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Sr. Java Engineer
Silver Spring, MD

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Job Description

Centuria Corporation is seeking a Sr. [Java] Software Engineer to support The Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) in Silver Spring, MD.

The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is central to the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to predict weather, water, and climate conditions. AWIPS provides NWS with the means to integrate meteorological and hydrological data into a single computer workstation. It draws data from an array of weather sensors, satellites, and numerical forecast guidance, processes and distributes the data to the 122 Weather Forecast Offices, 13 River Forecast Centers, and more than 20 environmental centers nationwide, and dispenses rapid, highly reliable warnings and forecasts of weather events that affect the United States, its territories, or adjacent waters.

The candidate must have experience and knowledge with software engineering using object oriented methodologies. The candidate will work as a software developer and integrator as part of a development team, which utilizes a diverse dynamic workforce, including many experts in their fields throughout the software design, development and maintenance life cycle.

Required Experience, Skills, Education:

* Must be US Citizen.
* Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field
* Six or more years directly related to software development engineering in Java. A thorough understanding of Java gained through formal training can substitute for this experience
* Six or more years of experience in software development using Object Oriented Methodologies.

Desired Experience, Skills, Knowledge:

* Six or more years of experience using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and/or Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) web services architecture. A thorough understanding of ESB or J2EE gained through formal training can substitute for this experience.
* Experience with Software design tools such as Rational Rose, Rhapsody, or comparable tools
* Experience with scripting is a plus (Perl & Python as well as others)
* Experience and/or knowledge with Web Service design and development
* Experience and/or knowledge with Service Oriented Architecture
* Experience developing and/or supporting solutions for weather and meteorological science.
* One or more years of experience in a supervisor role. Experience as a mentor. Experience as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead.
* Experience in Extensible Markup Language (XML), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Eclipse IDE, database, and/or Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) a plus.
* Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or OpenGL technologies a plus.

Responsibilities include the following:

* Participate in the full development life cycle for software development programs including design of software components, developing code, updating technical documents, generating test plans, ensuring code meets requirements through unit testing, and resolving discrepancy reports.
* Develop technical designs and specifications for software products.
* Research and integrate design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expectations into product capabilities.
* Use software development technologies and tools to build, test, and maintain product modules, components, and subsystems.
* Provide technical leadership to lower-level developers.
* Provide product demonstrations and participate in trade shows and seminars.
* Interact with customers, vendors and external development partners.
* Understand a variety of the field concepts, practices, and procedures.
* Perform a variety of complicated tasks and use a wide degree of creativity and latitude to accomplish work.
* Work with the technical lead, other developers, System Engineering and Test Engineering to participate in peer reviews and to ensure successful integration with other software components. Work with minimal supervision/guidance.
* Provide tradeoffs between reuse options, Operations & Management (O&M) implications, and cost/schedule/performance issues. Support subsystem risk/opportunity identification. Provide weekly status (technical and schedule) for tasks.

Security: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Centuria Corporation is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D. Due to security requirements on this program, must be US Citizen.

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