Job Description :
Title : Cloud Software Engineer
Location: Reston, VA
Duration: 06 Months contract with possibility of hire

Follows established coding standards and other enterprise processes, both individually and at a team level. Must ensure proper code reviews are held for the project
Builds, tests, deploys, monitors and maintains production code for complex web and cloud based applications using JavaScript, CSS, X/HTML and frameworks such as Backbone, Angular or React/Redux and libraries and tools such as JQuery and Bootstrap.
Assists with backend code development and integration in Java, Python or Node in AWS environment.
Understands Web optimization and security techniques and implement enhancements
Drives applications Web layer platform architecture to future state, while working with the team and the Enterprise Architecture group
Contributes to the engineering team’s culture of high code quality. Accountable for the quality of code that is delivered to QA and production and must ensure that appropriate code reviews and unit testing are adequately performed.
Ensures that continuous integration is performed on the application source code and constantly seeks to enhance the continuous integration methods of the development team to ensure high quality of code.
As member of an Agile development team work closely with Product Owners and Consumer to gain thorough understanding of requirements to ensure code is properly implemented. Also must seek ways to meet the underlying business requirements with low-cost, yet highly re-usable patterns and actively escalate requirements that may cause unnecessary risk or cost
Ensure that application code adheres to enterprise and industry standards and best practices.
Thorough understanding of implementing accessibility and progressive enhancement presentation layer coding practices. Works with Interface Design Architects to assure accessibility standards are met at a code level.
Responsible for support of and coordinating with other teams such as Security, Technical Operations, Enterprise Operations, etc.
Assists with project planning and estimating of initiative scope items. Reports hours daily to administration for billing purposes.

Bachelor’s degree required.
At least 3 years of directly-related work experience in a professional position in software development or a related field.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:
Extensive experience in Javascript front-end development of large applications.
Expert-level understanding of Javascript/ES6, CSS, Bootstrap and SPA including optimization techniques and Web security layers.
Experience with Backbone, JQuery and one of the component frameworks (React/Redux or Angular)
Experience in test-driven development.
Experience working in an iterative development environment such as Agile/Scrum.
Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
Backend development experience using Python, Java or Node is a plus
Experience working in CICD environment is a plus, including build tools such as Gulp/Grunt/Webpack
Deep knowledge of Cloud and AWS platform
Working knowledge of SQL and NoSQL
Experience in adhering to software development guidelines and in performing code and design reviews
Experience in documenting design and architecture artifacts and presenting artifacts for architectural review
Effective communication skills are a must along with a strong customer service orientation, and the ability to clearly discern client needs.
Ability to effectively coordinate multiple responsibilities simultaneously, with fast, flexible work style.
Knowledge of K-12 or Higher Education related software applications is a plus