Software Developer - 36067 in Springfield, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/6/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Alion is looking for a Software Developer to join our team in Springfield, VA and contribute to our “Many Moves Ahead”on exciting programs for NGA. The Software Developer is responsible for creating, maintaining and/or improving the performance of existing software code.


  • Writes and updates software code and databases under contract and direction from the assigned Government Lead.
  • Development of customized code, scripts, modules, macro procedures, or libraries to implement specialized spatial analysis functions using languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP, C, Perl, or similar scripting and development languages.
  • Integration and tailoring of geospatial Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software applications; specialized software and database development and maintenance; integration of related specialized hardware; engineering studies to identify and remedy geodata processing bottlenecks.
  • Recommendation of improvements to existing software programs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.  Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Four years or more experience in full stack development to include Java, Web services, Database, and micro-service development.  
  • Two years or more experience with Agile philosophies, serving as scrum or team lead.
  • Individual must have adequate domain knowledge and hands-on experience in developing, implementing software programs.
  • Demonstrated firsthand experience in at least two of the following:
    • Java, JavaScript or Python enterprise application development
    • Web services architecture, design, and development
    • Relational database design
    • Spatial database design
    • NoSQL database design
    • Micro-service architecture, design and development
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration (CI/CD) techniques, test-driven development, or automated testing practices.
  • Demonstrated experience with relational database development.
  • Clear communication skills are required. Proven ability writing test scripts, test driven development, in an agile software development environment, where building in automated test procedures in addition to functional code are paramount to continuous integration and continuous delivery of software. This competency is required to further test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment under evolving priorities.
  • Experience working independently with clients or stakeholders to develop user-stories in support of full-service consumer and business applications.
  • DOD8570 and AWS Certification desired.
  • An active Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info (SCI) clearance with ability to obtain poly.


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

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