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Director of Engineering

Columbia, MD 21045

Posted: 06/20/2024 Telecommute: Hybrid Specialty: App / Web Development Job Number: 12333 Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

The Squires Group has an opening for a CLEARED Director of Engineering to work a HYBRID schedule at our client site in Columbia, MD. In this role, you will provide management and oversight of their Software Development competency.


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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