Software Developer, Team Lead in Herndon, VA at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

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Job Description

Role Summary: Lead a team in developing applications using various cutting-edge technologies. This role will be responsible for developing and testing code for geospatial products as dictated by project requirements and working team members.

Essential Functions:

  • Envision, design, and develop desktop applications and UI modules for large-scale deployment and management in support of the US Marine Corps.
  • Rapidly prototype desktop applications to showcase new concepts and ideas
  • Apply good software design and development practices in daily activities based on industry best practices.
  • Write comprehensive technical design specifications and support documentation based on project requirements during software design phases through to final product submission.
  • Suggest new technologies and approaches, often demonstrating and championing their use
  • Estimate the duration and level of effort of development tasks to meet project requirements.
  • Work within the construct of defined application life cycles for desktop, web and mobile environments.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Ability to lead a team and manage deliverables and schedules
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to change between projects and requirements fluidly.
  • Ability to work in a high-tempo environment
  • Familiarity with standard software development protocols and coding standards
  • Application documentation including system design and technical specifications
  • Assisting in development of project timelines based on platform specific software development project management principles.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field*
  • 8+ years experience as a software developer**
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a software engineering team.
  • US citizenship
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with C++, C#, VB.Net, and Python languages
  • Must be familiar with Oracle and SQL Server
  • Excellent problem-solving, verbal and written communication, software design, development, and debugging skills
  • Ability to work independently and in groups to effectively participate in the Agile software development life cycle
  • Experience with using Agile software development methodologies (Scrum)
  • Knowledge and practice of test-driven development methodology
  • Advantageous: Experience developing geospatial data applications and services, knowledge of Esri GIS software and APIs.

* Additional experience can be substituted for education

** Additional education can be substituted for years of experience

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Prescreen Required clearance.

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