Reston, Virginia

Summary / Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Senior Software Developer / Team Lead to join our team in Reston, VA, to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


Our ideal candidate is a lead application developer with current Java expertise, but with legacy C programming experience. In this role you will gain an understanding of the functional and operational environment of a legacy system, leverage your reverse engineering skills, and work with a small team on a complete system modernization in Java.


We are looking to place a lead member on a small development team who will be responsible for engaged in the software development (enhancements) on a legacy application as it is retired but will lead the transition to Java as the system is modernized.


This individual should have experience in support Agile and DevOps in an Open Source environment. This individual should support UI/UX and/or Usercentric Design efforts as well as backend application development.

Collaborate with product manager/owners and development team during all phases of the project to promote successful delivery of quality products to our customers.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Provide full lifecycle programming and operational support of a mission critical system.
  • Develops and applies methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of system design requirements and problems requiring the application of expert knowledge. 
  • Analyzes and evaluates user requirements by coordinating with the user to define the problem, data availability, report requirements, and system design problems.
  • Defines system objectives and prepares system design specifications.
  • Supports Agile and Kanban environments.
  • Exercise expertise in Java language and support Micro-services and/or API based environment as well as UI/UX capabilities.
  • Leverage experience in C Programming language in the sunsetting of a legacy application, while working with a team to design the modernized replacement system.
  • Write and supporting shell scripts in a UNIX environment. 
  • Understanding of various software development and test methodologies including Traditional/Waterfall, Agile, Scrum.
  • Daily duties include code debugging, testing, documentation generation, system and splice testing and integration. 
  • Will support/field Tier 4 calls for system support on an as needed basis. 
  • Travel to client location for meetings when needed.
  • Exercise strong software development leadership skills, including code review and SCRUM leadership
  • Leverage strong Junit experience and implementation experience to improve automated testing approach.
  • Support client user acceptance testing (UAT), client demonstrations, and walk-throughs.
  • Perform unit and system testing on system / application.

Other Information:

  • Primary platform is Linux Red Hat (modern) /Solaris 10 (legacy). Other environments include Windows and Linux. Have experience support and developing in JBoss EAP is a plus.
  • Agile environment experience is required.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, driven individual
  • Critical thinker, ability to negotiate with key stakeholders and maintain positive attitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of US Military messaging (legacy AUTODIN) experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of DevOps required. Jenkins, Git, experience a plus


Position Requirements:


  • DOD Secret Clearance, Top Secret a plus
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical field and a minimum of 10 years of experience specific to software development or equivalent blend of education and experience.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

Reston, Virginia

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