Columbia, Maryland

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA MD Columbia - 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway (MDC183)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ114440

Type of Requisition:

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:
Software Development

Job Description:

We are GDIT, one of the largest IT and mission services providers to the government. We offer our customers the power of choice through a vast cloud ecosystem.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your passion for accelerating the cloud. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping to ensure our mission is never interrupted. Our work depends on a Backend Developer joining our team to support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) activities in Columbia, MD. This position offers the opportunity to work 100% remote anywhere nationwide; occasional travel to the customer site may be as needed.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Backend Developer supporting CMS, you will be trusted to develop and maintain the robust, high-performing Java or NodeJS applications used by the Enterprise Portal. You will have the prime accountability for major projects and will be responsible for creating maintainable, adaptable, scalable, defect-free code using software using best practices and coding standards (i.e.: software reuse, refactoring, continuous integration, test automation, secure development, Test Driven Development, static code analysis, peer/code review). In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Designing and supporting the implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and high-performance applications that adhere to security and data protection requirements
  • Developing, integrating, and deploying Microservices with Java, Spring Boot Microservices and REST API's
  • Developing RESTful services as part of a Platform as a Service PaaS that is hosted at AWS
  • Developing applications using Spring Framework (IoC, MVC, Transactions, Security, and Batch)
  • Writing Unit Test frameworks (JUnit, Mocking frameworks), code coverage, and code review
  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Participating in PI Planning and SAFe Iteration ceremonies
  • Actively collaborating with the cross functional teams, such as Requirements, Testing and Infrastructure teams
  • Proactively planning daily development activities, estimating detail design and development efforts, and adhering to development timelines specified by the schedule

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in J2EE web-based distributed systems, along with troubleshooting activities and debugging skills with backend microservices and related issues
  • Demonstrable experience developing RESTful services, using NodeJS or J2EE/Spring Boot
  • Experience in unit testing (Junit, Mockito, Power Mockito) and Code coverage implementations
  • Experience with AWS, Relational and No SQL databases (MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB), Caching (Redis, Varnish), Docker
  • Experience with Agile software development and tools, including JIRA
  • Experience with modern software development tools for Continuous Integration including Jenkins, Git/Bitbucket, and Maven
  • Working knowledge building Docker container images and deployment through CI tools
  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance and must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years

  • US citizen or a Green Card holder
  • Experience with CMS or health care organization
  • Experience with build/SCM (Maven, Gradle, NPM) and CI/CD (Jenkins, Nexus)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment and use of SAFe terminology
  • AWS certification(s)
  • SAFe certification(s)

  • 401K with company match
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career


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Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Travel Required:

Telecommuting Options:
Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:
USA MD Columbia

Additional Work Locations:
USA MD Home Office (MDHOME)

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


Columbia, Maryland

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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