Sr. Cloud SW Engineer (Java/Hadoop/Big Data)(Security Clearance Required)

Praxis Engineering Reston, VA

What you will be doing!

Software engineer needed for designing and building applications. The developer will be a part of a dynamic and growing team responsible for designing and evaluating revolutionary tools for search and discovery applications. Right individual will have solid development experience with an interest in operationalizing new tools and technologies. Duties Analyze and study complex system requirements. Design software tools and subsystems to support software reuse and domain analyses and manage their implementation. Translates detailed design into computer software. Implement and integrate COTS search software packages. Test, debug, and refine the computer software to produce the required product. Prepare required documentation, including both program-level and user-level documentation. Enhance software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency. Provide technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools. Provide technical direction to programmers to ensure program deadlines are met.

What you will need:

* 10+ years of demonstrated experience managing or performing software engineering and development activities

* 10+ years of demonstrated experience understanding IT infrastructure

* 10+ years of demonstrated experience in Java programming

* 5+ years of demonstrated experience working with SQL, and third/fourth generation languages in the design and implementation of systems and using database management systems.

* 5+ years of demonstrated experience with shell scripts

* 2+ years of demonstrated experience in agile software processes and methodologies

* 2+ years demonstrated experience in Hadoop, cloud computing, and mass analytics

* 2+ years demonstrated experience building web services and XML

* 1+ years experience with Lucene 4.x

Optional Skills:

* 1+ years demonstrated experience building search and discovery applications and tools

* 1+ years demonstrated experience in linguistic processing or semantics

* 1+ years demonstrated experience in recommendation systems or machine learning

* Demonstrated independent problem solving skills appropriate to experience


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Praxis Facts

* Founded in 2002

* Consistently ranked as one of the Baltimore areas Best Places to Work

* Over 290 employees…

* Over 40 active contracts

* Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD with growing offices in Chantilly, VA, Linthicum, MD and Aberdeen, MD

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Praxis

* Everything AND the kitchen sink.

* Great people deserve even better benefits, from comprehensive healthcare coverage and generous leave time to free fuel, a.k.a. all the snacks and drinks you want from our fully stocked kitchens.

* You are not just a job title. That's why we tip the work-life balance scale in your favor. It's not about being billable, it's about being valuable.

* Whether you're working onsite or in our offices, your role at Praxis is just as critical to our success as your coworker's.

* We're constantly researching and implementing the latest technology so you've always got the right tools at your disposal.

* As we've grown, we've retained that small company feel. When we say we have an open door policy, we actually mean it.

* Praxis is comprised of wonderfully generous folks. We believe in supporting the causes our employees care about. Bring us an opportunity to help and we'll listen.

* Teamwork got us where we are today. Our collaborative environment allows you to maximize your true potential.

* The work we do is exciting, critical stuff. No matter your role at Praxis, you're helping us keep the nation safe and secure.

* We have a history of great achievement and, with each year, our company gets even bigger and better. As we grow, so does the opportunity for our employees.

* We host a variety of fun employee and family events throughout the year to say thanks for all that you do to make Praxis a technology leader as well as a phenomenal place to work.


* Competitive salary

* Free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)

* Comprehensive health insurance plan

* 401(k) retirement plan with company paid contribution (amount equivalent to 7% of your salary)

* Annual bonus plan

* Comp time plan

* Four weeks Paid Time Off, plus 10 holidays

* Lots of paid training! We regularly conduct training in-house at our training center, and encourage all employees to seek out training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars. Popular conferences we send our employees to include JavaOne, Rational Users Conference, Black Hat and AnDevCon.

* We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.

Who are we?

Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.

Why Praxis?

We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission.

We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.

Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability (including disability due to pregnancy) or genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Praxis complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.