Polaris Alpha

  • Mid-level Full Stack Software Engineer

    Location Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - Software Engineer
    Security Clearance
  • Benefits

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

    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees - 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

    Our team is looking for a mid-level full stack developer who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In this position, you will be a member of a growing Agile team supporting activity as a member of Polaris Alpha’s Space Operations Directorate. You will work with space analysts and software engineers to determine the best way to develop a dynamic planning and tasking tool for space surveillance assets. Applicants will work on specific technical tasks as defined by the customer and program/technical management.

    Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”), a Parsons company, provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The company has approximately 1,500 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA and works on-site with our customers both domestically and internationally.

    Our Space Operations Directorate 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. Are you a mission-focused software engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering field with at least 4 years technical experience. Relevant experience may be accepted in place of a degree
    • Java Enterprise development experience
    • Experience designing and implementing Service Oriented Architectures and related technologies
    • Experience developing SOAP and/or RESTful web services
    • Knowledge of XML schemas and associated tools
    • Experience developing web UI components in Angular (v5)
    • Experience using web services with JavaScript and web service data formats (JSON, JSON-P, XML)
    • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design techniques
    • Experience with Git, Jenkins, Maven or similar build systems
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
    • High level of self-motivation, desire to deliver stellar solutions and willingness to work in a distributed team environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative/distributed team environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • May require a Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance which requires US citizenship.

    Desired Skills

    • Experience deploying using container technologies (e.g. Docker)
    • Experience developing secure interfaces (e.g. OAuth, PKI)
    • Experience with d3, SystemJS, Webpack, JSPM, Angular, or Typescript
    • Experience with standards-based web design using HTML5, CSS3, NPM, Node, ES6(ECMAScript), JQuery, Bootstrap
    • Experience with thin client 3D visualization leveraging webGL, three.js or similar technologies
    • Experience developing full stack applications from the ground up
    • Experience using container management systems (e.g. Docker Swarm, Kubernetes)
    • Project experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
    • Experience working with reactive programming
    • Proven track record of identifying and championing new technologies that enhance the end-user experience, software quality, and developer productivity
    • Demonstrated experience leading and coaching other developers
    • Working knowledge of the US intelligence community and DOD systems
    • Knowledge of Space operations, SSA and C2 systems
    • Current Department of Defense Top Secret clearance

    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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