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Application Developer

  • ID: 465760
  • Posted: 5/19/2020
  • Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Category: IT - Software Development
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 9 - 12 Months


Acara Solutions is looking for Application Developer for our client located Fort Belvoir, VA
  • With minimum guidance provide technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain software applications as required to meet internal organization requirements.
  • Assist in the design of architectures to include software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
  • Apply software engineering efforts and programming support required to develop, implement, and maintain custom software applications that will support diverse sets of disparate data and information sources.
  • Utilize enterprise tools (e.g. Remedy, ITSM, ArcSight, SharePoint etc.).
  • Customization within enterprise fielded solutions may be required to meet customer needs.
  • Support the building, testing, evaluation, operation, and security of software system prototypes that demonstrate potential design solutions to satisfy operational and functional requirements.
  • Perform systems hardware and software integration and testing, to ensure total operational and functional compatibility with interfacing/interacting systems, subsystems, equipment, and computer programs in accordance with DoDI 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT).).
  • Assist in the design and coding of software product components, units, and modules according to detailed specifications.
  • Participate in the design, coding, testing, and debugging of new software or enhancing existing software.
  • Participate in the analysis and development of test plans.
  • Analyze test results and recommend corrections.
  • Participate in systems modeling, simulation and analysis.
  • Troubleshoot problems and provide customer support for application issues and possible underlying software operating system issues and coordinate with other teams to diagnose and correct issues.
  • Ensure applications are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.
  • Determine and identify high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture.
  • Identify, assess, and present options for meeting functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades.
  • Formulate and define specifications for operating system applications or modify and maintain existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
  • Interact with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction.
  • Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.
  • Create, manage, and monitor maintenance plans and procedures that take into consideration operating environment limitations (such as space, available resources, and operational tempo)
  • Coordinate with systems administrators to provide support for a variety of COTS tools and technologies
  • Evaluate and install new software releases, patches, and system upgrades
  • Perform operations in a manner that minimizes impact on application downtime
  • Plan, test, and implement initiatives to incorporate new technologies not currently present within the client environment
  • Communicate with program manager and government leads as to the progress of open items and work with security specialists and other infrastructure resources
  • Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
  • Provide advice and training to end users.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
  • Participate in special projects
  • Security and STIGs
  • Support the Certification and Accreditation process
  • Document, implement, and maintain system and database security policies in accordance with DISA STIG requirements
  • Implement mitigations of security vulnerabilities in response to IAVAs
  • Support auditing requirements, Documentation
  • Participate in the writing and updating of technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.
  • Define and oversee application development standards, controls, and procedures
  • Create documentation for Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Complete planning and documentation prior to new integration or implementation
  • Ensure that documentation is complete and up-to-date
  • Maintain and document scripts and batch processes
  • Provide weekly and monthly status reports
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Application Developer
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with Dynamic PHP, CSS, XML, JavaScript, and Apache
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Experience with software development in a government environment
  • Knowledge of C#.NET and ASP.NET
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification (e.g., CompTIA Security+ ce) at date of hire
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager.
  • If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional Windows certification within 3 months after your start date.
  • CND-IS Certification (i.e. CEH, CySA+, GICSP, or SSCP – only one)
  • If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional CND-IS certificate within 3 months after your start date.
  • Installation, patching, upgrading, configuration, management and troubleshooting of custom and COTS software applications
  • Problem solving, analytical, and decision-making capabilities, including understanding user requirements, troubleshooting technical issues, successfully resolving issues and challenges, and developing creative solutions for process improvement
  • Communication skills
  • Documentation skills
  • Organizational and collaborative skills
  • Teamwork and engagement as a project team member.
  • Assimilate information rapidly, motivated to self-study new requirements
  • Maintain current industry knowledge of relevant concepts; practices and procedures
  • Work under time constraints
  • Willing to perform other duties as assigned
  • Adapt to changes in requirements and new projects
Additional Information:
  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron?s strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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