Polaris Alpha

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Topic Builder Software Engineer

Topic Builder Software Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - Software Engineer
Security Clearance 
Preferred Top Secret
Colorado Springs, 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

Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Responsible for the development and/or modification of software products as part of an agile team leveraging the principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Uses expertise to design develop, code, test, and debug software. Reviews and evaluates systems and software for adherence to government or commercial directives, standards, guidelines, and criteria concerning software safety and systems safety. Confirms design mitigations are captured in the design and its documentation and verifies implementation. Reports to the Topic Builder System Architect and works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline and 2-7 years of experience in software engineering; applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience with application containerization, such as Rancher, and open cloud-based architecture and computing.
• Experience with standards-based web design using HTML5 and CSS3
• Experience in solving various software related problems, generating and reviewing software designs for accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness in light of objectives.
• Experience designing scalable web applications with experience in Java backend development, Java Persistence API, Java Application Servers, Messaging (NiFi, Kafka) a must.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and desire and high level of self-motivation to deliver stellar operational solutions and willingness to work in a collaborative team environment.

Desired Skills

• Hands on experience with AWS and an understanding of AWS capabilities and limitations.
• Experience developing Web Applications from the ground up
• Working knowledge of GATE for natural language processing and information extraction
• Experience with Agile software development practices such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
• Security+ / Network+ Certification
• Domain knowledge and understanding of WebTAS Enterprise and Topic Builder

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