Polaris Alpha

  • Software Engineer

    Location APG Aberdeen, MD - EOIR Office
    Req #
    2998
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Secret
  • Job Description

    We’re not limited to the status quo, how about you?

    We are a culture of improvers. We are always looking for better ways to do things— big things, little things, anything, and everything. We always ask the question, “How can we improve this?” and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team. We are sort of explorers, seeking what’s more effective, new and interesting. Status Quo and good enough are words that we don’t use. We push each other, guide each other and help each other to make everything we do better.



    This exciting position located in Aberdeen, MD or Eatontown, NJ is focused on the development of a globally deployed software solution supporting diverse user communities. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world, cutting edge intelligence and reporting capability development. You will 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). Use expertise to design, develop, code, test, and debug software. Review and evaluate 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 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
    • Knowledge of Web Services (e.g. SOAP, REST, XML, JSON, HTTP, AVRO)
    • 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 (RabbitMQ).
    • 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.

    Required: Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship. Preferred: Secret, TS/SCI security clearance

    Desired Skills


    • Experience developing Web Applications from the ground up
    • Knowledge, understanding, and experience with Agile software development life cycle practices such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    • Working knowledge of Elasticsearch/Lucene, Jenkins, Maven, NPM, Docker, Rancher, Spring, Mongodb/Cassandra (No SQL databases), Angular 5+ and TypeScript, Electron
    • Experience
    • Familiarity with full DevOps toolchain (JIRA, Gitlab, Jenkins, Fortify, Artifactory, Docker, Docker Swarm)
    • Experience with AWS GovCloud and/or C2S
    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.

    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
    You take ownership for what you do!

    You approach a situation and make sure you have a complete and accurate understanding of what is going on and what needs to go on at various stages. You demand from yourself and others that what you write, verbalize or do, is spot on; if there is something out of place or a discrepancy, then you figure out how to fix it. If the "going gets tough", you step up your game. Our organization prizes such qualities and are successful because of employees like you. We are only as exceptional as the employees who deliver such work. If you know you can augment our efforts, let's talk!

    Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

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