Full-Stack Engineer
 Arlington, VA
About U.Group
U.Group is an advanced technology and creative design company radically focused on using customer-centric innovation to create new opportunities in the public and private sectors. Working collaboratively out of offices in Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, Portland, OR, and in the heart of the action at client sites—U.Group delivers best-in-class digital services, powerful data platforms, augmented reality solutions, integrated marketing strategies, bundled services, and more. To learn more, visit www.U.Group.

Role Summary
As a Full Stack Developer at U.Group, you will be part of an integrated project team delivering scalable and secure systems. You will use user-centered and agile methodologies to build and continuously deploying the server and client side solutions. As a member of a project delivery team, you will collaborate with project and product managers, user experience designers, and business analysts. Your efforts will directly serve and assist end-users. Your work will be produced in the context of U.Group’s DevSecOps practices, including but not limited to continuous development, deployment, integration, and monitoring. Our solutions need to be “cloud-first”, scalable, and deployed in containers. Full stack engineers at U.Group are expected to have experience developing or integrating databases as well as developing and integrating server and client applications.

Project overview
U.Group was recently awarded a project to provide development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) services that include artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML) to support an office within the Department of Homeland Security. On this team, you will be operating and modernizing complex, legacy, large-scale, Internet facing websites and IT systems in the cloud using forward-thinking, modern, open source technologies and backend system. You will perform the full suite of DevSecOps tasks in AWS cloud environment using agile methodologies, including participating in creating user stories for both business functionality and technical requirements and defining, but not limited to acceptance criteria; estimating the size of stories; designing solutions including business/system/data architecture.

Citizenship Status: US Citizenship required and have resided in the U.S. for three of the past five years.
Location: DC Metro Region | Arlington, VA | Portland, OR | Indianapolis, IN and other pod locations to be determined
Clearance: Ability to obtain public trust or higher

You will:

  • Deploy secure and performant databases using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Write and deploy server-side applications in containerized environment on AWS
  • Re-factor server-side data-center applications to run on AWS
  • Provide application programming interfaces (APIs) and services
  • Extend knowledge base and delivery capacity for using machine-learning to identify risk and fraud

What it takes:

  • Languages: Java, JavaScript or Python
  • Frameworks: Spring Boot or REST
  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Logging and Reporting: ELK Stack or splunk
  • Configuration management: cloud formation or terra form
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment - Experience in Jenkins (current state) or Concourse (future state platform)
  • Agile Software Delivery Experience
  • Proficient and committed to Test Driven Development (TDD)

Nice to have:

  • Experience in: Kotlin, Scala, Cassandra, Kubernetes, GRPC, Lamdas, TypeScript, Prometheus or design pattern.
  • Active Security Clearance (Secret or higher)
Life at U.Group
We encourage our colleagues to lead balanced lives. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flexible spending, 20 days paid time off, and paid holidays. We also offer:
Flex Time and Remote Work Options
Education reimbursement program
Fitness Reimbursement
Transit/parking subsidy program
Parental Leave Policy
Professional Development Program
401(k) with Company Match

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

U.Group shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.