United States

VP, Health IT

Role: 
VP, Health IT
Req #: 
434_20150710
Clearance: 
Ability to obtain
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Vice President of Health IT to join our talented, growing, dynamic team and continue to build the Company’s Health IT practice. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in winning and managing multiple, large-scale software development, data analytics, and IT infrastructure projects within Health IT. Additionally, the candidate will have a record of driving revenue growth and advancing technically innovative solutions from concept to implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead growth and development of new business opportunities within the Company’s Federal Health IT Practice
  • Develop and manage relationships to aid the capture of new work
  • Manage the Halfaker Health IT Portfolio P/L that includes mutiple projects across various health agencies including VA, DHA and CMS
  • Identify new technologies that align with Halfaker’s corporate strategy and deliver innovative solutions to Health IT customers
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10+ years of management experience in capturing federal business and project execution, focusing on the Health IT Market
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical or business-related field
  • Knowledge of and experience in the primary divisions of VA, DHA, and/or HHS
  • Excellent Writing and Verbal Communications Skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master of Science degree in technical or business-related field
  • Experience with CMMI maturity level 3 processes

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
VP, Health IT

Senior Quality Associate

Role: 
Senior Quality Associate
Req #: 
436_20150719
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Quality Associate with experience creating, refining, and auditing business processes to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Halfaker Quality Department.  The ideal candidate will have experience designing and enhancing business processes for technology services firms, as well as performing internal audits for process compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead process improvement initiatives, with oversight of Chief Technology Officer, with focus on both continual improvement and compliance with industry standards (e.g. Agile, CMMI, and ISO 9001)
  • Develop and refine Halfaker enterprise, project management, department, and project-specific business processes
  • Maintain and enhance Halfaker Employee Development Program, including creating, delivering, and maintaining training modules both via in-person training sessions and computer-based training modules (SCORM CBP modules)
  • Lead Quality Management activities, including maintenance of Quality Management System governance, planning, and tracking documents
  • Perform Internal Auditing of process and standards (e.g. CMMI-DEV, ISO 9001) compliance across enterprise, projects, and departments
  • Coordinate External Auditing activities with appropriate consultants and partners to validate conformance to industry standards
  • Advise and support Halfaker business systems/applications deployments and enhancements, including business process analysis
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Analytical mindset, with ability to creating process flows, process diagrams, process documents
  • Ability to interview domain experts and facilitiate group discussions to capture current processes
  • Experience related to business process development, enhancement, and/or auditing

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in analytical or engineering field
  • Experience with process modeling, using techniques such as Turtle Diagramming, IDEF0, UML, User Stories, or BPMN
  • Internal Auditing experience
  • Completion of ISO 9001 internal auditing course
  • Completion of Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3 course
  • Experience creating online, Learning Management System-based SCORM training modules

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Quality Associate

Senior Java Developer

Role: 
Senior Java Developer
Req #: 
435_20150714
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Java Developer with advanced knowledge of the JAVA EE programming language and associated techniques andexpertise to join our talented, dynamic team.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in creating strategies for developing software applications. The ideal candidate will also provide direction and experience in evaluating alternative approaches and selecting optimal approaches to design, code, test, debug and document software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast paced AGILE development environment while supporting requirements changes and clarifications.
  • Able to design and work complex application solutions while mentoring junior developers and following Sprint deliverables schedule.
  • Lead in determining Level of Effort for release requirements and enhancements based on resources and workload.
  • Capable to work on current release while supporting SME input for future releases.
  • Disciplined in using industry standard tools to include RTC, Liquibase, and experience executing database queries.
  • Experienced working with a multiple teams that are not co-located and demonstrates good communications ability.
  • Able to effectively communicate any questions or issues with the customer. Senior level knowledge and experience to the project and efficiencies to the development process.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science, 10 years equivalent work experience may be substituted
  • 6 to 8 years developing software applications from the ground up as well as developing add-on components and interfaces to existing COTS products
  • 6 to 8 years working in a structured software development lifecycle development (SDLC) environment
  • 6 to 8 years developing with Java and Oracle
  • 6 to 8 years working with Web Services
  • Ability to mentor junior developers
  • Willingness and ability to participate in, author, and review project technical documentation
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience developing with IBM JRules WODM 8.5 or higher
  • Previous experience working with IBM RTC
  • Previous experience with Weblogic 11.0 Application Server or higher
  • Previous experience using Spring MVC framework
  • Previous experience defining Software Architecture
  • Design Definition, Development of Systems Specification
  • JAVA Certifications
  • SOA Certifications
  • Prior experience with VA / US Government Agencies

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Sr. Developer

Lead Data Analyst

Role: 
Lead Data Analyst
Req #: 
407_20150601
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an opportunity for a Lead Data Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).  The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead data analyst and lead to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) team
  • Provide data analysis and data request (some ad-hoc) support
  • Provide technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, user accounts
  • Improve system performance by identifying problems and recommending changes
  • Provide daily help desk support functions including providing answers to clients by identifying problems; researching answers; guiding clients through corrective steps
  • Provide training and information dissemination, as needed 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 + years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Advanced Degree plus
  • Experience in complex data analysis
  • Experience with MS SQL, SQL development, and MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries to support ad-hoc data requests, analysis and validation and verification of system integrity
  • Strong Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Lead Data Analyst

Java Developer

Role: 
Java Developer
Req #: 
399_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Java Developer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).  The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment
  • Design, code, test, develop, and document application programs for computer systems
  • Attend stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements and create highly complex systems
  • Manage modifications to and maintenance of operational programs and procedures
  • Establish project standards and processes
  • Assist with transformational initiatives such as use of Agile best practices
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Advanced Degree plus
  • Experience with the following:
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Java Developer

Senior Java Developer

Role: 
Senior Java Developer
Req #: 
401_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an opportunity for a Senior Java Developer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment
  • Design, code, test, develop, and document application programs for computer systems
  • Lead stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements and create highly complex systems
  • Manage modifications to and maintenance of operational programs and procedures
  • Establish project standards and processes
  • Lead team on transformational initiatives such as use of Agile best practices
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML, SOAP, REST, Apache Axis
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Java Developer

IT Project Manager

Role: 
IT Project Manager
Req #: 
433_20150707
Clearance: 
Ability to obtain
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Project Manager with Agile software engineering, IT infrastructure, innovation management, and business development expertise to join our talented, dynamic team.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in managing multiple, large-scale software and IT infrastructure engineering projects to deliver high-quality technical solutions on time and within budget.  Additionally, the candidate will have a record of driving revenue growth and advancing technically innovative solutions from concept to implementation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple software engineering and IT infrastructure projects concentrating on customer satisfaction, quality product delivery, and schedule/budget performance
  • Lead a talented software development team with a focus on continuously improving team performance and developing new skillsets for team members
  • Contribute to corporate growth and the development of new business opportunities that leverage our innovative technical solutions
  • Identify new technologies that align with Halfaker’s corporate strategy, build capabilities with these technologies, and deliver improved performance and innovative solutions to customers
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of IT management experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical or business-related field
  • Experience with CMMI Maturity Level 2 processes
  • Deep understanding of IT Project Management and ability to implement Agile processes across multiple projects
  • Strong verbal and written communciation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Hands-on experience with Atlassian JIRA Agile software
  • Master of Science degree in technical or business-related field
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience with CMMI Maturity Level 3 processes

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
IT Project Manager

Senior Proposal Writer

Role: 
Senior Proposal Writer
Req #: 
388_20150420
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Senior Proposal Writer to join our talented, dynamic team. The Senior Proposal Writer will provide technical proposal writing and proposal management, when needed. The Proposal Writer will be responsible for establishing efficient proposal materials for the Company, including writing winning proposals, collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop compelling proposal content. The Senior Proposal Writer will be responsible for collaborating with SMEs across practice areas to write win strategies, flesh out and refine technical solutions, and develop management, past performance, and staffing volumes for rebids and new, competitive federal government proposal efforts. The Senior Proposal Writer will work closely with the Senior Proposal Manager, CEO, and the responsible technical staff. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with high energy, have strong organizational and writing skills, and have the ability to operate effectively in complex and fast-paced environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the Business Development and Marketing Department with responsibility for writing and editing Federal Government proposals.
  • Specifically writes non-technical portions of proposals (resumes, past performance, management sections, quality assurance, transition plan, etc.).
  • Develops and maintains proposal boilerplate to include technical, management, resumes, past performance, and quality plans
  • Coordinates and edits technical inputs for grammar and clarity.
  • Revises and improves technical content prepared by operations for bids.
  • Manages distribution of technical portions to authors and creating a consolidated technical approach section
  • Interfaces with subject matter experts (SME) authors in the writing and editing of proposals/responses
  • Provides oversight and management of proposals, including providing guidance and direction to technical staff
  • Leads/participates in team working sessions including vision, solution, and messaging
  • Works with Capture Managers to ensure that proposal text is produced on schedule and win strategies, themes, and discriminators are integrated into proposal responses.
  • Ensures proposal compliance for responsible sections (including the editorial guidelines specified for the proposal)
  • Maintains a status record and master file on the share drive for all text and graphics; and for managing the file server environment during and after proposal development. 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of Federal Government proposal writing and coordination experience in Information Technology (i.e., Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Data Analytics, and/or Cybersecurity)
  • Must be able to present complex ideas into a clear, relevant, and compelling written product.
  • Solid knowledge of developing proposals in response to Federal Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFI) etc.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills with outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to establish a solid working relationship with senior level management, technical staff, clients, external collaborators, and business development resources.
  • Ability to multitask and meet aggressive timelines/deadlines

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Shipley or similar proposal development processes and the ability to implement them across the staff is required.
  • Strong commitment to performing and producing at the highest level of quality at all times
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF suite
  • Excellent research, writing, proofing, formatting and editing skills
  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment 

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Proposal Writer

Configuration Management/Tech Writer

Role: 
Configuration Management/Tech Writer
Req #: 
410_20150609
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Configuration Management/Tech Writer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Document Configuration Management process and procedures, and ensure it is being followed within the group
  • Establish and maintain all documentation Configuration Item (CI) naming conventions, categorizations and attribute requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining the list of IT assets, coordinating all on-boarding/off-boarding, and various access request forms
  • Coordinate peer reviews and serve as the Peer Review Moderator
  • Edit team documents to ensure the quality of deliverables to the client
  • Maintain project SharePoint site for storing documentation
  • Assist with requirements gathering and documentation and system testing
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; Advanced Degree plus
  • Strong experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and associated documentation
  • Familiarity with Configuration Management best practices (ISO, CMMI, ITIL)
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Configuration Management/Tech Writer

System Administrator (Windows) – Level III

Role: 
System Administrator (Windows) – Level III
Req #: 
374_20150318
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Colorado Springs
Location:
Colorado Springs,COUnited States
State: 
CO
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Windows Systems Administrator with in-depth experience in Windows 2008/2012 R2 configuration, security, failover, and optimization of both physical and virtual Windows systems to support the TSA’s Office of Information Technology (TSA-OIT). He/She should rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform a variety of tasks with limited guidance and supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and manage multiple xSeries systems running physical and virtual Windows 2008 R2 & 2012 R2
  • Plan and implementing security patches and Service Packs
  • Ensure adequate backup for all recovery scenarios
  • Review system, event, and error logs for potential problem alerts and take corrective action
  • Plan and ensure redundancy for all critical components
  • Maintain and update current virus protection on all Windows devices
  • Create/Maintain documentation reflecting the current operational environment
  • Integrate system monitoring with Tivoli Monitoring suite of products
  • Monitor and manage IBM Tivoli Identity Management
  • Design and update provisioning policies
  • Review logs for errors or potential problem alerts and take corrective action.
  • Manage user (Administrator and end user) and system level accounts for Windows systems
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 or more years of related professional experience in a technical field (demonstrated experience may be considered as a substitute for a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2
  • In-depth knowledge of core Microsoft technologies/implementations to include Active Directory Domain Services, Domain Name Services, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Experience with Windows clustering services
  • Familiarity with NTFS file and share permissions
  • Experience working with Windows 7 in a domain environment
  • Experience troubleshooting network and domain related issues
  • Experience with software and operating deployments using Windows Update Server, System Center Configuration Manager, and Windows Deployment Services
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Exchange, preferably 2010 or 2013
  • Experience and understanding of Microsoft Distributed File System as a stand-alone deployment and its role within Active Directory
  • Understanding of Microsoft’s Failover clustering and Network Load Balancing technologies
  • Ability to work with little to supervision on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks
  • Ability to work well as a productive member of a multi-faceted team.
  • Ability to prioritize competing task
  • Ability to work under a cross-matrix management structure.
  • Required to support after hours on-call and respond in a timely manner.
  • Experience using/implementing virtual environments using virtualization technology
  • Experience with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager (ITIM)
  • Experience with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • BMC Remedy and IBM Rational experience is a plus
  • Experience installing software, patches, updates and agents on workstations and servers
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed (TAD4D)
  • ITIL certifications and experience
  • CompTIA Security+ certification

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
System Administrator (Windows) – Level III

Junior Help Desk Associate

Role: 
Junior Help Desk Associate
Req #: 
400_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Help Desk Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and understanding of FNS and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

**This position is contingent upon contract award.**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily help desk support functions, including providing answers to clients by identifying problems; researching answers; guiding clients through corrective steps
  • Provide technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, user accounts
  • Serve as primary point of contact (POC) for the EBT processors
  • Receive and monitor transaction daily files and ensure data integrity
  • Improve system performance by identifying problems and recommending changes
  • Provide training and information dissemination as needed
  • Develop, maintain, and review all system, operational, and user documentation
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with commercial trouble ticketing system (such as Remedy) is a plus
  • Relevant experience with USDA and FNS
  • Relevant experience with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Junior Help Desk Associate

Forms Developer

Role: 
Forms Developer
Req #: 
364_20150225
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Arlington, VA – Remote Work Option Available
Location:
Arlington, VA – Remote Work Option Available,United States
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<0%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an Adobe LiveCycle Developer expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a US Air Force Client.  This person will be responsible for the design and development of forms ranging from the basic form, to forms with work flows and database backend storage.  This person should be very comfortable in the Adobe LiveCycle environment, and be able to solicit requirements and turn them into usable forms with minimal to no supervision.  This person will act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide and implement recommendations for best practices for the ADOBE product. This person will act as a mentor and provide knowledge transfer to other developers assigned to this project.  This resource will complete application coding, and provide support to system testing, user acceptance testing, and production as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop interactive forms, documents, document templates, and workflows in an integrated environment
  • Create dynamic XML templates to be rendered as HTML or PDF file format and implement document security using digital signatures
  • Code medium to complex application enhancements which could be modifications, new functionality and/or break fixes
  • Perform integration testing of application changes 
  • Perform code reviews for application changes made by other application developers on the team
  • Provide input into best practices, make recommendations for performance tuning and application efficiency
  • Analyze and design application enhancements
  • Provide input into and/or complete detail application design documentation based on business requirements
  • Provide time estimates for application code modifications for your own assignments
  • Coordinate the work effort among project assignments with other software developers on the team, mentor staff, provide verbal and written status to the management
  • Work with the system and/or solution architects, and database analysts concerning application design, tool usage, or new functionality
  • Collaborate with business users, project managers, technical architects, team lead, and department manager on application projects
  • Provide support for system testing and user testing
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical field
  • Minimum of three years experience in Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite software (government or commercial)
  • Three years experience with IBM Forms Design Software,
  • Three years of experience or background in XFDL, HTML, PDF, JavaScript, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe LiveCycle Designer Software
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional Software and Adobe Reader Software experience required
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Highly Proficient with Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional Software and Adobe Reader Software
  • Fluent in JavaScript Programming
  • Experience with Automated Forms Conversion projects and/or use of Forms Conversion Tools
  • Ability to integrate data connections, custom attachment interfaces, wizard panes, enclosures, and 508 compliance standards to Smart Forms

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Forms Developer

Deputy Program Manager

Role: 
Deputy Program Manager
Req #: 
393_20150422
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Falls Church/ Arlington
Location:
Falls Church/ Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<20%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Deputy Program Manager with cybersecurity certification and accreditation expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the management of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Assessment and Accreditation team. The ideal candidate will provide support to the PMO by providing day-to-day management of project tasks and technical management of all contract activities including cost, schedule, and performance. He or she will conduct planning and coordinating in the execution of the organization’s information security and risk management mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the project team with daily interaction and communication of priorities and activities
  • Maintains the project schedule and manages the project budget
  • Overseees  the timely completion and quality delivery of project deliverables and the execution of the contract
  • Maintains positive client interactions at senior levels, providing tactical project expertise support in areas related to management and cybersecurity
  • Facilitates discussion and collaboration among project stakeholders 
  • Supports growing and developing new cyber business for the company
  • Addresses all project related problems and issues with minimal guidance or direction from program management and comes up with viable solutions

***This position is contingent upon contract award.***

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and at least 4 years of IT project management experience
  • Experience and comprehensive knowledge of the certification and accreditation field or IT security-related assessments
  • Experience and ability to oversee, orchestrate, and perform day-to-day management of assigned delivery order projects that involve teams, technical and administrative staff
  • Organizes, directs, and coordinates the planning and production of all activities associated with assigned delivery order projects
  • Coordinates assessment staff allocation and expenditure of travel costs
  • Possesses polished writing and oral communication skills

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • CISSP or other relevant security certification preferred
  • Knowledge of the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification (DIACAP)
  • Working knowledge of Air Force Instruction 33-210, 23 December 2008 Incorporating Change 1, 2 October 2014 - Communications and Information Air Force Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Program (AFCAP)
  • Working Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Working knowledge of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)s
  • Knowledge of IT security testing of medical systems, devices, and DoD applications
  • Experience in assessment tools, such as the NIST Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Experience with the application of the current DISA STIGs and Security Readiness Review for databases when performing information assurance (IA) vulnerability assessments

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Deputy Program Manager

Intelligence Analyst

Role: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)
Req #: 
383_20150410
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10% in US travel; occasional rotations overseas by volunteer
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an Intelligence Analyst with military intelligence and law enforcement expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Department of Defense’s Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF).  The ideal candidate will conduct intelligence analysis, research, or operations in support of critical investigative requirements related to war on terrorism.

*This position is contingent upon award*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops techniques, criteria, and methodologies for research and conducts in-depth analysis of trends, patterns, and historical data for national security, intelligence, and criminal cases.
  • Gathers information in support of criminal investigations, identifies intelligence gaps, interprets and evaluates information from multiple and sometimes contradictory sources, and monitors trends and events related to detainee operations, counter-threat finance, or criminal operations.
  • Develops timelines and link charts and prepares written and verbal assessments based on current events.
  • Applies focused analysis geared toward the investigation and prosecution of terrorist and war crimes cases.
  • Produces responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) and finished and strategic criminal intelligence assessments.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in intelligence analysis or criminal intelligence analysis required
  • Military or law enforcement background preferred
  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with CITF, CID, OSI or NCIS preferred
  • Skilled in the use of intelligence tools including: Palantir, Analyst Notebook, TAC, HOT-R, M3 and / or similar network analysis and message dissemination systems is required
  • Knowledge of terrorist networks, counter-threat finance, war-crimes, detainee operations, and criminal operations
  • Knowledge of and experience with military criminal investigative processes
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to review, analyze, compile, and  prepare reports and documents quickly
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to brief senior level military and civilian officials
  • Ability to work in both individual assignments and in a collaborative team environment

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)

System Administrator (Windows)

Role: 
System Administrator (Windows)
Req #: 
374_20150318
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Annapolis Junction
Location:
Annapolis Junction,MDUnited States
State: 
MD
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Windows Systems Administrator with windows workstation troubleshooting and remedying expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the TSA Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing Operations and Computing Environment (TTAC). The ideal candidate will possess familiarity with varied Windows desktop/ workstation concepts, standard best troubleshooting practices, and procedures. He/she should rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a variety of tasks with limited guidance and supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine tasks under direct supervision of management
  • Carrying out other duties as requested by management
  • Mentor team members in best practices and skills development
  • Provide a minimum of weekly status report update for current projects
  • Act as a front-line interface to customers, accepting trouble reports
  • Track and update open trouble tickets and escalation of problems in Remedy
  • Recognize and reactively troubleshoot and diagnose problems on proprietary IP networks.
  • Capable of training users in basic desktop applications and system fundamentals
  • Provide remote end-user support via phone and e-mail
  • Configuration of Windows 7+ workstations within a proprietary IP Network
  • Ability to maintain multiple inventory databases
  • Assist with configuration and usability of desktop/laptop computers, peripherals and software within standards and guidelines
  • Ability to read, write and follow basic documentation
  • Capable of creating and maintaining user accounts, and provisioning policies
  • Work with Security on account maintenance using ITIM
  • Collaborate with other technical teams and personnel with resolution of issues
  • Maintain appropriate security documentation and apply security patches per policies and directives.
  • Ability to work both independently and within teams/groups
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize severity of projects
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline with 5 or more years related professional experience. (Education can be substituted for 9 years of experience)
  • Required Certification Training: A+
  • Recommended Certifications: DCSE, A+, Network +
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong inter-personal and communications skills
  • Experience in Windows environment (7+), Office (2003+), Exchange (2003+)
  • LAN/WAN experience
  • Capable of explaining simple procedures in writing and verbally
  • Some Remedy administrative experience in the Windows environment
  • IBM Tivoli Identity Manager  (ITIM)
  • IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM)

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • BMC Remedy and IBM Rational experience is a plus.
  • Experience installing software, patches, updates, and agents on Workstations and Servers.
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed (TAD4D)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
System Administrator (Windows)

System Administrator (AIX/RedHat Linux)

Role: 
System Administrator (AIX/RedHat Linux)
Req #: 
371_20150318
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Colorado Springs
Location:
Colorado Springs,COUnited States
State: 
CO
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for anAIX/RHEL administrator with broad knowledge of systems administration/analysis concepts, practices and procedures to join our talented, dynamic team and support  the TSA’s Office of Information Technology (TSA-OIT).   A successful candidate is competent to work on fairly complex assignments and perform a standard range of AIX/RHEL system administration activities. The AIX/RHEL administrator generally works under deadlines and is capable of operating with only general supervision. Possess familiarity with varied administrator concepts, standard best business practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity is encouraged. Typically Reports to systems a Team Lead.

Key Responsibilities:                     

  • Apply best practices where possible or engineer new best practices as appropriate.
  • Analyze new and existing vendor software; install, maintain, and customize vendor software as required.
  • Consult with end users to identify current operational procedures and clarify user objectives.
  • Monitor system and application performance to detect errors; apply testing procedures/methodologies (e.g., diagnostic software) and provide interpretation of data.
  • Provide a root-cause analysis for recurring or critical problem
  • Proficiency using personal computer and associated work station/computer-assisted tools, etc.
  • Demonstrate commitment to providing customer-focused quality service.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A 4-year degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of AIX/RHEL systems administration experience, or equivalent experience. Education can be substituted for 9 years of experience
  • Experience with AIX 7.15.3 and 6.1 and RHEL 5.6 or later, performance monitoring and tuning tools, installation options, problem determination and recovery, and AIX security
  • Experience with Power5 and or Power6IBM Power architectures, X-series and Bladecenter server technology including LPAR technology and HMCs
  • Experience writing and debugging shell scripts in a standard UNIX shell

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with NIM and satellite server
  • Experience with AIX/RHEL performance tuning and capacity planning
  • Experience with VIO and managing VIO servers
  • Experience with high availability architectures and concepts (possibly including, but not limited to, HACMP/PowerHA)
  • Experience with enterprise backup/restore architectures and concepts including TSM
  • IBM/Brocade SAN architecture (DS8000, Brocade DCX)

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
System Administrator (AIX/RedHat Linux)

Data Analyst

Role: 
Data Analyst
Req #: 
372_20150318
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Colorado Springs
Location:
Colorado Springs,COUnited States
State: 
CO
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Data Analyst with strong analytical skills, practical knowledge of formulating complex queries and good SQL tuning skills to join our talented, dynamic team and support the TSA’s Office of Information Technology (TSA-OIT). The ideal The Data Analyst has minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressive experience working with large, complex relational databases with a minimum of 3 recent years working with Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 and DB2 8 and 9.  Candidate must be a quick learner and strong performer in a high stress environment; must be able to adapt to quickly evolving technology and priority changes; and have a desire to work closely with other members of the Data Management, Systems, Operations, and Development teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and generating ad-hoc reports
  • Performing investigation into data issues
  • Perform data cleanup and data migrations
  • Assist development team in formulating queries
  • Experience automating tasks creating new tools
  • Ability to work on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities
  • Ability to work under a cross-matrix management structure
  • Required to be on-call and respond in a timely manner
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years related professional experience in a technical field
  •  ITIL v3 certification
  • Experience working with large, complex relational databases with a minimum of 3 recent years working with Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 and DB2 8 and 9
  • Strong analytical skills, practical knowledge of formulating complex queries and good SQL tuning skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • IBM AIX Operating System
  • Windows Operating System
  • IBM Relational Resolution
  • XML
  • Messaging Queuing
  • Crystal Reports

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Data Analyst

Technical Recruiter

Role: 
Technical Recruiter
Req #: 
361_20150223
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technical Recruiter to drive recruiting activities.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who will prosper in a fast paced environment. A key marker of success will be the ability to creatively source challenging skill-sets with high level clearances with urgency in mind. The recruiter will manage the recruiting process to include: partnering with hiring managers to write compelling job descriptions, ensuring proper classification and level, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting/coordinating interviews, and working with managers to extend offers, supporting as needed.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Technology, or related discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience recruiting in a government contracting environment may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a technical recruiter, preferably in the IT industry
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a continuous pipeline of candidates with strong technology and management skills.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to think outside the box to solve problems for candidates and clients.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Full cycle recruiting experience supporting clients that require high level clearances.
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, DOL classifications, and other government compliance regulations that affect job recruitment.
  • Previous experience with server-based applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated success in a corporate recruiting environment or agency recruiting firm

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Technical Recruiter

Sr. Software Engineer

Role: 
Sr. Software Engineer
Req #: 
245_20140605
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP).  The ideal candidate will provide technical support in system architecture, system design, system integration and technical management. Successful candidates must be able to provide technical input to the systems engineering process and lead teams in developing application and technical plans. The Senior Software Engineer must be able to guide customers in the installation and use of strategic products through education and guidance and provide first-use and tuning assistance problem solving and critical situation resolution.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and 10+ years of experience required (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education)
  • Experience with Java J2EE,WebLogic/WebSphere, MQ and JMS Messaging, JPA Persistence, Spring Framework, Hibernate (or Mybatis), Rules engine (Drools or JBPM), Oracle (Exadata preferred), Business Objects (preferred)
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a CBP security clearance
  • Current knowledge of Atlassian Tool Suite including GreenHopper (or equivalent), Eclipse, ANT, Jira, JUnit, Subversion, Bamboo, Clover, FishEye, Sprinter, Confluence Wiki
  • Expert developer or architect with significant legacy ACE expertise

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Significant experience with legacy ACE
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid client facing skills/experience

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Sr. Software Engineer

Senior Test Engineer

Role: 
Senior Test Engineer
Req #: 
317_20140925
Clearance: 
Active CBP clearance (preferred)
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

We are seeking a Senior Test Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team supporting our client. The Senior Test Engineer is responsible for supporting our client through the entire agile SDLC process by assisting in the gathering and testing of requirements for new features and transition of legacy applications to an updated application architecture. Specifically, the Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and performing a project test strategy and test scripts, and will be required to gain a basic technical understanding of the project to achieve the greatest possible testing coverage. 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience writing test cases, test plans and execution of test plans.
  • Demonstrate experience writing automated test scripts using tools (UFT/HP-QTP, HP Quality Center, Selenium, ALM etc.).
  • Most have previous experience verifying software quality, metrics and development methodology (Agile, Waterfall etc.).
  • Most have previous experience working in web based technologies (Java/J2EE, JQuery, Java Script, Ajax), application servers (Websphere, Weblogic), queries (SQL) and databases (Oracle, DB2).
  • Prior experience and knowledge of testing within Agile development methodology, processes, and procedures, particularly Scrum, Story-Driven Methodology, Burn-up and Burn-down charts, and Velocity Tracking.
Requirements: 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field
  • 5+ years of relevant testing experience
  • Active CBP Clearance preferred
  • Experience with manual and automated testing tools
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Test Engineer
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