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Junior Cloud Software Engineer

Cloud | Remote/DC, DC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.


Your Mission: Leverage your application development background and grow your cloud and containerization expertise.

Enhance your current software development skillset by developing back-end and front-end components of cloud-focused, SaaS/PaaS systems backed by AWS and Azure services and resources. You will be an integral part of a team of knowledgeable technologists responsible for helping to build and maintain our Altitude product, and the world’s only full-scale cloud emulation platform, SHIFT. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working with both front-end and back-end web development frameworks, AWS and Azure services, Kubernetes, Terraform, and back-end resources, to efficiently build new functionality and continuously improve user experience. Working on the Products team provides a great opportunity to leverage existing skillsets while developing new ones.

You will excel in this role if you are:

Embracing Emerging Technology: You want to learn about AWS, Azure, and their accompanying services to help facilitate software development efforts. You are interested in learning new and emerging technologies to support our customers needs.

Willingness to Learn: You bring your thirst for knowledge and to improve your skills as well as to build your experience with designing, developing, testing, delivering, and supporting current and future applications for our customers.

Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop solutions for both commercial and government customers.

Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.

Flexible: You are able to work remotely and be part of a virtual team that primarily communicates via collaboration technologies.

Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Understand performing software development, software engineering, or software automation.
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a virtual team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process-oriented with great documentation skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree).

We are looking for individuals with experience in and can contribute to (in priority order):

  • Software Development
    • The ability to understand and learn current products developed in the key languages below.
    • Ability to learn and apply analytical and programming theory to current and future applications.
    • Ability to learn and apply RESTful API’s for use in web applications and user interfaces as well as to access customer data stored in cloud services.
    • Learn and develop new features in support of the cloud management and emulation platforms.
    • Learn and leverage NoSQL style data databases to support current products and customers.
    • Learn and leverage event-driven application design.
    • Learn and leverage key software architectures like microservices and message bus based architectures.
  • Cloud infrastructure
    • Learn and leverage container development methodologies, orchestration, and networking (such as Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, etc.).
    • Expand upon existing components or develop new components of a Terraform based cloud infrastructure as well as learn other infrastructure-as-code technologies.
  • Devops
    • Expand automated testing suite in support of CI/CD activities.
    • Basic experience with CI/CD development tools such as Git, Jira, GitLab, Jenkins, etc.

Languages (in priority order, experience with 1 or more of these):

  • JavaScript/NodeJS
  • Golang
  • Java
  • Python

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • Experience with secure software design and implementation for enterprise and cloud applications.
  • Experience with or have worked for government agencies and/or government contractors.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud computing platforms.
  • Experience with classified, air-gapped, or high-side AWS Regions.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of AWS and Azure SDKs and how they work.
  • Experience with software frameworks like Angular, React, Spring, and/or Django.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open-door policy.