Developer I - Java API Developer

Goldschmitt and Associates LLC provides management consulting, custom training development and delivery services, custom computer programming, and systems design for Federal customers, based out of Reston, VA. We offer a diverse and inclusive environment with competitive benefits including flexible schedules and telework whenever the customer allows.

Goldschmitt and Associates is currently seeking a JAVA API Developer. This position will be remote. All Goldschmitt and Associates employees are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. In addition, this contract requires that you be a U.S. Citizen and obtain the Public Trust clearance.

We are seeking a technical, self-motivated Software Developer to join our team to support an essential modernization program for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid. As a member of our Agile development team, you will support several complex and high-volume customer systems. The ideal candidate would have experience developing in Java and building Representation State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API) solutions.


  • Creating maintainable, adaptable, scalable, defect-free code using software development best practices and coding standards (i.e., software reuse, refactoring, continuous integration, test automation, secure development, and test-driven development).
  • As a member of a scrum team, actively participates in daily scrum meeting to report on development status on assigned stories/tickets and raise impediments impacting delivery
  • Participates in Program Quarterly Incrementation Planning sessions to assess work and establish development goals.
  • Develops and executes automated tests (interface and unit), analyzes test results, take corrective action and/or recommends moderately complex corrections to more experienced software engineers.
  • Supports integration, functional, system, and customer acceptance testing to provide troubleshooting support during development phases.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 2+ years of related experience in software development.
  • Experience with JAVA and developing/maintaining backend APIs.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • U.S. Citizen with existing or the ability to pass a Public Trust background investigation.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of REST API, JSON.
  • Experience using API test cases in SOAP UI, PostMan, or ReadyAPI.
  • Experience with common web development frameworks (Angular, Docker, React, Spring, Node.js, jQuery, Microservice Design, etc)
  • Experience with GitLab DevOps/CI/CD platform
  • Experience with an IDE such as eclipse.
  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) or Agile/Iterative software development methodology
  • Interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving skills, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Personal accountability, organized, self-motivated, and demonstrates initiative.

Goldschmitt and Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Goldschmitt and Associates does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company.

Salary Range
$75,000.00 - $113,000.00
per Year
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Leesburg, VA, 20176, US