Randstad Software Engineer in Reston, Virginia

Software Engineer

job details:

  • location:Reston, VA

  • salary:$30 - $45 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, March 12, 2018

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • industry:Information Technology

  • reference:607421

job description

Software Engineer

Reston, VA


As a Software Engineer, the ideal candidate will have designed, developed, unit tested, implemented and documented solutions that include not only the code to supports business functionality, but also the underlying infrastructure required to run that code and the systems required to deploy it . ( PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILS ON THIS SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE)

The candidate should also possess technical skills and experience in the virtual infrastructure domain , in particular Amazon Web Services . The preferred candidate would also have knowledge and experience with continuous delivery systems.

The candidate will report to the Director and work within an agile application team that develops and maintains highly visible and critical applications . The candidate will have responsibility to design, implement, unit test, document and maintain complex technical software solutions in support of the application development and QA processes .

Additionally you will be expected to ensure communications and relationships with customers and cross-team members are professional and meet expectations.


  • Develop and implement solutions, based on a set of standards, patterns and processes which establish consistency across the enterprise data, reduce risk, and promote efficiencies in support of the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Developing full stack solutions and continuous delivery frameworks that improve the ability of the CB IT delivery teams to efficiently deliver solutions with quality.

  • Write complex code, building infrastructure as code, work with immutable "cloud" based environments, and build the supporting automated tool-sets to test and deploy the systems they develop.

  • Responsible for the quality of their work; will develop and implement a set of quality criteria and the associated validation method to ensure that any deliverable meets the expected quality levels of our customers, use quality management to ensure quality levels are maintained, seek new approaches and techniques to improve quality levels, employ reviews and observations to maintain the quality and continuous improvement process, and analyze the impact of quality control and quality assurance on project performance.

  • Use metrics to establish feasibility of new initiatives and develop plans, including budget, sequencing and time frames.

  • Actively review their own and the team's work processes and implements improvements seen from other teams or in industry to drive continuous improvement of the team's efficiency, speed, and quality

  • The candidate will also take responsibility for creating design specifications, unit testing, and preparing technical documentation.

Internal Contacts:

  • Maintains regular contacts with staff in own and other departments with the purpose of coordinating activities and scheduling and collaborating to produce work.

External Contacts:

  • Maintains frequent contacts with members, customers and vendors with a moderate impact on the image, reputation and/or business or operational well-being of our client

  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors and partners as it relates to technology products and services to support project initiatives.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience with full-stack development.

  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with AWS cloud supported programming languages like Java, Node JS, or Python development.

  • 1+ years hands-on with AWS Lambda, SNS/SQS, S3, IAM, CloudWatch, EC2, RDS and DynamoDB, AWS CLI

  • Ability to use or learn : KMS, ALB/ELB, Route 53, VPC

  • Fluency with CI/CD toolsets such as: Jenkins, Ansible, CloudFormation, BitBucket

  • Working knowledge of distributed architectural design patterns (please provide examples when sending your resume)

  • Strong and evolving competence in several programming languages and technologies, working knowledge of multiple tools sets, technologies and implementation environments

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong problem solving and analytic skill Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments simultaneously and effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Expertise in the knowledge of programming languages, relational databases , and NoSQL databases

  • Experience building infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation or similar scripting techniques

  • Strong practical Linux based systems administration skills and scripting experience in a Cloud based environment

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with monitoring tool suites like DataDog, SumoLogic, NewRelic, and Nagios

  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments

  • Experience with automated testing tools (i.e. selenium, Cucumber) are a plus

Education & Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS.

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in software systems, programming, database development, and infrastructure development and administration

If you or someone you know may be interested, please send your resume to zack.macdonald@randstadusa.com ASAP!