Lead Software Engineer

Arlington VA 22206 AFSC Magellan Federal

Job Description

A government contractor company looking for someone with experience working on relevant databases such as, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQL programming. You must also be familiar with Python, C/C++ and R languages.
Major project you will be responsible for is migrating old databases to the Cloud, so you must have strong AWS. Being a lead on the team you will also be participating in technical design reviews and providing input and recommendations on database changes pertaining to Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL/MySQL Databases.

This position services as an expert technical and industry resource to management, clients and development staff in new uses of information technology in all phases of major system and subsystem development. Formulates, contributes to, and directs task identification, work effort estimates, and work schedules for research, prototype, and proof-of-concept IT activities. Directs and participates in all aspects of development tasks including data management, application architecture and business architecture.
  • Database Administrator with a strong AWS background
  • Background in Database Architecture
  • Developing scripts for execution of common tasks
  • Following policies and procedures regardless databases
  • Monitor database logs
  • Troubleshooting databases and applications
  • Database planning/architecture
  • Works with to break down a complex system into smaller components and coach/lead a team of software engineers to design and develop these components.
  • Functions as primary practitioner coach on the team to grow the capabilities of other engineers on the team.
  • Integrates systems to databases and other applications using middleware such as SnapLogic, REST based services, etc.
  • Understands the relationship between applications and infrastructure.
  • Acts as a leader in the developer community within Magellan and performs demo, knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Writes technical blogs and be active in Open Source Community.
  • Agile, DevOPS and Cloud:
  • Acts as expert for automated testing strategies, including TDD and ATDD.
  • Works on Agile software development projects.
  • Understands advanced concepts of Containers, Micro-Services, Continuous Integration
  • Develops highly scalable applications in AWS cloud using tools like Cloud Formation Templates, EC2, SWF, ELB, Lambda, S3, RDS/Dynamo DB and others.
  • Identifies track key metrics produced by the application.
  • Performs load and performance testing on the applications and have advanced troubleshooting ability to tune the application to scale.

General Job Information


Lead Software Engineer



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience



Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • 5+ years related experience including a minimum of 2+ years designing, building and deploying software in IT.
  • 2-5 years as a Database Administrator
  • 2-5 years working with SQL/MySQL/Oracle and/or PostgreSQL
  • Scripting (Python, Powershell, C++/C, R)
  • Database Architecture
  • Strong AWS (conversions to the Cloud)
  • Application and database security is a plus
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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