Alexandria, Virginia

Job Description

Alion is looking for a full-stack software Java (J2EE) engineer that will work closely with a team to design and build applications that meet our Department of Defense, Federal and commercial customers’ requirements regarding security assessments of various types. The candidate will be part of a team that interfaces with the customer to:

  • Participate in agile/scrum software development process
  • Elaborate on requirements, use case specifications, design overviews, design details and coding approaches for new software features
  • Implement and debug functional enhancements and corrections to the CounterMeasures® product
  • Write unit tests of completed source code
  • Apply performance and maintenance enhancements to completed source code
  • Work with test engineers to assure prepared test procedures are valid for software requirements and implementation
  • Document work performed in our software change request tracking application
  • Support maintenance of development and testing environments and system hosting our production deployment of the software

The ideal candidate will be a strong team contributor who is will be eager to learn and has a background in meeting customers’ software/application requirements in an Agile environment. The candidate must be a self-starter who can be productive in both on-site and work-from-home environments.

Position requires analytical and problem-solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into the software applications.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or similar discipline
  • 0-3 years of experience for a junior position, 4-8 years for a mid-level position, and 9-12 or more years for a senior position
  • Proficiency in writing and debugging software code for web applications in Java/J2EE/JSP/JSTL and PL/SQL queries in Oracle
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new technologies as needed
  • Ability to analyze functional requirements and attention to detail necessary to arrive at technically sound design decisions and source code
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other engineers, testers and subject-matter experts
  • Ability to proficiently document work completed, issues or other items necessary for the team’s awareness
  • US Citizenship
  • A DoD Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one; must be willing to submit for SECRET clearance


  • Spring
  • Hibernate
  • JoSQL
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery/jqGrid/dynaTree
  • JSON
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Aspose Words and/or Slides
  • Subversion and/or TortoiseVN
  • Trac
  • Maven

Security Clearance: None

Alexandria, Virginia

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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