Full-Stack Web Developer - 33879 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/26/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are searching for a talented Full Stack Web Developer with specific experience developing high traffic and scalable backend systems in Node.js. You would be joining a small but expanding group of passionate developers who work primarily on a research and development project that aims to assist in United States Navy training objectives. The project is a web enabled simulation that is built with React/TypeScript on the frontend and Express/MongoDB on the backend. The application interfaces with High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant simulation systems and components of the core simulation products used in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE). The NCTE is a federation comprised of many distributed simulation systems and interfaces used to support Navy and Joint Training, as well as Navy concept development and experimentation. The Full Stack Developer is a contributor to the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) software engineering activities in support of Fleet Synthetic Training (FST). 

Duties and Responsibilities 

This developer, receiving prioritized requirements from the Software Development Lead, works with end users to achieve robust, maintainable and effective simulation and supports the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure. Primary development is done on Red Hat Linux platforms using the Node.js development environment with support for TypeScript; RESTful API development is also a focus. The team utilizes Agile/Scrum techniques for team collaboration and development. Git is the primary version control system. 

 Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline, plus 2+ years of related experience developing and maintaining software. Subsequent employment, achieving employer funded Security+ and Linux+ certifications will be required if the successful candidate does not have them already. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience. 

 Core Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

Experience with web application development and debugging tools 

Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript; TypeScript experience is a plus 

Experience with JavaScript UI frameworks, such as React, Vue, Angular or ExtJS 

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment 

Ability to obtain related technical certifications 

Favorable Experience 

Experience with backend web languages and frameworks, such as Node.js, Java/Spring or Python 

Experience with database technologies, such MongoDB or PostgreSQL 

Experience with JavaScript state management libraries, such as MobX or Redux 

Experience with testing libraries, such as Jest, Enzyme or JUnit 

Experience with continuous integration and analysis tools 

Experience using software version control tools, such as Git or SVN 

Experience with application containerization tools 

Security+ and Linux+ certifications 

Experience in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) design 

Knowledge of HLA and DIS protocols 

Experience with C4I Systems 

Military domain experience 

 Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance


Security Clearance: Secret

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