Software Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Software Engineer
Full Time Regular
Career Pathing Stream
Consulting / Direct
Career Pathing Levels


Level Up is seeking a talented, self-motivated Java Software Engineer to join an exciting, complex mission-focused software development project working with a team of qualified diverse individuals in Dulles, VA.


Level Up, powered by AVIAN, specializes in information system implementation, infrastructure architecture, data collection and transformation, data aggregation, data analysis, target recognition, operations, and field support to help fulfill the government’s intelligence mission requirements.


The selected candidate will join a high performing software development team supporting mission critical systems, and is expected to apply best software engineering principals and Agile engineering methodologies to research, design, develop, and modify application software.




  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain
    logical and mathematical solutions that results in compelling easy to use products in support of
    mission critical systems.
  • Conducts independent, multidisciplinary research and collaborates with designers and/or
    engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of data processing systems
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program
    intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls;
    prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility
    programs, and operating systems.
  • Works and participates in a Scrum team utilizing agile methodology best practices to deliver
    high quality products.


  • Active Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance
  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering,
    Business or related discipline. Six years of relevant work experience may substitute for a degree.
    Minimum of 14 years of application system development experience (a Master’s degree in
    Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering will be considered equivalent to 5 years
    of experience).
  • Experience in Angular, Java/J2EE and foundational knowledge of object-oriented design and
    software patterns.
  • Experience developing and maintaining full stack web applications
  • Experience with AWS, developing microservices in a cloud environment
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to create documentation
  • Have good communication skills
  • Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently; is a self-starter


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with practices such as test-driven development (TDD), Agile Software
  • Experience presenting and defending application designs and development patterns to customers
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Maven, Spring Framework, Hibernate, Oracle/Postgres, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and Angular is preferred.
  • Experience identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new options
  • Experience developing and maintaining Web Service Protocols, REST API’s, and JSON is preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining web applications while addressing accessibility concerns is preferred.
  • Cloud experience, specifically AWS
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Demonstrated initiative developing his/her technical career

Our entire workforce is required to comply with the Executive Order 14042 requiring employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated when at least two (2) weeks have elapsed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 series or at lease (2) weeks have elapsed after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. 


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