Job Description :
Role Title

Jr Java Developer

Labor Category

Java Developer

Start Date for assignment


End Date for assignment

Long Term

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Job Description

Intro/Job description

AFS is at the forefront in supporting a federal agency’s transformation to large-scale Agile adoption across the enterprise. AFS is seeking a junior Java Developer for a position in downtown Washington DC to help us build an Internet-facing citizen engagement system. Using a light-weight Java framework and a continuous integration environment, you’ll join our team of developers building the next-generation of customer engagement systems for federal service agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with product teams and product owners to interpret feature requests and develop software in iterative design/build/test cycles using an Agile development process

Drawing on components from the project’s open-source framework, use Javascript, MongoDB, RESTful web services, MuleSoft, Java Spring MVC and Oracle to design, build and test software components for citizens and employees

Regularly check code into our continuous integration pipeline based on Gradle, Git and Jenkins to incrementally build our overall system and get immediate feedback on build performance

Develop and expand unit and integration tests which will be automatically run by the build pipeline for developer feedback using JUnit and other tools like Geb, Spock and Selenium.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications:

6 months of recent experience developing and implementing software solutions using Java

6 months of experience working in an agile environment

6 months of Spring, RESTful and SOAP-based web services

6 months of experience in using and managing change management tools, Git, Subversion, TortoiseSVN, and build server software (Jenkins/Hudson/Bamboo)

6 months of database experience with Oracle and Hibernate

Preferred Skills

Understanding and working experience with Git branching and merging

Understanding of continuous integration and deployment best practices

Working experience with code quality inspection tools (e.g., Sonar)

Working experience with monitoring systems, continuous integration systems, middleware & database components with Puppet & Chef

Working knowledge of TDD and automation test scripts

Prior success in deploying to production

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across multiple teams and government organizations

Understanding of HTTP/S and related protocols

Experience with other open-source components a plus, including Gradle, Activiti / jBPM, jQuery, MuleSoft, Geb and Spock

Experience with a wide variety of testing tools and techniques, ex. JUnit

Experience with Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases

Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing Agile environment

Candidate should have ability to learn new techniques and technologies quickly

Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Work Location

Washington, DC