VA

Sr. Mobile Application Developer

Role: 
Sr. Mobile Application Developer
Req #: 
302_20140821
Clearance: 
Active CBP clearance (preferred)
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for Sr. Mobile Application Developer to join our talented, dynamic team. The Senior Mobile Application Developer will support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) client by joining a team responsible for development of new features and transition existing processing applications. Specifically, the Senior Developer will develop mobile applications that leverage the existing client application.  They will also participate in the development and support of a multi-tier web-based platform that will integrate both Commercial Off-the-Shelf software and custom coded software for use by the client. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for the following:

  • Develop IOS and Android applications
  • Leading software development within an agile scrum-based environment
  • Create innovative solutions for client priorities
  • Working with testing engineers to ensure software meets client expectations
  • Logging, tracking, and troubleshooting issues with source code of new and existing systems
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, engineering or other technical experience and 10 year's of relevant development experience.
  • Experience in assessing various alternative products, tools, and approaches for data management
  • Ability to clearly define risks and benefits of various approaches for a given need and create overarching strategies for design
  • Mobile Application/Backend development
  • IOS Mobile UI development
  • Android Mobile UI development
  • Experience with the following systems and tools: Java, JUnit, Eclipse
  • Ability to obtain CBP clearance; CBP or DoD clearance (Secret or higher) preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Agile applications development, rules development, XML modeling, user interface design and development, database design and administration, automation engineering, and automated testing
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience with the Project Management Framework
  • Possession of excellent team leadership and development skills
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation
  • Ability to apply creativity, innovation, and collaboration to daily tasks

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

Position: 
Sr. Mobile Application Developer

Senior Systems Analyst

Role: 
Senior Systems Analyst
Req #: 
307_20140911
Clearance: 
Top Secret
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Systems Analyst with Enterprise Infrastructure expertise to join our talented, dynamic team in support of our client.  The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of Enterprise Architectures, experience with the Certification and Accreditation process for Enterprise Document Management infrastructure, is able to both analyze and develop complex technical documentation and deliverables.  Knowledge of Project Management and Quality Assurance methodologies also required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical analysis and writing for key deliverables as part of the DIACAP assessment process.
  • Support the Senior Architect and the Director of Program Operations as part of the Information Assurance team.
  • Document internal processes and procedures as needed.
  • Develop external briefings and deliverables as needed.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with attaining/maintaining the ATO for an Enterprise system, preferably within the DoD.
  • Technical knowledge of Enterprise Architectures, to include Document Management solutions.
  • Working knowledge of the DIACAP process, or a similar assessment model.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with IBM-specific infrastructure, to include FileNet, CM8, WebSphere Application Server, and DB2.
  • Expertise in Visio and PPT

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

Position: 
Senior Systems Analyst

UI/UX Functional Analyst

Role: 
UI/UX Functional Analyst
Req #: 
291_20140801
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a UI/UX 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 ideal candidate will have will perform functional analysis, requirements engineering, user interface (UI), user experience (UX) design, create UI wireframes, and create UI mockups and prototypes using CSS and other technologies.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, analyze, refine, and manage requirements related to UI/UX
  • Create UI wireframes
  • Create UI mockups and prototypes using CSS
  • Work with developers and testers to revise UI/UX related functionality
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering or related scientific of technical field
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience working with customers, users and project leads in analyzing, designing, implementing and supporting IT business applications and systems
  • Experience testing functionality and correlating it to requirements
  • Experience with relevant technologies including HTML and CSS
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a CBP security clearance

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, small business environment
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to prepare required technical documentation

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

Position: 
UI/UX Functional Analyst

Senior Staff Accountant

Role: 
Senior Staff Accountant
Req #: 
301_20140815
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Staff Accountant to join our talented, dynamic team. The Sr. Staff Accountant will report to the Vice President for Finance and Accounting and support the Finance and Accounting Department by maintaining accounting records, providing financial reporting and following a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly account schedules
  • Produce monthly invoices
  • Vendor/Client ID  Set up
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting
  • 401(k) Plan transfers and audits   
  • Process payroll on a twice a month basis
  • Liaison to payroll company for tax issues and payroll processing
  • Reconciliations, analysis, and ad hoc reports
  • Assist in month end close
  • Journal entries and analysis
  • Indirect cost allocation prep and posting
  • Invoice tracking and timely submits monthly statements to client
  • Accounts receivable reconciliations and review
  • Deferred revenue reconciliations and analytical review
  • Various accrued expense reconciliations
  • Various accounting research and reporting projects
  • Maintain the general ledger currently operating on Deltek GCS software and filing system
  • Maintain and document accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure invoices are processed in a timely manner and collected promptly in accordance with the terms of the contract
  • Assist with production and analysis of company and project budgets
  • Provide financial analysis as requested
  • Assist with annual audit
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

 Required Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 4-6 years public or private accounting experience
  • Candidate should possess analytical ability, and good communications skills.
  • The ability to learn and interact with other professionals
  • Ability to perform and work as part of a team
  • Proficient in Deltek GCS
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and EXCEL required
  • Keen attention to detail

 Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Government Contract Accounting and DCAA

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

Position: 
Senior Staff Accountant

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 and Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Junior Functional Analyst

Contracts Acquisition Specialist (Secret Clearance Required)

Role: 
Contracts Acquisition Specialist (Secret Clearance Required)
Req #: 
288_20140625
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Contracts Acquisition Specialist with contracts closeout expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), by supporting the Contracts Management Office (CMO). The ideal candidate will fully understand how the agency negotiates, executes and administers contracts and modifications thereto for materials and services necessary to conduct DARPA programs and projects. The responsibilities include all contract closeout support required by the CMO and ensuring the successful execution of all assigned Statement of Work tasks. The Associate will provide reliable support with limited supervision and manages own schedule and performance with minimal guidance.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete tasks required for contract closeout within the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) mandated timeframes
  • Reconcile contracts and provide a valid contract balances at the detailed level.
  • Perform closeout planning and devise strategies to verify contract completion
  • Confirm all closeout actions and resolve any outstanding issues
  • Perform outreach and liaison activities with internal Technical Offices and external entities in DoD, universities and research centers, and research and development companies
  • Review contract files, compile and analyze information and document contract files
  • Obtain all forms, reports and clearances such as final patent, royalties, and property clearances from various sources as applicable to closeout
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • Skill in the use of various types of office automation to include: Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access)
  • Experience working on multiple projects concurrently within deadlines while ensuring that complex information is conveyed in a clear, accurate and concise manner under normal and in crisis situations
  • Previous administrative, customer service experience with strong telephone etiquette
  • Ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn highly valued
  • Ability to move up to 20lbs of paper
  • Top performer who meets/exceeds goals
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • College degree is preferred
  • Wounded Warrior a plus
  • Former military service a plus

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

Position: 
Contracts Acquisition Specialist

Senior Systems Engineer

Role: 
Senior Systems Engineer
Req #: 
245_20140604
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer with significant legacy Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) expertise 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 System 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages, defines, designs, and develops system requirements
  • Performs trade-off analyses of performance, life-cycle cost, risk, producibility, and other system or program requirements
  • Assesses architecture and current hardware limitations, defines and designs system specifications, and evaluates input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility
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, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker and Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

Position: 
Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Software Engineer (Java EE)

Role: 
Senior Software Engineer (Java EE)
Req #: 
221_20140328
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 (Java EE) 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 have hands on experience developing enterprise applications using agile software development methodology such as Scrum and Java Open source technologies using the Atlassian tool suite and experience with web services, data exchange protocols, business rules, workflows, batch processing, and data conversion tools. Candidates familiar with SAFe concepts such as ART, HIP, and RTE for managing large-scale agile implementations are highly preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies, analyzes, defines, and coordinates user, customer, and stakeholder needs and translates them into technical requirements
  • Manages technical resources (hardware, software, licenses, and services). Plans and leads transformation initiatives to new software architectures
  • Supports the Project Manager as the technical team lead on the project. Leads software design and development teams
  • Identifies gaps in requirements and solves problems for the supporting staff
  • Identifies sequencing of services and technologies that are integrated in later phases of the project
  • Participate in daily Scrum meetings and weekly Scrum-of-Scrums
  • Work with other contractor and Government teams to develop and document system architecture in compliance with established standards
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical area and 10+ years of experience required
  • Experience with Agile application development, rules development, XML modeling, user interface design and development, database design and administration
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a CBP security clearance
  • Current knowledge of J2EE frameworks, including JSPs/Servlets, Spring, Hibernate and JMS

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Experience implementing repeatable processes within an Agile development environment for software build and deployment.
  • Lead and mentor a team of talented software engineers specializing in J2EE
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid client facing skills/experience

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker and Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

Position: 
Senior Software Engineer (Java EE)

Senior Test Engineer

Role: 
Senior Test Engineer
Req #: 
122_20131018
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 by assisting in the testing of new features and transition of existing legacy processing applications to an 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: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field
  • 5+ years of relevant testing experience
  • Active CBP Clearance preferred
  • 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
  • Experience with manual and automated testing tools
  • Excellent written and oral communications skill
  • Experience with technical writing and testing
  • Knowledge of developing HP ALM automation test scripts using Sprinter a plus (preferred)
  • Experience developing test harnesses and “seed data” to test external interfaces and services
Position: 
Senior Test Engineer
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