Zel Technologies
  • 06-Oct-2017 to 30-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Must have an active TS clearance to be considered for this position

Job Summary: The Senior Software Engineer provides software design and development support to DIA/ST/ATI-5C at Charlottesville, VA. They provide support for in-house Agile technology development initiatives, including database design, testing and implementation for proposals and ongoing projects by other parties in government, academia, and industry. The Senior Software Engineer aides in the development and implementation of:

  • Oracle, PostgreSQL solutions, SQL or NoSQL
  • Data aggregation, exploitation, and analysis
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Node.JS environments
  • Various SDLC tools including, Agile design and development, Redmine, Gitlab, Jenkins, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to work in multiple programming languages including but not limited to HTML, CSS, Node.JS, JavaScript, .NET, Java, SQL  
  • Client and server programming along with Graphical User Interface development
  • Manage Redmine project onsite to track requirements, issues, and milestones along with progress updates
  •  Manage Gitlab repository onsite for source control
  • Experience with code versioning control systems (GIT, SUN, Mercurial (https://www.mercurial-scm.org/))
  •  Manage a continuous integration environment onsite using Jenkins to test code releases
  •  Gather stakeholder feedback
  •  Communicate system architecture details for use in design documentation and development
  •  Coordinate VTCs, team meetings, and demos when needed
  • Research cloud based deployment options and requirements, such as AWS or C2S
  •  Establish environment onsite to share project artifacts with stakeholders
  • Courier design documents/requirements between facilities local to the Charlottesville area
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, CompTIA Security+ certification or CISSP
  •  Candidate will need system administration experience in Linux/Windows server environments with proficiency in TCP/IP
  •  Experience with cross-domain tools is a big plus
  • Process, exploit, analyze and report results from tests, demonstrations and evaluations to aide in determining sensor/system overall effectiveness
  • Work with existing software (both COTS and GOTS) tied to sensor packages and payloads to address complex integration activities so as to resolve software and hardware interoperability and compatibility challenges
  • Support and participate in field tests and operational demonstration activities
  • Position requires a thinker/innovator who when given a problem will brainstorm ideas, solicit input and when given approval to proceed will create solutions as part of an integrated Agile team
  • Must be able to successfully work in high tempo environment creating efficient well documented and successful coding solutions resolving unique issues
  • Participates in technical reviews to assess project progress from design through development and delivery.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to accomplish the ATl5 mission
  • Applicant must be able to communicate clearly with senior level clients in order to explain the progress and results of the work to them
  • Provide expertise metadata options and solutions
  • Provide knowledge and expertise in user access control for secure access to information systems


  • Linux and Windows Server OS
  • HTML, CSS, Node.JS, JavaScript, .NET, Java, SQL  
  • Software Development
  • Application development
  • Software Testing
  • Databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, and SQL)
  • JAVA and JAVA Script
  • Gitlab
  • Jenkins
  • Redmine
  • Commercial Cloud Services
  • Ability to research technical issues
  • Ability to identify problems, communicate them to supervisor, and propose solutions
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Ability to write reports to present to management
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator   
  • Senior database developer experience desired
  • Custom algorithm development experience desired
  • Cross domain solutions experience experience desired
  • Big Data experience desired


  • BA/BS plus 10+ years of database programming experience OR 15 - 20 years of experience in lieu of degree.


Special Requirements:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance required. Member must pass a Polygraph within 90-days of employment.


Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
"This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a).   This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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