Java Technical Project Lead in Bethesda, MD at Maximus

Date Posted: 1/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Project Management Experience/Qualifications:
Experience in planning, initiating, and managing moderate to complex information technology projects. Leads and guides the work of project technical resources. Monitors progress to adhere to schedule deadlines and ensure financial targets are met. Tasks may be broad in nature, requiring an “outside the box” mindset and innovation in determining how to accomplish. Performs tasks with little to no supervision and ability to supervise others. Responsible for the creation, organization, execution, and completion of specific project tasks. Adept in adhering to schedule deadlines, communicating with corporate/company executives regarding project operational status. Ability to multi-task and work against competing and changing priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills when presenting and speaking to government clients and communicating with staff. Serve as the program representative at NIH NCI client-level discissions of the different applications.

Technical Experience/Qualifications:

Java Programming:
•Experience with Java including JDK versions 7, 8, 9, 11, 13
•Experience with Cyclic development and Agile techniques
•Engineering the Maven build through Maven Parent POMs
•Experience with Junit 4 testing to mentor/coach development team
•PI Testing – configuration, analysis, and remediation
•Perform dependency analysis of Java projects

System Administration:
•Understanding of installation, configuration, and maintenance of Apache Tomcat Servers and security realms
•Experience with Security Certificates; requesting, installing, and reporting with OpenSSL
•Understanding of installation, configuration, and maintenance of Apache HTTPD Proxies and the CA SiteMinder webAgent for authentication

Oracle Database Administration:
•Experience as a DBA on Oracle 10, 11, 12, 18, or 19 databases
•Experience with new database installation
•Experience with database monitoring and SQL optimization tools (CA’s Toad)
•Understanding of database hardening, and security issues
•Experience with patching databases and the OPATCH tool
•Experience with database backup tools exp and rman

Preferred Experience (not required):
•NIH experience (specifically NCI or other institutes to demonstrate understanding of NIH organization, policies, and structure).
•Understanding or knowledge of NIH data and grant process.
•Understanding or knowledge of NCI’s central and local databases.

Additional Information:
The position sensitivity designation is a Level 1 - Non-Sensitive. Selected candidate assigned to a Level 1 position will undergo a Suitability Determination and National Check and Inquiry Investigation (NACI).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain architecture framework(s) for Java, web applications.
- Facilitate the creation of architecture in collaboration with Agile scrum development teams.
- Ensure architecture aligns with IRS Enterprise Architecture and leverages existing architecture components.
- Mentor and transition architectural knowledge to scrum teams.
- Use experience from Agile implementations to develop a process for architecture creation, integration, and review.
- Participate fully in release and integration planning meetings by providing input on backlog prioritization, by providing adequate and timely acceptance criteria for new or enhanced software designs, and by explaining costs and efficiencies of backlog items to Product Managers and other stakeholders.
- Identify when architectural spikes are needed, and provide enough design for proof of concept.

Minimum Requirements:
- Typically requires an advanced technical degree and a minimum of 12 years in progressively responsible positions.
- Individual contributor who oversees large, technically complex projects.
- Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
- Position is recognized as a subject matter expert within a particular discipline.
- Some barriers to entry exist at this level (Sr Executive approval).
- Knowledgeable of emerging trends and may contribute to and influence best practices within discipline.

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