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Company Name:
Intelligent Software Systems
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States
Information Technology
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Enterprise Application Developer\Software Engineer

Intelligent Software Systems

Req # 2183
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Clearance Preferred Top Secret/SCI
Position Type Full Time
Category ..
Location Colorado Springs, CO


In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha ("Polaris") provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The company has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA and works on-site with our customers both domestically and internationally.

Our Space Operations Division is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation's security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a software engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

Our team is looking for a mid-level software engineer who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This position is focused on the design and development of Java-based solutions pertaining to satellite sensor tasking. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world, cutting edge Space Situational Awareness systems which are changing how the Space community is doing business.

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering field with 6-12 years technical experience. Relevant domain experience may be accepted in place of a degree.
• Experience with Java backend development
• Experience with Java Persistence API
• Experience with Java Application Servers
• Experience with Java Frameworks (i.e., Spring, Grails, Play)
• Experience designing and developing SOAP and RESTful Services
• Experience with Designing Scalable Web Applications
• Experience with SQL Database Technologies
• Java/JEE development experience
• Knowledge of XML schemas and associated tools
• Experience with object-oriented analysis and design techniques
• Experience designing and implementing Service Oriented Architectures and related technologies
• Experience with Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools (e.g. Subversion, Maven and Git)
• High level of self-motivation, desire to deliver stellar solutions and willingness to work in a distributed team environment
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
• Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
• Strong troubleshooting and communication skills

This position requires the selected candidate to obtain and hold an active Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

• Experience with JavaScript component libraries
• Experience with Messaging
• Security + Certification
• Experience with C2 systems and domains
• Experience with Git repositories
• Experience with Maven
• Experience with Gradle
• Experience with JIRA or similar issue tracking systems
• Experience with Angular2 or similar JavaScript frameworks
• Experience with Routing technologies for webpage navigation
• Experience with Web tooling
• Experience with Bootstrap
• Experience with styling (i.e., CSS, SASS or LESS, and similar technologies)
• Experience with application containerization and open cloud-based architecture and computing.
• Experience with Jenkins or similar build systems
• Knowledge of space operations or understanding of orbital dynamics
• Active TS security clearance with DCID eligibility is highly desirable

Polaris Alpha and its Companies are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law .