VA

Senior Proposal Writer

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Senior Proposal Writer

Configuration Management/Tech Writer

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Configuration Management/Tech Writer

Operations Specialist

Req #: 
408_20150601
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as backup DBA
  • Provide daily help desk support functions including providing answers to clients by identifying problems; researching answers; guiding clients through corrective steps
  • Provide technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, user accounts
  • Receive and monitor transaction daily files and ensure data integrity
  • Run and maintain scheduled database jobs
  • Fulfill adhoc query requests from end users 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Advanced Degree plus
  • Experience in Database Management, Data Maintenance, Performance Tuning, Database Security, Troubleshooting
  • Experience with MS SQL, SQL development, and MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Experience with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Help Desk Operations Lead

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Help Desk Operations Lead

Junior Help Desk Associate

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Junior Help Desk Associate

Senior Developer

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Senior Developer

IT Project Manager

Role: 
IT Project Manager
Req #: 
397_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team, providing direction and supervision to all team members
  • Serve as primary point of contact to government customer to include the FNS Contracting Office
  • Manage customer interactions and expectations
  • Responsible for the timely completion and quality delivery of all project deliverables and execution of the FNS ALERT contract
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other government-designated meetings as requested
  • Address all project-related risks and issues with little guidance or direction from senior leadership
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of IT management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Strong experience with managing technical teams and project scheduling
  • Must have experience managing resource allocation and utilizing project management methodologies
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
IT Project Manager

Senior Business Analyst

Role: 
Senior Business Analyst
Req #: 
403_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as functional lead to Project Manager
  • Lead interactions with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements
  • Coordinate integration, system, and user acceptance testing
  • Lead analysis of defects and coordinate with the client which release the fix should be allocated to
  • Create, update, and maintain various SDLC documentation for each release
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Strong grasp of the principles, theories, and concepts of the software development process
  • Experience with implementing test scripts, test automation, JUnit, Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Senior Business Analyst

Tester/Analyst

Role: 
Tester/Analyst
Req #: 
396_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements in conjunction with the Lead Business Analyst
  • Prepare test plans, test cases, and test execution scenarios
  • Perform integration, system, and user acceptance testing
  • Other testing responsibilities include: verification of system capabilities and system enhancements or changes, requirements verification, performance testing, regression testing, load testing, high availability testing, system and software level integration troubleshooting, test reports, root-cause analyses
  • Record and log all user-reported defects
  • Analyze defects and coordinate with the client which release the fix should be allocated to
  • Provide feedback in timely manner for all reported issues and change requests
  • Research, analyze, write, edit, and proofread technical data and sections of documents such as manuals, procedures, and specifications
  • Create, update, and maintain various SDLC documentation for each release
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA
  • Good grasp of the principles, theories, and concepts of the software development process
  • Experience with implementing test scripts, test automation, JUnit, Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Mid Tester/Analyst

Senior DBA

Role: 
Senior DBA
Req #: 
402_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage organization’s existing database infrastructure
  • Maintain database performance, availability, security, and upgrades
  • Provide troubleshooting of issues on behalf of staff and end-users
  • Work with customer to develop requirements and design database enhancements and integration with external systems
  • Make recommendations to leadership regarding database operations and potential enhancements 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience in database management, data maintenance, performance tuning, database security, troubleshooting
  • Strong experience with MS SQL, SQL development, and MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Strong experience with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Senior DBA

Senior Architect

Role: 
Senior Architect
Req #: 
398_20150505
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington/Alexandria
Location:
Arlington/Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction, guidance, and definition of a technical architecture that effectively supports FNS ALERT business goals and objectives
  • Interact with the customer, stakeholders, and OIT management to provide technical guidance and recommend system enhancements and improvements
  • Collaborate with functional and technical leads to identify requirements and develop fitting solutions to meet the requirements
  • Research and determine best-fit technologies and solutions in support of emerging business needs and changes on FNS ALERT contract
  • Provide guidance over design, coding, testing, development, and technical documentation
  • Support the various Security Accreditation activities and ensure that the application is adhering to FISMA security controls
  • Establish project standards and processes
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience with industry standard architecture and design methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of various hardware, software, and/or operating systems environments, particularly Java Stack
  • Extensive experience with technical problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Experience in preparing architectural documents and presentations
  • Strategic thinking and ability to take an enterprise or system viewpoint
  • Programming: Java, Struts framework, Spring, JavaScript, jQuery/jQuery UI, ArcGIS for JavaScript, CSS, XML, SOAP, REST, Apache Axis
  • Web/Application Server: JBoss Application Server, Apache HTTP Server
  • Operating Systems: Windows, RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Tools: Eclipse, SVN, Jenkins, JUnit, JIRA, Ant, Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System or similar content management system, IBM AppScan
  • Database: MS SQL Server
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Senior Architect

Developer

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Developer

Deputy Program Manager

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

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

 Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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

Position: 
Deputy Program Manager

Intelligence Analyst

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

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

*This position is contingent upon award*

Key Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

Position: 
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)

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
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