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Senior Software Engineer

Annapolis Junction, MD
Belay Technologies has been voted Baltimore Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work 2019, runner up in 2020 and a finalist in 2021!

Belay Technologies is seeking a Senior Cyber Software Engineer (SWE). The Cyber Software Engineer develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems to ingest and manipulate extremely large data sets for real-time systems and business management information systems. Build and enhance high-visibility, collaborative web application tools used in the day-to-day mission, throughout the customer and across the broader Intelligence Community (IC). Your work will enable data to be updated and shared in real-time and will help drive more informed and timely decisions in matters of national security.

You will work with real-time data and create tools using cutting-edge visualization, development and analytic technologies.
Thus far, our team has created: 
  • A streamlined, collaborative User Interface (UI) that shares data across agencies within the IC.
  • Cognitive Data Models to develop data transformations for easier consumption into the UI.
  • A UI that allows users to consolidate, organize, and reconcile data in a sandbox setting and updates real-time tabular, graphical, and map visualizations.
  • An analyst tool that enables users to quickly capture, document and access information.

A Day in the Life (Just a Few of the Things You Will Do):
  • As a back-end developer with strong Java skills supports the Cyber Team to create, update or implement models for the ingest of new knowledge into the data repository.
  • Be part of collaborative and diverse team of junior, senior and expert level developers and mission leaders allowing you to mentor and learn from others.
  • High level of collaboration with multiple product teams to design solutions from the user’s perspective.
  • Review and test software components and gain experience developing comprehensive system, performance, and design plans.
  • Define data models to link existing applications in support of new data items; develop data mining and data ingest processes for new data; and support integration with middle-tier and back-end APIs. This includes
    • Storing data in corporate solutions
    • Mitigating attack patterns
    • Converging data from malware
  • Developing ETL processes to retrieve and deliver data across multiple persistence technologies in a performant manner
  • Understanding and ensure corporate compliance rule sets are upheld
  • Connecting to outside data sources to retrieve, collate, and cache data
  • Writing automated unit and integration tests
  • Monitoring running applications and troubleshooting errors.

Candidates should have the following qualifications: 
  • TS/SCI with full scope polygraph is required.
  • Twenty (20) years in software development/engineering including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution plus a
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required
  • OR Twenty-four (24) years of development experience may be substituted for candidates without a qualifying bachelor’s degree.   
  • Twenty (20) or more years of experience developing in support of web-based applications using high level Object Oriented languages (such as Java, C, C++), developing software in UNIX/Linux (RedHat versions 3-5+) and software integration and testing (to include developing and implementing test plans and scripts).
Candidates are required to have the following skills:
  • Experience with JavaScript and Front-end JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue.
  • Experience with Java or C++
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP and Perl, Python, Ruby
  • Experience with writing analytics to query other corporate sources to enrich data.
  • Experience with writing Niagara Files (NiFi) to process data transformations and data flows.
  • Experience with distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as H Base, CloudBase/Accumulo, Big Table, etc., as well as the Map/Reduce programming model, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Etc.
  • Shall have demonstrated work experience with 1) Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON, 2) developing restful services, and 3) using source code management tools.
  • Developing applications using Java application frameworks (i.e. Spring Boot)
  • Experience developing applications interfacing with REST-based APIs/services in Apache Tomcat/Java or NodeJS.
  • Full Software Development Lifecyle (SDLC) experience that includes twenty (20) years or more of:
  • Analyzing and translating user requirements into software requirements
  • Experience with Java, JUnit, JSON, JSON Schema
  • Experience with REST, SpringBoot, Docker, ElasticSearch
  • Some experience with SQL (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc)
  • Knowledge of Graph (Neo4J) and/or Elastic is a plus
  • Developing software solutions by analyzing system performance standards
  • Providing both new software development and capabilities enhancement
  • Developing simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Software Integration (new and existing systems)
  • Troubleshooting, debugging and defects correction
  • Creation and editing of software system documentation
  • Ensuring unit testing and software quality control of all developed and modified software
  • Serving as a mentor to junior team members

Candidates are desired to have the following skills:
  • Experience with writing Linux based scripts to facilitate application integration using a one or more appropriate server-side languages (i.e. Shell, Python, etc.)
  • Modify the repository schema of an existing application to support new data items, develop data mining and data ingest processes for new data, and support integration with middle-tier and back-end APIs
  • Experience performing queries against large data sets
  • Familiarity with customer Government off-the-Shelf (GOTS) corporate tools for data UI visualization.
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment
  • Experience managing software code using Git & MAVEN
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence
  • Work in a team environment

Belay Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business located in Columbia Maryland. Belay specializes in systems automation and full stack development. Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.

Perks and Benefits:
  • 8 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks of personal leave, 3 Yay! days, take off on your birthday,11 paid holidays and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay's volunteer program
  • 10% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
  • $5,000 annual training/tuition
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 100% company funded HSA
  • Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance)
  • Dental coverage including orthodontia
  • Up to $420,000 in life insurance, premiums 100% company funded
  • Amazon Prime, gym reimbursement, monthly lunches, games and prizes
  • Pet adoption program, generous referral bonus program, fun events, and more!
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, full scope 
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