Requisition Number: 12931
State: VA


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Description/Job Summary

GCE - Global Connections to Employment is excited to offer career opportunities within our fast growing organization. Our mission – "Helping people throughout life’s journey" and the vision to be the trusted partner for improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are a "Top 25" non-profit provider under the AbilityOne® Program. GCE serves to help people with disabilities find meaningful employment in multiple business service lines in 14 states, including internationally. GCEs IT teams maintains government and commercial contracts and we have been honored with numerous awards for service excellence and supporting employee morale. Our IT team is a primary federal contractor for DMDC for DoD, where our focus is on identity management and software development credentialing, and personnel security and benefits. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

At Global Connections to Employment, we value differences. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, physical or mental ability, age, religion, identity, and experience. This commitment motivates us everyday. We’re passionate about creating opportunities for all people on their unique journey through life.

Position Summary
The Software Engineer IV develops software for multiple medium to large-sized projects by studying information needs; conferring with clients; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; and following the software development lifecycle. Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions. Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code. Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses of all levels of total system product, which may include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.

Role Requirements
Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering or a related field (may substitute equivalent combination of education and experience)

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in software engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience developing J2EE applications, including J2EE/Java performance testing and tuning
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with Software Development methodologies (Waterfall, RUP, AGILE/SCRUM)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with MVC framework; STRUTS, SPRING MVC, JSF
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with PL/SQL
  • Experience with Junit or other unit testing frameworks such as TestNG, JMock, or DBUnit J2EE/Java performance testing and tuning experience

Advanced experience with the following software languages:

  • PL/SQL
  • C++
  • C#
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Java Framework (i.e., Strut 2 and Spring)
  • SQL
  • Objective C
  • IOS
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Linux (Red Hat)
  • GenEdit
  • SVN (Subversion)
  • Unix
  • Full lifecycle experience with requirements analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and support
  • Experience with Web Services
  • SQL experience on Oracle or other relational database
  • Extensive experience in developing enterprise Java solutions following standard/best practices, including SDLC, OOAD, and design patterns
  • Advanced experience working with Oracle databases
  • Strong experience in developing enterprise Java solutions following standard/best practices, including SDLC, OOAD, and design patterns
  • Experience in the design, development, and implementation of batch applications
  • Experience with Maven, Ant, or other build tools
  • Experience with SVN (Subversion) or other source code control system
  • Proven experience building Java-based solutions for highly available and scale systems on Red Hat Linux

Additional Requirements:

  • Advanced proficiency level with MS Office products
  • Advanced Java programming and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems, including knowledge of data modeling concepts, ERD design and development
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a public trust clearance or higher.
  • U.S. Citizenship (required per government contract)

Travel Requirements:
Some travel may be required, up to 10% of the time. The travel may be local or national and may be by car, rail, or air.

To Apply

Interested applicants please visit our Career Center @ or  and complete our on-line applications. Our toll free number is (866) 236-3981.

GCE is putting our employee health and safety first by following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Global Connections to Employment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING REQUIRED

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Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer including Vets and Disabled. For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement. For reasonable accommodation, please email us at