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Senior Java Software Developer
Title:Senior Java Software Developer
Department:Information Technology
Location:Greenbelt, MD


Senior Java Software Developer

Location: Greenbelt, MD (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Flight Dynamics Support Services contract)


This position requires the ability to get a Clearance. Please don’t apply if you are not a US Citizen.


Pearl River Technologies is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fulfill a full-time position for a Senior Java Software Developer. This position will support NASA's Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF), a real-time mission support center that provides continual navigation and flight analysis to 30+ orbiting spacecraft. More specifically, the Senior Developer will oversee software development of multiple, small development teams to design, enhance and manage software applications.

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Leading software development activities through an Agile software development lifecycle and ensuring adherence to all approved milestones

  • Providing mentorship to junior software developers

  • Working directly with Flight Dynamics Engineers and Stake Holders to solve NASA spacecraft needs through problem definition, requirements development, and implementation

  • Identifying new software methods and opportunities from public, private, academia and industry practices to improve FDF software and architecture.

  • Analyzing software usage and needs to optimize applications and proactively prevent issues

  • Ensuring adherence to configuration management policies and procedures

  • Preparing for and presenting to stakeholders at engineering milestone reviews for approval

  • Troubleshooting software issues on a real-time operational system

    Skill Requirements:

  • Solid server-side based development experience using Java, C/C++ and/or C#

  • Experience working and/or leading in an Agile environment

  • Understanding of development within a service-oriented architecture (SOA)

  • Knowledge of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL database types using SQL, Entity, MongoDB or an equivalent framework

  • Experience in design and implementation of MVC architectures with client/server environments

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2, Azure, Heroku or equivalent cloud services

  • Track record of leading and executing mid-size software projects through implementation

  • Experience working with Continuous Integration (CI) and familiarity with Jenkins, Bamboo or TeamCity

  • Experience leading development teams of 2-6 individuals

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to mentor and lead software developers

    Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or Perl

  • Familiarity with at least one Web Stack framework such as Angular, ReactJS, or Django

  • Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite including JIRA, Confluence & Bitbucket

  • Ability or willingness to learn how to interface with engineering tools such as STK, ODTK, and FreeFlyer

    Required Experience:

    7-10 years' professional experience in software development, with ever-increasing responsibilities including leading a software team and/or project.


    Required Degree

    BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or a related degree


    Security Clearance Requirements

    Not required at time of hire, though must qualify for a Secret clearance. Thus, at a later date, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


    US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation.

    Pearl River Technologies LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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