Software Engineer
Security Clearance 
Preferred Top Secret/SCI
Schriever AFB, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Tasks will focus on the development and enhancement of Java based enterprise applications which support the Space Situational Awareness and Command & Control missions. You will have the opportunity to participate in the design and development of a real-world, mission critical Space Situational Awareness system which is changing how the Space community is doing business. You will be involved in the implementation and support of the core SOA infrastructure and other critical application functionality, as well as the integration of third party services into the system.

Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”) provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The Company has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.

Our Space Operations Division is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Do you enjoy solving challenging technical problems? Does furthering our nation’s goals in space intrigue you? This may be the position for you.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All employment candidates may be subject to background screening, and will be subject to a pre-employment, mandatory drug screen.

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline with less than 3 years of software development experience
• Java/J2EE software development skills
• Knowledge and understanding of software agile development life cycle processes
• Knowledge of Web Services (e.g. SOAP, REST, XML, JSON, HTTP)
• Experience in object-oriented analysis and design techniques
• Experience using and designing Service Oriented Architectures
• Experience with Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools (e.g. Maven, Git, Jenkins)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and distributed team environment
• Must be able to obtain a security clearance
• Must be a U.S. citizen

Desired Skills

• Experience with Business Process Management (BPM) Tools (e.g. Activiti, jBPM)
• Knowledge in at least 1 scripting language (Python, AngularJS, Javascript, Groovy, NodeJS)
• Experience with development on both Windows and Linux platforms (CentOS, RHEL)
• Experience with full DevOps toolchain (JIRA, Gitlab, Jenkins, Fortify, Artifactory, Docker)
• Experience with J2EE Application Server development experience (e.g. Weblogic, JBoss, Tomcat)
• Familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
• Experience working with relational databases, ODBC/JDBC and SQL (Postgres, Oracle)
• Existing TS security clearance with DCID eligibility

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