VA

Junior Program Analyst

Role: 
Junior Functional Analyst
Req #: 
323_20141121
Clearance: 
VA MBI
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 Junior Program Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support a project focused on supporting VA mobile application development.  The ideal candidate will have a business and/or technology background and be able to develop, refine, and manage requirements and other business analysis information regarding mobile application design and development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the gathering, reviewing, researching, validating, and documenting of functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Provide program support in the form of business analysis, user interface design, and mobile application testing.
  • Prepare and submit reports on a recurring basis that will provide recommendations and courses of action related to requirements and development efforts.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technology discipline; 8 years of experience may substitute for degree.
  • 0-2 years of experience of gathering requirements for software development projects.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and computer skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, including Visio and Project.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • Experience using Atlassian’s JIRA and Confluence products.
  • Experience gathering functional requirements from stakeholders, specifically for software development projects for the federal sector
  • 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.

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Junior Program Analyst

Sr. Program Lead (Subcontracting)

Role: 
Sr. Program Lead (Subcontracting)
Req #: 
335_20141106
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Program Lead to join our talented, dynamic team and support of our client.  The Senior Program Lead will provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and help facilitate the planning and execution of major small business program initiatives within DoD. The ideal candidate will support in the overall management and performance of subcontracting program, policies, data systems, and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the DoD Subcontracting program, policy and procedure development, and data systems e.g. eSRS.
  • Provides technical, managerial and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex to extreme.
  • Makes recommendations and advises on organization-wide improvements, optimization or maintenance efforts in integrated management systems.
  • Provides assistance, consultation, and independent evaluation of business activities.
  • Experience conducting expert analysis. Provides hands-on technical and functional expertise as it relates to projects. Demonstrates in-depth functional or technical expertise and a thorough understanding relevant best practices and industry accepted methodologies.
  • Provides clear guidance to project team through excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity, providing members of the project team and the client organization with significant industry knowledge.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, management or related discipline that is relevant to the contract; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance.
  • Expert in Portfolio Management, business process improvement, information technology, or in respective functional area.

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience working with any DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), e.g. Navy, Army, Air Force.
  • Highly preferred experience operating within a Pentagon/OSD/Service staff/Joint Staff, or related environment.
  • Experience working with eSRS, FPDS, EDA, WAWF, SAM, or related government contracting system
Position: 
Sr. Program Lead (Subcontracting)

Sr. Program Lead (Indian Incentive Program –IIP)

Role: 
Sr. Program Lead (Indian Incentive Program –IIP)
Req #: 
336_20141106
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Program Lead to join our talented, dynamic team and support of our client.  The Senior Program Lead will provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and help facilitate the planning and execution of major small business program initiatives within DoD. The ideal candidate will support in the review, monitoring and oversight of the Indian Incentive program, its policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with program requirements and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the management and growth of the Indian Incentive Program (IIP)
  • Provides technical, managerial and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex to extreme.
  • Makes recommendations and advises on organization-wide improvements, optimization or maintenance efforts in integrated management systems.
  • Provides assistance, consultation, and independent evaluation of business activities.ly complex issues.
  • Provides assistance, consultation, and independent evaluation of business activities.
  • Experience conducting expert analysis. Provides hands-on technical and functional expertise as it relates to projects. Demonstrates in-depth functional or technical expertise and a thorough understanding relevant best practices and industry accepted methodologies.
  • Provides clear guidance to project team through excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity, providing members of the project team and the client organization with significant industry knowledge.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, management or related discipline that is relevant to the contract; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance.
  • Expert in Portfolio Management, business process improvement, information technology, or in respective functional area.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience working with any DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), e.g. Navy, Army, Air Force.
  • Highly preferred experience operating within a Pentagon/OSD/Service staff/Joint Staff, or related environment.
Position: 
Sr. Program Lead (Indian Incentive Program –IIP)

Sr. Program Lead (Integrated Performance Management)

Role: 
Sr. Program Lead (Integrated Performance Management)
Req #: 
333_20141106
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Program Lead to join our talented, dynamic team and support of our client.  The Senior Program Lead will provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and help facilitate the planning and execution of major small business program initiatives within DoD. The ideal candidate will support in the overall management and performance of small business programs & initiatives, including policies and procedures for Integrated Performance Management, including the management and performance review and data analysis of small business contract information.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-depth analysis on small business and DoD contracting data
  • Provides technical, managerial and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex to extreme.
  • Makes recommendations and advises on organization-wide improvements, optimization or maintenance efforts in integrated management systems. Provides assistance, consultation, and independent evaluation of business activities.ly complex issues.
  • Provides assistance, consultation, and independent evaluation of business activities.
  • Experience conducting expert analysis. Provides hands-on technical and functional expertise as it relates to projects. Demonstrates in-depth functional or technical expertise and a thorough understanding relevant best practices and industry accepted methodologies.
  • Provides clear guidance to project team through excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity, providing members of the project team and the client organization with significant industry knowledge.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, management or related discipline that is relevant to the contract; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance.
  • Expert in Portfolio Management, business process improvement, information technology, or in respective functional area.

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience working with any DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), e.g. Navy, Army, Air Force.
  • Highly preferred experience operating within a Pentagon/OSD/Service staff/Joint Staff, or related environment.
  • Experience working with FPDS, EDA, WAWF, eSRS, SAM, or related government contracting system

 

Position: 
Sr. Program Lead (Integrated Performance Management)

Director of Technology

Role: 
Director of Technology
Req #: 
329_20141112
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 Director of Technology with information technology management expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support internal IT infrastructure strategy and management.  The ideal candidate will manage current IT infrastructure and processes while planning strategies relevant to better supporting Halfaker employees and clients through technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs all aspects of the information systems function.
  • Provides senior leadership technical information and recommendations regarding information technology infrastructure.
  • Maintains company and competitive posture in information technology infrastructure and processes
  • Ensures adequate budget for capital equipment and technical manpower acquisition.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible information technology management experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience managing modern IT environments that rely on local and cloud-based IT applications and environments.
  • Experience managing Linux and Windows-based technology stacks.
  • Experience supporting technology-centric organizations, including software engineering organizations.
  • Experience working in the Federal Government Contracting industry.

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

Position: 
Director of Technology

Senior Software Engineer

Role: 
Senior 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 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.

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.

Position: 
Senior Software Engineer

Program Lead (OSD/OSBP)

Role: 
Program Lead (OSD/OSBP)
Req #: 
329_20141106
Clearance: 
Secret
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Program Lead to join our talented, dynamic team and support of our client.  The ideal candidate will provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and help facilitate the planning and execution of major small business program initiatives within DoD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert regarding DoD small business programs
  • Assist executive leadership in managing and overseeing major small business initiatives and cutting edge programs
  • Handled day-to-day program management activities including financial planning, budgeting, and monitoring
  • Develop and update documentation/briefings and coordinate stakeholder meetings
  • Conduct program assessments and analyses to identify areas for improvement and make recommendations to leadership
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized engineering, scientific, technical, management or related discipline that is relevant to the contract; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance.
  • 5-7 years of program management, financial management, and/or government accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques in DoD acquisitions.
  • Strong familiarity/experience in DoD small business programs or related budget operations
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and product management skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience working with any DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), e.g. Navy, Army, Air Force.
  • Highly preferred experience operating within a Pentagon/OSD/Service staff/Joint Staff, or related environment.
Position: 
Program Lead (OSD/OSBP)

Sr. Software Engineer

Role: 
Sr. Software Engineer
Req #: 
325_20141022
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our talented, dynamic team and support the VA in our Veteran Suicide Intervention and Outreach (VSIO) contract.  The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience developing enterprise applications using Agile software development methodology, specifically for the federal sector.

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
  • Develop and maintain code in a team environment
  • Support the Technology Lead
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • 5 or more years of experience designing, developing, and deploying technology solutions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL, Python, and R
  • Experience with Scrum, Kanban, TDD, Pair Programming, and other Agile software development practices
  • Possess an understanding in the areas of data analysis, databases, and system design
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and product management skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Strong ad-hoc SQL squery development skills and working knowledge of relational databases
  • Knowledge and experience working with QlikView
  • Experience working with data analytics-driven solutions with sensitive Government data sources

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Sr. Software Engineer

Technology Lead

Role: 
Technology Lead
Req #: 
324_20141028
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technology Lead to join our talented, dynamic team and support the VA in our Veteran Suicide Intervention and Outreach (VSIO) contract.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading teams related to software engineering, data analytics, and data visualization projects.

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
  • Develop and maintain code in a team environment
  • Support the Technology Lead
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 or more years of building print an digital campaigns
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL, Python, and R
  • Experience with Scrum, Kanban, TDD, Pair Programming, and other Agile software development practices
  • Possess an understanding in the areas of data analysis, databases, and system design
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and product management skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Strong ad-hoc SQL squery development skills and working knowledge of relational databases
  • Knowledge and experience working with QlikView and other business intellgience platforms
  • Experience working with and managing data analytics-driven solutions with sensitive Government data sources

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Technology Lead

Data Analyst

Role: 
Data Analyst
Req #: 
327_20141031
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Data Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the VA in our Veteran Suicide Intervention and Outreach (VSIO) contract.  The ideal candidate will have experience identifying, requesting, managing, extracting, transforming, loading, and cleansing sensitive Government data sources.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the analytics and development teams to ensure proper development and implementation of comprehensive reporting tools and dashboards
  • Assist in the acquistion, extracting, transforming and standing up of various data sets
  • Work with statisticians, data miners, and subject matter experts to build solutions that meet the client’s mission
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mathematical or technical field
  • 3 or more years of experience working as a Data Analyst with empasis on quantitive reasoning, statistical and analytical modeling, and operations reporting
  • Possess an understanding in the areas of data analysis, databases, and system design
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and product management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, including Visio

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Strong ad-hoc SQL squery development skills and working knowledge of relational databases
  • Knowledge and experience working with QlikView
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, and R
  • Experience working with data analytics-driven solutions with sensitive Government data sources

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Data Analyst

Outreach Associate

Role: 
Outreach Associate
Req #: 
328_20141031
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for an Outreach Associate to join our talented, dynamic team and support the VA in our Veteran Suicide Intervention and Outreach (VSIO) contract.  The ideal candidate will have experience building digital and print campaigns focused on military and Veteran communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic communication and outreach planning and implementation support
  • Identifying organizational program requirements, integrating requirements into program implementation tasks and providing support in coordatining program management, communucation and execution of tasks
  • Develop outreach campaigns using multiple communication channels including traditional mailings and digital approaches, such as microsites, web videos and social media content
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, communications, or related fields
  • 5 or more years of building print and digital campaigns
  • Experience creating infographics, videos, and microsites
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Have an engaging and energetic demeanor and the ability to inspire and motivate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing campaigns for military and veteran (preferred) communities
  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Experience working with data analytics-driven solutions with sensitive Government data sources

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Outreach Associate

Business Analyst

Req #: 
326_20141031
Clearance: 
VA MBI
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Business Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team and support the VA in our Veteran Suicide Intervention and Outreach (VSIO) contract.  The ideal candidate will have experience gathering requirements, writing user stories, and preparing for technical reports for the development of data analytics driven solutions for government clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine operational objects by studying business functions, gathering of information,evaulating output requirements and formats
  • Assist in the development and refinement of dashboards and models by analyzing requirements and constructing workflow charts and diagrams
  • Write User Stories and deliver them to the development team
  • Verify test cases reflect the requirements being implemented
  • Prepares technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Business Analyst
  • Possess an understanding in the areas of data analysis, database, and system design
  • Ability to communicate at ease with team members and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and product management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, including Visio

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience working with QlikView
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, and R
  • Experience working with data analytics-driven solutions with sensitive Government data sources

*Position is contingent upon contract award*

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

Position: 
Business Analyst

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 a 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

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

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 #: 
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.

Position: 
Senior Test Engineer
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