Who we are:
Raft (https://goraft.tech) is a customer-obsessed non-traditional small business with a purposeful focus on Distributed Data Systems, Platforms at Scale, and Complex Application Development, with headquarters in Reston, VA. Our range of clients include innovative federal and public agencies leveraging design thinking, cutting edge tech stack, and cloud native ecosystem. We build digital solutions that impact the lives of millions of Americans.
We’re looking for an experienced Junior Software Engineer to support our customer and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers. This is a unique opportunity to help build and shape a game-changing organization where we put our customers and people first.
About the role:
As a Junior Software Engineer on the Raft team, you will design, develop, and test software for Command and Control based products. Develop front end and backend of software prototypes, components, and tooling that can be leveraged to speed prototyping process. Follow development methodologies - Extreme Programming (XP) Practices, Pair-Programming, Test-Driven Development (TDD), CI/CD techniques. Help to design and develop software requirements for multiple Command and Control based products including the software architectures, APIs, frameworks, and libraries. Lastly, work with data scientists, UX designers, engineers, and product managers to help in composing cohesive and sound software designs that form the basis of scalable Command and Control software solutions
What we are looking for:
4 years of non-internship professional Full-Stack Software development experience (Java, Web services, Database, and/or web application development)
Experience with DevSecOps tools and processes such as Git, Concourse, GitLabCI, SonarQube, Fortify, and ThreadFix;
Front end frameworks like React or Vue; experience with Extreme Programming practices (Test-Driven Development, Pair Programming, CI,CD, etc)
Experience contributing to software architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of both new and existing systems; experience using container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes
Bachelor’s degree in (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.)
Experience with backend runtimes and frameworks like Node.js, Spring, Spring Boot, Django, Flask, etc.
Experience with test mocks, contract testing
Active Secret or TS/SCI Clearance
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
What we will offer you:
Highly competitive salary
Fully covered healthcare, dental, and vision coverage
401(k) and company match
Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays
Education & training benefits
Annual budget for your tech/gadgets needs
Monthly box of yummy snacks to eat while doing meaningful work
Team off-site in fun places!
Generous Referral Bonuses
Our Vision Statement:
We bridge the gap between humans and data through radical transparency and our obsession with the mission.
Our Customer Obsession:
We will approach every deliverable like it's a product. We will adopt a customer-obsessed mentality. As we grow, and our footprint becomes larger, teams and employees will treat each other not only as teammates but customers. We must live the customer-obsessed mindset, always. This will help us scale and it will translate to the interactions that our Rafters have with their clients and other product teams that they integrate with. Our culture will enable our success and set us apart from other companies.
How do we get there?
Public-sector modernization is critical for us to live in a better world. We, at Raft, want to innovate and solve complex problems. And, if we are successful, our generation and the ones that follow us will live in a delightful, efficient, and accessible world where out-of-box thinking, and collaboration is a norm.
Raft’s core philosophy is Ubuntu: I Am, Because We are. We support our “nadi” by elevating the other Rafters. We work as a hyper collaborative team where each team member brings a unique perspective, adding value that did not exist before. People make Raft special. We celebrate each other and our cognitive and cultural diversity. We are devoted to our practice of innovation and collaboration.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.