Software Engineer, Level I (1354)

Software Engineer, Level I (1354) | Annapolis Junction, 20701, Annapolis Junction, MD, US

~~~ May be eligible for a telework arrangement. Must work in-office when requested and attend in-person meetings as requested ~~~

Referral Eligible  


Zapata Technology is seeking a skilled and motivated Software Engineer, Junior Level, to be part of a team focused on providing specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

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Job Qualifications: 

Qualifications and Skills include: 

Skills: Java, Spring, Spring Boot (Microservices), ReactJS, Mongo, Docker, ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), DevOps, Kubernetes (K8S).

DevOps: Work with the operations team and development team to help craft solutions. Someone that operations can work with on Tier 3 issues. Also, can work with the development team to code up solutions. Possible tasks: Performance analysis, Bug finding/fixing, Help ops craft temporary and long term solutions.

Mongo Upgrade and Modernization: Need someone to work with the development and operations teams to upgrade existing Mongo.

Microservices: Work with the development team to craft microservice solutions. Currently using Spring Boot and Kubernetes (K8S).

GUI developers: Lots of our requirements and tasks surround the GUIs. Work with the UX expert and code up solutions. Current technology for most GUIs is ReactJS.

Certifications:   None required.

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: 

  • Four (4) years experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.

Education Level & Degree Required: 

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Desired Skills:

  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
  • Debug existing software and correct defects.
  • Provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards.
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.
  • Write or review software and system documentation.
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project.
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries.
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components.
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

Working Conditions: 

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

Full time position  


Clearance Type:  

Requires a current Top Secret SCI clearance with a polygraph. Employment is contingent on having or obtaining the required active security clearance or successfully passing the required background check, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens.  


AAP/EEO Statement: 

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


Zapata Technology, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation to applicants who are veterans or who have disabilities and are unable to fully use our company application system. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Christina Hall, EEO Coordinator at