June 07, 2024
$135K - $153K USD

Sr. Software Engineer (Java)

About the job:


Position Summary

The Senior Software Engineer’s purpose is to improve overall engineering quality through documentation, technical guidance and mentoring, and applying best practices to the work. The incumbent leads significant migration efforts and routinely works with government stakeholders to get buy-in on technical initiatives. This role collaborates with the product team, government stakeholders, and other contractors to build new systems and make improvements to existing systems. These responsibilities support Nava’s culture and mission: Be Active Stewards, Pursue the Root Cause, Think Long-Term, Build Together, Inclusion is Essential and Progress Takes Work.

What you'll do

  • Writing and implementing code
  • Performing local testing to ensure acceptance criteria have been met
  • Writing technical specifications (tech specs) to introduce new functionality or features to the codebase
  • Receiving and applying feedback to the codebase before implementation
  • Reviewing pull requests to identify needs prior to merging
  • Providing feedback to teammates on pull requests for collaboration on proposed changes
  • Implementing and testing updates for design systems such as web designIdentifying and proposing solutions to blockers encountered with the work
  • Collaborating with internal and external engineers via engineering huddles 
  • Attending standup meetings to discuss project updates and status
  • Participating in refinements to estimate level of difficulty for each ticket
  • Participating in biweekly retrospectives (retros) to discuss sprint efficiencies or inefficiencies 
  • Participating in sprint demo meetings to demonstrate work completed or in progress
  • Sharing expertise with others by providing feedback to designers, project managers, and other engineers to develop solutions and priorities
  • Serving as a resource to peers on Nava’s culture and expectations
  • Participating in Engineering critiques with other teams to provide and receive feedback on work performed
  • Interfacing with clients to provide project updates and propose solutions

  • 8 + years of Software Engineering experience
  • Experience with professional software engineering practices using such tools and methodologies as Agile Software Development, Test Driven Development, CI/CD, and Source Code Management
  • Strong technical guidance for peer reviews, architectural design
  • Help coordinate milestone/feature progress throughout sprint
  • Experience as a technical lead should be added as required.
  • Prior experience with Java and Kafka 
  • Experience with ETL pipelines
  • Experience working with and integrating very diverse technologies
  • Proficient in refining high-level goals into high-impact, low-effort tasks and milestones based on human-centered design practices to prioritize options for stakeholders
  • Tenacity to dive into problems and iterate in working code
  • Equal parts systems thinker and advocate for users
  • Highly resourceful, reliable, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to think strategically around trade-offs and short-term vs. long-term benefits
  • An adaptive, empathetic, collaborative, and positive mindset
  • Excellent written and real-time communication, technical and otherwise
$135K - $153K USD/Year

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