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Director of Engineering - TS/SCI Clearance required

Columbia, MD 21045

Posted: 07/23/2024 Telecommute: Hybrid Specialty: App / Web Development Job Number: 12333 Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

If you find frustration with the Federal Sector’s inefficiencies related to Cyber Security, then this could be the dream job you are seeking.  


This almost 10-year-old Cyber-Security focused Federal Consulting firm is looking to add a Director of Engineering to their team.  You will have the opportunity to be involved in R&D that strives to improve efficiency for their federal customers and will mentor engineering professionals in managing client relationships on Government Contracts. 


The position will be primarily remote with occasional team meetings in the Columbia, MD area.  The successful candidate will have solid Back-End Java Development experience, Software build tools, Git Source Control and working in Cloud based systems (most of their clients use AWS, but if you have Azure, Google, Oracle Cloud, that works too).  This is an innovative team, and they are looking for someone who is committed to new development and creative thinking, along with the desire to mentor future technology leaders.


Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens with an Active Top-Secret Clearance, with SCI eligibility.


  • Evaluation, upgrade, and management of Software Engineering recruiting and hiring processes.
  • Evaluation and establishment of a Software Engineering culture plan, and management of this plan.
  • Evaluation and establishment of a Software Engineering Employee development process, and management of this process.
  • Assisting, aligning, and complying with CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) policies and procedures.
  • Evaluation, estimation, development, and collaboration of research and development projects.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar
  • 15+ years of experience in Government Software Engineering
  • Experience and proficiency with the following skills are preferred:
    • Software Languages: Java, Python, JavaScript
    • Databases: Relational Databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL stores (Accumulo, DynamoDB, OpenSearch)
    • Software Build: Java build tools (Ant, Gradle, Maven, etc.), CI/CD tools (GitHub Actions, Jenkins)
    • Java Frameworks: Spring and Spring Boot or Quarkus
    • Data Processing: Kafka, NiFi, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, SQS
    • OS for Development: Comfortable with Windows, Linux, and Max
    • Source Control: Experience with Git
    • Containers: Kubernetes and Docker
    • Software Testing: Junit, PyUnit
    • Software Security/Quality (automation) Testing: Sonar/SonarQube, Fortify, Code Review, Code Coverage
    • Data Formats: JSON, YAML, XML, AVRO, Protobuf, Parquet
    • Cloud PaaS/IaaS Providers: AWS, Azure, or Google
  • Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens with an Active Top-Secret Clearance, with SCI eligibility

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