Mid-Level Java Developer

Job Locations US-Remote | US-VA | US-MD
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Posted Date
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Information Technology
Public Trust
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US Citizens, preferred


VariQ, a leader in innovative IT solutions and professional services for federal clients, is seeking motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions. For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), VariQ anticipates performing software development and application enhancements on this O&M contract using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and DevSecOps processes. VariQ is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a SAFe Agile release planning team implementing CI/CD pipeline to support one our nation’s most critical homeland missions – the storage and processing of student and exchange visitor information for national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, intelligence, background investigations, and associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis.


VariQ is seeking a Mid-Level Java Developer to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SEVIS contract.  


Additional Information:

  • Location: Rockville MD or Tyson's Corner, VA
  • Available: Within 30 days; subject to completing clearance process
  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and have or are able to obtain a DHS Public Trust


  • Supports the complete software development process for new software products, or makes enhancements to existing software in an Agile environment
  • Troubleshoots, debugs and upgrades software and supports deployment to the AWS cloud
  • Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity
  • Supports the application migration to the AWS Cloud
  • Performs unit testing and documents all code changes
  • Supports the DevOps practices and use of CI/CD pipeline tools
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned


Required Skills and Experience

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer with 1 years’ experience with test-driven development
  • 2+ years of experience designing and developing solutions with Java Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and corresponding frameworks (Spring) in an Agile Software Development environment
  • knowledge of software engineering principles, methods, and techniques to include Agile/Scrum, DevOps and Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Experience developing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) with Representation State Transfer (REST), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • Experience in developing database queries and stored procedures with PL/SQL and NoSQL
  • Experience developing applications with responsive web design frameworks
  • Experience with W3C web design standards and technologies, including CSS, HTML 5, JavaScript
  • Experience with DevOps toolchain including GitHub, JIRA, Junit, Jenkins, Maven etc.
  • Experience creating development-related documentation.
  • Experience with code and peer reviews.
  • Experience with Unit Test Planning, Script Creation, and Execution.
  • Ability to quickly learn new applications by proactively asking questions, analyzing documentation and corresponding code to be able to directly contribute to coding enhancements in a timely manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a confident and assertive demeanor.
  • Ability to work independently and work across an integrated project team.



Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with Oracle RDBMS, Mongo DB and PostgreSQL databases
  • Experience with JSP, React and Angular framework
  • knowledge of container management tools like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Java Applications servers (Tomcat/JBoss)
  • knowledge of MuleSoft
  • Working knowledge of Microservice architecture
  • Experience developing in a SAFe Agile environment


Experience developing and delivering at DHS is preferred

Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and have or are able to obtain a DHS Public Trust



  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 


  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.



VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.


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