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Java Developer

Fairfax VA GovCIO

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can't do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We're changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we're excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


Builds and codes applications and/or modules using languages such as C++, visual basic, ABAP, JAVA, XTML, etc. Provides patches and upgrades to existing systems. Involved in planning of system and development deployment as well as responsible for meeting software compliance standards. May design graphical user interface (GUI) to meet the specific needs of users. Prepares operating instructions, compiles documentation of program development, and analyzes system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls. May build add-on modules using application program language.

1. Designs and codes applications following specifications using the appropriate tools
2. Maintains and modifies existing software applications.
3. Analyzes detailed systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and alternative methods of problem resolution.
4. Performs modifications to and maintenance of operational programs and procedures.
5. Participates in code reviews to represent reviewed work for adherence to standards and specifications.
6. Writes or revises program documentation, operations documentation and user guides in accordance with standards.


Bachelor's with 8+ years (or commensurate experience)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong hands-on experience 10+ years with Core Java.
  • Must have at least 7+ years of experience with Spring Framework (preferably Spring Boot).
  • Must have at least 5+ years of experience designing and developing Microservices.
  • Strong fundamentals in object-oriented design, design patterns, data structure, algorithms & complex analysis.
  • Strong hands-on experience with RDBMS, Java ORM tools & framework such as Hibernate and JPA.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Extensive experience in writing and executing JUnit test cases & debugging Spring Framework-based applications.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Understanding & experience in API management, Swagger.
  • Experience in Scrum/Agile development.
  • Familiarity with GitHub & Maven.
  • Familiarity with developing and deploying applications on AWS and/or Azure.
  • Familiarity with Security specifications such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and SSO.

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