Tech Lead

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

MetroStar Systems is looking for a Technical Lead that is passionate about overseeing an Agile DevOps team challenged with transitioning a legacy system to a new agile solution architecture and design to develop mission enabling applications. You will groom and mentor developers involved in developing new cost effective solutions to replace outdated legacy programs to meet the customer’s developing requirements. You will collaborate with different business units and operations to get what your team needs to move forward. If you want to join a company that values delivering true agile DevOps solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations and are open to commuting to the Washington, D.C. and Reston, VA area , we want you to work for MetroStar!

Our Agile DevOps Team is responsible for providing state of the art software development solutions by deploying customized software development in an agile environment . We work hand and hand with our Client Solutions Group to ensure that our solutions provide the best value for our customers . Come be a game changer and join our team!

You're a great fit if:

  • You use Open Source technologies (Java, Spring Boot, REST, Microservices and front-end frameworks) to develop scalable enterprise applications.
  • You like to groom and mentor developers, provide them feedback on their work, and encourage and promote best engineering practices.
  • You enjoy delivering Agile software solutions using best practices such as Test-Driven Development (TDD) or Adaptable Software Design.
  • You're passionate about working in a team environment building mission critical applications.
  • You like to modernize legacy applications and systems.
  • You'll love being our Technical Lead if: (This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

  • You have 10 years of experience in Agile software development or Extreme Programming, to include micro-services architecture using open source Java technology.
  • You have 5 years of experience with designing and developing complex software systems
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience developing and deploying microservices in a cloud environment.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in DevOps and CI/CD concept using tools such as Jenkins, GitHub, Docker/Kubernetes, and testing tools such as SonarQube and JMeter.
  • You can pass a Moderate Background Investigation for Public Trust
  • We'll REALLY love you if:  (This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

  • You have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
  • You have experience developing in Cloud environments
  • Use the Strangler pattern to migrate from legacy environments to a microservices environment
  • You have experience with designing, configuring, integrating, testing, and deploying new software solutions in a DevOps environment
  • You have knowledge on how to break down tasks, based on their complexity, to effectively divide the workload amongst the developers on the team
  • What your day will look like:

  • You'll work with a DevOps team working in an Agile DevOps environment to develop a customized software solution to meet the customer’s needs
  • You'll also provide direct communication with the customer and stakeholders to insure that your progress is meeting their mission needs
  • You'll provide day-to-day support of planning and executing 2-week sprints and ensuring that the back log always has enough work for at least 1 to 2 iterations out and assessing and managing the technical debt in effective ways to ensure that it doesn’t accumulate
  • The Admin Stuff: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, Permanent Residency or US Citizenship is required

    The Legal Stuff:  MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.

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