Sr. Java Developer

Job Locations US-DC
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Public Trust
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred


VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Sr. Java Developer to perform software development in support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) in Washington, DC.


Additional Information:

  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain a DHS Public Trust clearance
  • Available: within 30 days



Designs, develops, tests, and debugs software in support of the federal government’s largest biometric identification system, IDENT.


The Developer will direct the creation and modification of all software ensuring proper performance and integration between internal and external system components. The developer shall have experience working in Agile/Scrum development environments. A familiarity with the DHS SELC or equivalent lifecycle process is desired.


The minimal qualifications are 10+ years of relevant development experience in the development/modification of code and configuration changes for large scale information technology and database systems comprised of JAVA and PL/SQL programming languages.



  • Experience with the following tools and technologies: Oracle database, Java (i.e. J2EE technologies including JNDI, MDB, EJB), jibx, weblogic, junit, maven, wsdl, jsp, Git, and Eclipse.
  • Experience with client-side development languages and frameworks: HTML 5, JavaScript, AngularJS, NodeJS, JQuery, CSS, XML.
  • Open architectures: SOA; WebServices; REST; SOAP; Messaging.
  • Proficient in working with Linux operating system.



  • Experience working in complex Java based enterprise systems.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher.
  • Minimum of 5 years of software development experience with large, complex backend systems.
  • Must have 10+ years of J2EE experience.
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum development environments.
  • Experience with DHS software engineering lifecycle processes (SELC) preferred.


Must be able to obtain a DHS Public Trust clearance.



  • Ideal candidate would have hands-on development experience and/or experience with DHS OBIM IDENT or CBP systems.
  • Active DHS HQ 6C clearance (desired) or equivalent public trust clearance.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools and techniques; DevOps experience.



VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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