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Software Engineer 1 (Java/Python)

Hanover, Maryland
INNOPLEX is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business dedicated to making a difference in the world. We celebrate the importance of the work our employees perform and strive to hire individuals that value loyalty, integrity, respect, and honesty. This cultural fabric enables us to foster a high performing team in a family-like environment. Come join us!

Job Description:

The Software Engineer (Java/Python) develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports. Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software tradeoffs, software reuse, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

Clearance Required:

Current & active TS/SCI clearance with appropriate polygraph


The Level 1 Software Engineer (Java/Python) shall possess the following capabilities:
  • Programming experience with Java and Python
  • Experience with CI/CD with Test Driven Development (TDD) experience
  • Full-stack Linux/CentOS experience (e.g. command line, file systems, ssh)
  • Possess skills in the following tools and languages:
    • Bash shell
    • Ansible
    • Docker
  • Demonstrated cloud experience with the following:
    • Distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as Hbase, CloudBase/Acumulo, Big Table, etc.
    • Experience with the Map Reduce programming model and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.
    • Experience with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
    • Experience with Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON
  • Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements
  • Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features
  • Debug existing software and correct defects
  • Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments
  • Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories
  • Provide recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards
  • Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards
  • Assist with developing and executing test procedures for software components
  • Write or review software and system documentation
  • Possess a basic knowledge of application containerization, networking, Linux system administration, and certificate management (PKI), and Kubernetes
  • Possess knowledge about system design, system administration, requirements gathering, workflow & process planning and technical writing
  • Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas
  • Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particular project
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
  • Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Seven (7) years of experience as a Software Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required
  • To substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree, four (4) years of additional experience as a Software Engineer may be supplemented
Desired Skills
  • High availability middleware (e.g. ElasticSearch, Apache Kafka)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker/containers, Ansible, Git API (not including git clone/push/pull commands)
  • Experience with GoLang
  • Experience working with NiagaraFiles (NiFi) framework
INNOPLEX, LLC is a mission focused and family-oriented company supporting global customers in the intel and defense community. Established in 2005, we have over 140 employees with the majority having a rich military service history. Our headquarters are in Columbia MD with employees delivering mission results across the US. INNOPLEX delivers innovative solutions in the areas of high-performance software engineering, IT operations, cloud infrastructure, national to tactical systems engineering, and cyber and signals analysis.

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.

  Chelsea Jackson 
Technical Recruiter at INNOPLEX, LLC 
7067 Columbia Gateway Dr. #280, Columbia, MD 21046 

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