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Java Spring Boot Senior Developer - Remote


Senior Developer


Herndon, Virginia, United States


Work Where it Matters

Compass Point, an Akima company, is not just another federal IT contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At Compass Point, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , Compass Point provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , Compass Point delivers a broad range of skilled IT services, including data-centric services, software development, IT infrastructure modernization, managed IT services, and more.

As a Compass Point employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a senior level Java Developer with a strong background in Object Oriented web development for a transformation project into Spring.  This role will be to serve as a senior developer as we modernize a collection of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) systems from Struts/COBOL into Spring Boot.  These systems are written legacy Java frameworks such as Struts v1 and JBoss Seam.  The client is located in Indianapolis, Indiana but the majority of the work will be remote. Approximately 10% travel to Indianapolis expected.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops Technical Approaches to complex coding challenges.
  • Rapidly develops remediated screens using those technical approaches.
  • Assists more junior deverlopers in understanding a technical approach.
  • Ensure that the legacy applications remain in a steady state of audit readiness through development, testing, validation, and controls by submitting required artifacts showing evidence of technical design, unit test results, technical peer reviews, and final handoffs to user acceptance testing.
  • Reports to the Team Project Manager


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ten (10) years of Object Oriented (OO) software development experience
  • Ten (10) years Agile experience
  • Seven (7) years of web development experience using Java.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Spring including at least two production system conversions to Spring
  • An active DoD SECRET clearance that has been used within two years is required. A Single Source Background Investigation at Tier III may be performed by DFAS if necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Management Sciences, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline
  • Java
  • Ability to interpret COBOL code to find existing business rules.
  • Ability to follow legacy Struts code to find program flow.
  • Spring Framework
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • XML
  • UNIX commands / lightweight scripting
  • Testing
  • Agile Scrum Experience:
  • Backlog creation and Refinement
  • Poker Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Standups
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Management Sciences, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline
  • Microfocus COBOL
  • Struts v1
  • Oracle PL/SQL

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: Compass Point

Clearance: SECRET

Work Type: Remote

Remote: Yes

ReqID: 2024-8387