United States

Senior Developer

Role: 
Senior Developer
Req #: 
376_20150320
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Developer with advanced knowledge of the JAVA EE programming language and associated techniques and expertise 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: 
Senior Developer

Mid Developer

Role: 
Mid Developer
Req #: 
377_20150320
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mid Developer with knowledge of the JAVA programming languages and associated techniques. Demonstrates experience in creating strategies for developing web based applications. Follows direction 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 work application solutions while following Sprint deliverables schedule.
  • Contributing to Level of Effort for release requirements and enhancements based on resources and workload.
  • Capable to work on current release while supporting future releases.
  • Discipline in using industry standard tools and experience executing database queries.
  • Experience working with a multiple teams that are not co-located and demonstrates good communications ability.
  • Will work with senior staff to gain efficiencies in the entire development process.
  • The Mid Developer will continually take on more complicated assignments and become more familiar with the customer environment and terminology.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science, 8 years equivalent work experience may be substituted
  • 2 to 5 years developing software applications from the ground up as well as developing add-on components and interfaces to existing COTS products
  • 2 to 5 years working in a structured software development life cycle (SDLC) environment
  • 2 to 5 years developing with Java EE and Oracle
  • 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
  • 2 to 5 years developing and using Web Services
  • 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: 
Mid Developer

Technical Requirements Analyst

Role: 
Technical Requirements Analyst
Req #: 
375_20150320
Clearance: 
NACI
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technical Requirements Analyst with experience working with developers, management, and stakeholders to clarify and refine requirements in an AGILE environment. The ideal candidate will work closely with Scrum teams to ensure customer requirements are finalized and properly documented. Experience conducting positive interaction with government business partners. The TRA will also be involved with all Sprints and support the defect resolution process.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology, 8 years equivalent work experience may be substituted
  • 3+ years of experience with translating high level business requirements into functional and system non-functional requirements, as well as user stories
  • 3+ years of experience documenting business processes, BPMN or UML modeling
  • 3+ years of experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including experience with Agile and scrum methodologies, maintaining epics and user stories
  • 3+ years of experience facilitating JAD sessions
  • 3+ years of supporting developers and testers in translating requirements into implementation
  • Ability to identify and evaluate several alternative solutions and help the team arrive at the best functional requirements
  • Ability to report on project performance metrics, reports analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, strong analytical and presentation skills.

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of requirements tools- (ex :) Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), Rational Team Concert (RTC) Requisite Pro
  • Understanding and creation of story boards, wireframes, mock-ups
  • Understanding of business rule methodologies and technologies
  • Understanding of requirements and change management
  • Experience with “Agile” methodologies
  • 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: 
Technical Requirements Analyst

AIX - Systems Administrator (Operations)

Role: 
AIX - Systems Administrator (Operations)
Req #: 
353_20150226
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an AIX -Systems Administrator to join our talented, dynamic team. The AIX Systems Administrator will support the Operations Team by providing capability and work in support of the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) under the Enterprise Content Management Services (ECMS) program. Specifically, the AIX Systems Administrator will perform routine systems maintenance, installations, and enhancements; will analyze the systems and architecture for issues and provide recommendations for improvements; and will provide expertise and documentation as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide IT Operations maintenance and support
  • Support software installation/upgrades, configuration and management of servers and virtual environments
  • Maintain configuration management and change control across application platforms
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures; adhere to best practices and DOD standards
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field; relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Active Secret Clearance required
  • 5-10 years of direct System engineering/IT Operations support work.
  • 5-10 years of OS hands-on and technical experience in AIX, Linux (RHEL) and Windows
  • 1 year AIX administration experience
  • Awareness of Power HA
  • Understanding of HMC
  • Experience with security auditing and scanning AIX
  • Experience with the setup/maintenance of a large-scale infrastructure including Networking
  • Understanding of Power Path
  • Understanding of native multi-path

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with, Redhat, EMC SAN storage systems, Perl programming, KSH scripting, FileNet, Content Manager, Tivoli WebSphere and other IBM software/products.

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: 
AIX - Systems Administrator (Operations)

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 (Unix, Solaris)

Role: 
System Administrator (Unix, Solaris)
Req #: 
370_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 Unix Systems (Solaris) administrator with broad knowledge of Unix systems administration/analysis concepts, practices and procedures to join our talented, dynamic team and support the TSA Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing Operations and Computing Environment (TTAC).   A successful candidate installs, configures, and maintains UNIX operating systems. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with the operating system's servers, hardware, applications, and software. Detects, diagnoses, and reports UNIX related problems on servers.  Possesses familiarity with varied technical concepts, standard best business practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks without supervision and limited guidance.  Typically reports to a senior level manager. May supervise team personnel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Function as a Senior UNIX System administrator responsible for the security and management of Solaris servers in development, test and production environments. 
  • Plan, develop, test, and deploy application software, system software and security updates. Solve complex integration and technical problems in a dynamic fast-paced environment. 
  • Work with other Systems administrators, DBAs, and application developers to resolve issues.
  • Provide advanced administration tasks on Solaris 10 and 11 servers including, but not limited to:
  • Solaris Service management
  • User maintenance
  • Solaris Virtualization using Solaris Zones
  • Storage management using ZFS and UFS
  • Solaris patching (Firmware and Operating System),
  • Server builds
  • Hardware support on Sun Hardware
  • Application and support utilizing JBOSS and Apache in an Oracle environment.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable and experience with Sun Solaris 10 and 11 Servers installation, configuration, and management
  •  Knowledge and experience with installation, configuration and management of Solaris Virtualization using Solaris Zones
  •  Knowledge and experience with installation, configuration and management of Oracle Ops Center
  • Experience with Patch Management Application updates
  • Ability to review logs, access issues and problems and take appropriate corrective action
  • Knowledge of Apache, Java Application servers, CVS
  • Ability to maintain documentation reflecting the current operational environment
  •  Possess excellent communication and written skills
  •  Requires 24x7 on call support on a rotating basis

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • LDAP Management, Perl/Shell Scripting, SAN or Network storage setup/administration, Sun/Oracle hardware maintenance, Certified Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration

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 (Unix, Solaris)

System Administrator (Windows)

Role: 
System Administrator (Windows)
Req #: 
373_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 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 an AIX/RHEL administrator with broad knowledge of systems administration/analysis concepts, practices and procedures to join our talented, dynamic team and support the TSA Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing Operations and Computing Environment (TTAC).   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 Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing Operations and Computing Environment (TTAC).  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

Business Intelligence Analyst

Role: 
Business Intelligence Analyst
Req #: 
366_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts
  • Conduct comprehensive all-source analysis of foreign emerging technology programs, capabilities, and other technology related issues of countries of interest to the government customer to produce timely and relevant intelligence analysis
  • Receive, analyze, and file all incoming threat assessments relevant to the case
  • Attend DoD and interagency meetings meeting relating to cases when assigned
  • Engage in internet searches and U.S. intelligence database searches to supplement threat and vulnerability data provided in the filings and threat assessments when relevant and feasible
  • Evaluate threats in relations to vulnerabilities and feasible mitigation measures in cooperation with other assigned staff and write draft Memos recommending a DoD position, Information Memos, Risk-Based Analysis (RBA) and any other assigned documents relating to assigned cases, and prepare and distribute complete decision packages on assigned cases
  • Create summaries of all assigned CFIUS cases and create files in the appropriate CFIUS database. Distribute electronically to DoD components, plus case materials relevant to threat and vulnerabilities both initial and follow-on
  • Receive from the components all relevant data relating to vulnerabilities, critical technologies, threats, queries for the parties, and other matters impacting national security
  • Provide training to other DoD CFIUS contractor action officers on the identification and reporting of transactions with potential CFIUS jurisdiction for non-notified filing action. Assist DoD components in the preparation of non-notified filings to bring before the CFIUS Committee
  • Liaise with DoD components requesting a non-notified filing throughout the process; attend meetings with components to educate on the CFIUS process and direct research efforts to assist in non-notified filing as needed
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, National Security, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Experience with assessing threat analyses provided by Intelligence Community for foreign companies as they relate to U.S. defense systems and military operations
  • Experience writing memoranda for senior US Government national security managers summarizing foreign threats to and vulnerabilities of defense critical technologies and weapons platforms
  • Familiarity with DoD organizational structure in general and Office of the Secretary of Defense in particular as evidenced by regular interaction with
  •  components across DoD
  • Familiarity with major defense weapons platforms
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is plus

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

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: 
Business Intelligence Analyst

Business Transaction Specialist

Role: 
Business Transaction Specialist
Req #: 
369_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Transaction Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts. These will include critical technology determinations, defense industrial base impacts, and defense logistics implications, among other possible technical inputs
  • May be involved in all facets of the CFIUS case review process, including intra and interagency coordination; due diligence-related open-source and classified research; threat, vulnerability, consequence, and risk analysis; and risk mitigation strategy development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Advise those DoD employees writing RBAs and ToRs for CFIUS cases still under review and being considered for mitigation agreements, or for which mitigation negotiations have begun, on the most effective ways to write mitigation provisions to both protect national security interests in the areas of technology security and supply chain reliability and integrity while also protecting the firms’ ability to conduct business in a profitable manner
  • Attend DoD and interagency CFIUS meeting relating to the above assigned cases involving potential mitigation agreements when requested
  • When current compliance monitoring caseload requires, serve as back-up assisting contractor support staff in analyzing compliance and vulnerabilities relating to enforcement gathered during site visits
  • Review mitigation agreements, correspondence between the firms under mitigation and the monitoring agencies, assessments by intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • Provide diverse expertise related to mergers and acquisitions, business finance, market structure and other business and economic subjects related to the national security review of foreign acquisitions
  • As requested, assess globalization, market, financial, and technology trends that may impact future workload of CFIUS and the kinds of cases it is likely to face in terms of product sectors, acquiring countries, and types of low visibility influence that CFIUS may have to address
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Policy, Business, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate are highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

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: 
Business Transaction Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist

Role: 
Cyber Security Specialist
Req #: 
368_20150309
Clearance: 
DoD TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Cyber Security Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess risk in technology transfer to include technology targeting and cyber security; technology diversion to include the technology relative to state of the art, foreign government policies, and practices; and the foreign company’s adverse history
  • Present highly technical and/or complex issues relating to the U.S. assets in the Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications sector that are vulnerable to threats from foreign buyers in terms of unauthorized technology transfer or supply chain integrity and reliability
  • Attend DoD and interagency meetings relating to the above assigned IT and telecommunications cases when requested because of likely discussion of technical aspects of threat and/or vulnerability issues
  • Advise leadership on highly technical and/or complex aspects of threat and/or vulnerability issues relating to non-notified IT and telecommunications transactions being assessed for possible submission to CFIUS for a unilaterally-initiated review of the transaction
  • Advise leadership on what DoD components and/or other national security agency offices have expertise to assist in analysis of particular CFIUS cases in IT and telecommunications with highly technical and/or complex IT and cyber issues relating to threat and/or vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate threats in relations to vulnerabilities and feasible mitigation measures in cooperation with other assigned staff and write drafts of the analytic and factual portions of Action Memo, Information Memos, and any other assigned documents relating to assigned cases in that market sector
  • Analyze highly technical or complex aspects of mitigation compliance monitoring of IT and telecommunications firms as it relates to threats and/or vulnerabilities involved in such compliance monitoring
  • Conduct comprehensive all-source analysis of foreign emerging technology programs, capabilities, and other technology related issues of countries of interest to the government customer to produce timely and relevant intelligence analysis
  • Articulate vulnerabilities and their relationship to likely threats taken from Intelligence Community as threat assessments and from other classified or unclassified sources
  • Provide technical advice to those writing Risk-Based Analyses and Terms of Reference for CFIUS case mitigation as well as FCC mitigation proposals via the interagency collaboration
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Minimum of 10 years of cyber experience analyzing engineering or technical matters involving information technology in national defense fields
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

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: 
Cyber Security Specialist

Mitigation Specialist

Req #: 
367_20150309
Clearance: 
TS / SCI
City: 
Arlington or Alexandria
Location:
Arlington or Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Mitigation Specialist to join our talented, dynamic team and support the DoD Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office.  The ideal candidate will successfully aid MIBP in the assessment of potential threats and vulnerabilities related to foreign investment risk in US-based firms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on managing inputs into the DoD CFIUS review process from AT&L technology, research and development, and other engineering subject matter experts. These will include critical technology determinations, defense industrial base impacts, and defense logistics implications, among other possible technical inputs
  • May be involved in all facets of the CFIUS case review process, including intra and interagency coordination; due diligence-related open-source and classified research; threat, vulnerability, consequence, and risk analysis; and risk mitigation strategy development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Advise those DoD employees writing RBAs and ToRs for CFIUS cases still under review and being considered for mitigation agreements, or for which mitigation negotiations have begun, on the most effective ways to write mitigation provisions to both protect national security interests in the areas of technology security and supply chain reliability and integrity while also protecting the firms’ ability to conduct business in a profitable manner
  • Attend DoD and interagency CFIUS meeting relating to the above assigned cases involving potential mitigation agreements when requested
  • When current compliance monitoring caseload requires, serve as back-up assisting contractor support staff in analyzing compliance and vulnerabilities relating to enforcement gathered during site visits
  • Review mitigation agreements, correspondence between the firms under mitigation and the monitoring agencies, assessments by intelligence and law enforcement agencies
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Policy, Business, National Security, or related field is required
  • Active Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • At least two (2) years’ experience working in matters related to writing, interpreting, implementing, monitoring or enforcing US or state laws and regulations, preferably with some experience in negotiations related to regulatory matters between governments and private parties, or international agreements
  • Must be familiar with basics of contract law, civil procedure, and business/commercial law
  • Experience working on CFIUS matters related to section 721 of the DPA
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in small teams in a highly operational tempo under strict time constraints
  • Ability to develop strong networks within the Federal Interagency

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and Juris Doctorate are highly preferred

*** This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.***

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.

Senior Forms Developer

Role: 
Senior Forms Developer
Req #: 
364_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Forms Developer with JavaScript expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by designing and converting forms from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the Senior Forms Developer will work with Adobe LiveCycle Designer to support converting of forms on a daily basis.  The Senior Forms Developer will also lead development efforts to create Smart forms by building application-like features within the form itself.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to conduct Form Analyzes to obtain requirements to convert forms from XFDL to PDF
  • Interface with team members to cross-pollinate solutions and implement best practices
  • Provide guidance in the form of Standards Guides and Best Practices documentation for the team
  • Facilitate Design Reviews and participate in Quality Control reviews.
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Lead the development effort to create Smart Forms
  • Articulate technical terminology into functional case studies with stakeholders to obtain clarification of requirements
  • Provide recommendations and technical opinions on implementation approaches
  • Develop interactive Smart Forms leveraging workflows, digital signatures, attachments, database connections, and other enhancements
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical field
  • Four or more years’ experience working as a form developer or application developer
  • Demonstrated highly in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Adobe LiveCycle or AEM suite of products, strong analysis skills, experience in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and modifying Adobe based business application
  • Experienced with Adobe Interactive PDF Forms, ActionScript, XML / Java / JavaScript development with end-to-end implementation experience
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders

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: 
Senior Forms Developer

Junior Forms Developer

Role: 
Junior Forms Developer
Req #: 
363_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Forms Developer with form development expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by designing and converting forms from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the Junior Forms Developer will work with Adobe LiveCycle Designer to support converting of forms on a daily basis.  The Forms Developer will collaborate with other Forms Developers to create forms using best practices such as 508 integration, digital signature locking, and business logic integration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to conduct Form Analyzes to obtain requirements to convert forms from XFDL to PDF
  • Interface with team members to cross-pollinate solutions and implement best practices
  • Participate in Quality Control reviews.
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Articulate technical terminology into functional case studies with stakeholders to obtain clarification of requirements
  • Provide recommendations and technical opinions on implementation approaches
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience working as a form developer or application developer
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the Adobe LiveCycle or AEM suite of products, strong analysis skills, experience in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and modifying Adobe based business application
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Exposure to Forms Conversion projects and/or Forms Conversion Tools

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Position: 
Junior Forms Developer

Test Analyst

Role: 
Test Analyst
Req #: 
362_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<0%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Test Analyst with quality assurance expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by testing forms which have been converted from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the test analyst will analyze and validate forms prior to conversion, document acceptance criteria from the original XFDL files, and validate the layout and function of the new forms in PDF to ensure they look and operate in the same manner as the original.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support testing of converted forms by:
  • Analyzing XFDL Forms prior to processing to capture their function for future testing after form conversion
  • Verifying converted forms match compliance standards and adherence to both the look and faction of the original form.
  • Logging test results for each form
  • Clarifying requirements with SME to resolve potential defects
  • Participating in Quality Control reviews
  • Providing recommendations and technical opinions on implementation quality control approaches
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 2 or more years’ experience working as a tester, quality control, reviewer

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Exposure to Forms Conversion projects and/or Forms Conversion Tools
  • Experience with any automated testing tools
  • Experience with JIRA or defect tracking tools
  • Experience testing 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: 
Test 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

Junior Functional Analyst

Role: 
Junior Functional Analyst
Req #: 
292_20140801
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Junior Functional Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Cargo Systems Program Office (CSPO) of the US Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). The Junior Functional Analyst will support our client by assisting the project team in the development of new features and transition existing processing applications. Specifically, the Junior Functional Analyst will be responsible for understanding and analyzing the workflow of the current applications as well as assisting in the development of and testing a new workflow of multi-tiered web-based platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and development of user needs to determine functional and cross-functional requirements
  • Working with developers and testers to implement a system that meets client requirements
  • Provide technical support and assistance of current and new systems
  • Ability to work closely with client stakeholders
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an IT related field
  • Ability to obtain CBP clearance; or previously obtained DHS clearance (TSA, ICE, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with technical writing and testing

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with the HP ALM suite (previously Quality Center) for executing automated test scripts
  • Experience using requirements, testing and defect tracking tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle, specifically requirements analysis and test execution
  • Possession of excellent team leadership and development skills
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation
  • Ability to apply creativity, innovation, and collaboration to daily tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment on a daily basis

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 Functional Analyst

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
Syndicate content