Backend Developer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 13, 2022 (55 d ago)

Position Overview:
Gridiron IT is looking for an analytical, results-driven back-end developer who will work with team members to troubleshoot and improve current back-end applications and processes for the U.S. Geological Survey(USGS), Water Mission Area (WMA) Enterprise Technology Office (ETO). The Back-end Developer must have experience using modern, open source software to prototype and deploy backend web applications, including all aspects of server-side processing, data storage, and integration with front end development. You should have excellent communication, computer, and project management skills.

To succeed as a backend developer, you should be focused on building a better, more efficient program and creating a better end-user experience. You should be knowledgeable, collaborative, and motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Web development using open-source web programming languages (e.g., Java, Python) and frameworks (e.g., Django, Spring)
  • Developing and consuming web-based, RESTful APIs
  • Using and working in team environments that use agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Lean)
  • Authoring developer-friendly documentation (e.g., API documentation, deployment operations)
  • Experience developing applications through Test-driven development processes; use of version control systems, specifically Git and GitLab
  • Quickly researching and learning new programming tools and techniques
  • Experience with Scalable search technology (e.g. ElasticSearch, Solr)
  • Experience Handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage; working with relational and non-relational database systems
  • Using and working with open source solutions and community
  • Communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Job Qualifications: * Degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field.

  • 5-10 years Development experience, with most of that working in Development Teams
  • Fluency or understanding of specific languages, such as Java, PHP, or Python, and operating systems may be required.
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools.
  • Clearly communicates and works with stakeholders at every level
  • Designs and develops continuous integration/continuous deploy workflows
  • Researches and implements data-as-code technologies
  • Defines and configures unit and integration testing platforms to ensure code correctness between releases
  • Ensures the rigorous application of defined information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to software products
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a group

Job Type: Contract

Pay: $100,000.00 - $135,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have an active Public Trust clearance?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Back-end development: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote


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