Junior Software Developer

Validatek Suitland , MD 20746

Posted 3 days ago

ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several U.S. Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, Top Secret (TS) facility clearance, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 4 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 4) and CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 3) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.

Position Description:

The Junior Software Developer supports the design, development, configuration, enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of software-based applications and tools. The Junior Software Developer uses development and test environments to develop, test, and debug software solutions before implementing them in production. The Junior Software Developer works with users, analysts, and other project teams to understand needs and requirements and implements solutions to improve and enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. The Junior Software Developer provides technical consultation, training, and support to other IT staff, as necessary.


  • Assist in the design and development of new software products/tools and configuring/customizing existing software.

  • Work with users to gather requirements, identify new functionality, optimize current features, develop prototypes, test functionality, and conduct training on new software updates and changes.

  • Gather user feedback on software applications, evaluate software functionality and effectiveness, and address issues of performance, compatibility, integration, and ease of use.

  • Assist in evaluating and recommending new software applications, tools, and technologies, and software development, integration, and testing tools.

  • Ensure proper software configuration management and code documentation.

  • Assist in developing and updating software technical documentation and user manuals.

  • Be able to operate in a dynamic project environment and meet project timelines.

  • Manage project schedules and tasks in completing deliverables and work products.

  • Communicate work planning, progress, and issues in a timely manner.

  • Understand and apply client processes and procedures in completing work efforts.

  • Interface with government staff, team members, and other contractors in completing work.

  • Actively contribute to ongoing process improvement, innovation, best practices, and risk management.

  • Provide timely and thorough input to the Project Manager for regular status reporting.

  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelors degree or no degree required (depending on experience see below).
  • IAT Level 1 certification a plus.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 years of experience as a Software Developer with a Bachelors degree.

  • 4 years of experience as an Software Developer without a degree.

  • Demonstrated experience using Java, JavaScript, Perl, Bash Shell Script, Powershell, Angular JS, and Java Server Pages (JSP).

  • Experience supporting intelligence systems is a plus.

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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