VA

Technical Recruiter

Role: 
Technical Recruiter
Req #: 
274_20140616
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 negotiations as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide full-cycle recruiting expertise to find candidates for contract and project-based positions within the Federal Government IT industry by using job boards, social media platforms, and word of mouth referrals
  • Leverage candidate and business partner networks to attract prospective candidates for current and future positions with Halfaker’s clients through phone, social media, and email contact.
  • Work closely with our Project Management team to build strategic recruiting plans that meet client needs and expectations while ensuring that candidate and client goals and values align for a mutually beneficial placement
  • Identify and track changes in the market regarding the demand, availability, and cost of various IT skill sets
  • Prepare and maintain all documents associated with each position, including the position request/job description, job posting, applicant tracking log, resumes and any other documents provided by applicants
  • Pre-screen candidates for interest, basic qualifications and salary expectations and provide summary to hiring manager and help coordinate the interview process
  • Collaborate with Recruiters, Project Managers, Human Resources, and company executives to implement best practices in recruiting processes
  • Ensure recruiting process compliance with OFCCP guidelines and assist in the development of  Affirmative Action Program (AAP) reports
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Technology, or related discipline. 5 years of 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 and Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

Position: 
Technical Recruiter

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

Functional Area Expert II

Role: 
Functional Area Expert II
Req #: 
Req #244_20140604
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Functional Area Expert II 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 must have experience and deep knowledge of business, functional and technical areas/disciplines and be able to conduct research on special areas.  Successful candidates will have experience with proposing new solutions to problems in the areas of their functional expertise and must be able to work and analyze both independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Functional Area Experts must have ability to perform information systems analysis tasks in support of one or more of the functional areas for the contract
  • Must have the ability to conceptualize, define, plan, and implement all hardware and software requirements for information systems supporting each specific functional area.
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline and 10+ year of experience (8 years of 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. 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Modernizing legacy systems from mainframes to open source technologies
  • Report development using Business Objects
  • Subject matter expert with significant legacy ACE expertise
  • 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: 
Functional Area Expert II

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)

Software Engineer (Java EE)

Role: 
Software Engineer (Java EE)
Req #: 
220_20140328
Clearance: 
CBP
City: 
Alexandria
Location:
Alexandria,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a 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 
  • 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 5+ 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: 
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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