Unisys Federal Systems

JAVA Backend Developer

Req ID
Federal Systems
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented JAVA Backend Developer to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


Working closely with the Lead Architect, the Master Java Developer will participate in the system architecture design, systems engineering, development, integration testing and validation, and all aspects of the software life-cycle (requirements to design to implementation to test) for a browser based application implemented using Java and backend web services. The candidate will be responsible for developing and testing Java code as dictated by project requirement and working with/mentoring junior team members. The selected candidate will also support the Lead Architect in the technical management and execution of the project including coordinating tasking, ensuring that milestones are achieved, working with team members, and supporting meeting briefings.



Required Technical Skills

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and 15+ years of software development experience including designing, programming, and documenting large-scale software systems on Windows and/or Unix/Linux
  • Minimum 5+ years of Java 5 (or above) and JEE6 (or above) design and development experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Java and Object-Oriented Design and development principles
  • Must have experience developing in any of the industry standard Java Application Servers such as WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss and/or TomcatEE
  • Must have extensive hands on experience developing SQL for relational databases such as Oracle or DB2
  • Must have working experience in JMS/Message Driven Beans(MDB) and WebSphere MQ.
  • Must have fair knowledge and expertise in any (or all) of the popular Java Frameworks like Apache Commons, JAXB, Log4J, JUnit, Google guava, Spring etc.
  • Must have experience developing webservice applications using JAX-RS, JAX-WS and/or JAX-RPC
  • Must have expertise in Java Persistent API (JPA) using any of the reference implementations like Eclipselink, Hibernate, and/or OpenJPA.
  • Exhibits fair knowledge/usage of Java and JEE design patterns
  • Demonstrated expertise in software engineering practices (e.g., reading/generating software specs, design patterns, continuous integration, working with source code control perferably svn or git, test driven development, Ant, Maven)
  • Must have fair knowledge of UNIX/Linux environment and writing shell scripts.
  • First-hand experience working with large project teams (working with the Federal Government a strong plus)
  • Must have demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively to develop innovative solutions to software problems
  • Must have demonstrated leadership of large-scale software engineering projects

Nice-to-have skills

  • Good to have Agile development experience
  • Good to have Drools experience
  • Good to have experience in Big-data tools like Hadoop, Pig and Sqoop.
  • Good to have experience with Prolog
  • Good to have experience with Javascript
  • Good to have experience with Web Services

Clearance  – Must pass CBP BI.  Must have a DoD Secret or be eligible to obtain one.

Citizenship – Must be a US Citizen.

Job Location – 5971 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Alexandria, VA.  22315


About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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