Polaris Alpha

  • Enterprise Application Developer - Software Engineer

    Location Catalyst Campus, Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - Software Engineer
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Top Secret/SCI
  • Benefits

    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, a Parsons Company, has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make people a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It’s why we’re here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

    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 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.

    Our team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This position is focused on the design and development of solutions that solve space operator pain points. You will have the opportunity to play a major role in the development of innovative applications that are changing how the Space community is doing business.

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or engineering field with at least 16 years technical experience. Relevant domain experience may be accepted in place of a degree.
    • Experience with modern object-oriented languages such as Java, Javascript or Python
    • Experience with Java Persistence API
    • Familiarity with Java Application Servers
    • Experience designing and developing SOAP and/or RESTful Services
    • Experience with SQL Database Technologies
    • Experience with Java Integrated Development Environments (such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, or PyCharm)
    • Java/JEE development experience
    • Knowledge of XML schemas and associated tools
    • Experience with object-oriented analysis and design techniques
    • Experience designing and implementing Service Oriented Architectures and related technologies
    • Experience with Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools (e.g. Subversion, Maven and Git)
    • Experience with C2 systems and domains
    • High level of self-motivation, desire to deliver stellar solutions and willingness to work in a co-located team environment that utilizes pair-programming and other extreme programming practices
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
    • Strong troubleshooting and communication skills
    • Experience with DevOps tool chains and environments
    • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance

    Desired Skills

    • Working knowledge of Fortran
    • Experience with JavaScript and component libraries
    • Experience with Git repositories
    • Experience with Maven/Gradle
    • Experience with JIRA, PivotalTracker or similar issue tracking systems
    • Experience with Angular2 or similar JavaScript frameworks
    • Experience with Routing technologies for webpage navigation
    • Experience with Web tooling
    • Familiarity with machine learning and artificial intelligence (A.I.)
    • Experience with Bootstrap
    • Experience with Java Frameworks (i.e., Spring, Grails, Play)
    • Experience with Designing Scalable Web Applications
    • Experience with styling (i.e., CSS, SASS or LESS, and similar technologies)
    • Experience with Messaging
    • Security + Certification
    • Experience with application containerization such as Docker and open cloud-based architecture and computing.
    • Experience with Jenkins or similar build systems
    • Knowledge of space operations or understanding of orbital dynamics
    • Active DoD Top Secret/SCI security 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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