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Java Developer Principal

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Job ID: 2211202
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a motivated and energetic Principal Java Developer to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career.. 

Job Responsibilities

  • The candidate will participate in design, development, and implementation of Java/J2EE based apps to support business requirements/logic.
  • Use modern software engineering tools including Eclipse, VS Code, and Atlassian Suites for design, development, and testing of application code.
  • Follow life cycle methodologies and develop/test Java/J2EE applications as part of an enterprise team. Working with and mentoring mid-level and junior team members is expected.
  • Resolve technical issues through debugging, analysis, research, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Migrating monolithic application code into Spring Boot based microservices.
  • The candidate will support designing, building, and deploying microservices. A thorough understanding of CI/CD pipelines for development and deployment of Spring Boot based microservices is expected.
  • The candidate will be expected to learn and adhere to the continuous integration, automated unit testing and other AGILE practices established within the team using the tools that are currently used by the team.
  • The candidate is expected to diagnose and fix issues in existing application components as part of maintenance.
  • The candidate is expected to learn, mentor, and evolve with the team as the team transitions to newer/modern technology stacks.


Required Experience

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline ( 4 years experience in lieu of degree)
  • 9 years experience in IT
  • StrutsEJBSJEE Server experience (Weblogic\Websphere\JBOSS\etc.)
  • JMS, JPA\Hibernate (Extensive skills and strong SQL skills)
  • PostgreSQL
  • Spring, Spring Boot
  • Provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running on AWS (or equivalent cloud providers)
  • Experience with object-oriented analysis and design techniques
  • Thorough understanding of CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Gitlab etc) and have experience designing, developing and implementing CI/CD pipelines for deployment into a container based environment.
  • Thorough understanding of infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, storage, monitoring, security etc.) and have experience with orchestration to develop a cloud native solution.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain scalable Web Applications/Microservices in the cloud.
  • High level of self-motivation, desire to deliver stellar solutions and willingness to work in a distributed team environment
  • Ability to lead and mentor junior and mid-level developers

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Reactive and Functional programming experience a plus.
  • Developing API tests using Selenium, Postman, Cypress or equivalent tools\frameworks.
  • Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools (Git and Gradle/Maven)
  • Load Balancing and Enterprise Service Bus frameworks (preferably under Cloud environment)
  • Agile Scrum and possibly experience with leading a Scrum team as a scrum master or equivalent
  • Biographic/document text matching using a framework such as Lucene/Solr, ElasticSearch, Sphinx, etc.
  • DynamoDB, HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra
  • JQuery, AngularJS, NodeJS
  • Masters in Computer Science or related field

Target salary range: $145,001 - $155,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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