Full Stack Developer

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 July 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 21 December 2019
  • Current
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Job Description

Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Drupal Web Developer to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). In this position, you will have the opportunity to build new web applications; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. You will build custom web applications to user specifications while working with other developers on the team. This position requires a degree of skill in custom web application development. OTI is a fast-paced, exciting office where you will have the opportunity to be part of an elite team on the cutting edge of emerging issues around the world.

Essential Functions:

  • Produce project solutions within the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), through working sessions with IT Team and stakeholders
  • Contribute to design meetings and make recommendations for new IT software initiatives to support and enhance our existing systems.
  • Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development
  • Maintain technical documentation for new and existing applications
  • Assist in the development of JavaScript/Drupal functionality using contributed modules, along with creating custom modules
  • Develop APIs as relating to decoupled apps or service oriented architecture
  • Work with end users to determine system requirements and updates
  • Adapt to new languages, methodologies, and platforms to meet the needs of the project
  • Perform quality control on all products and deliverables to ensure product releases are fully documented, participate in the design of test plans
  • Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments
  • Work with users to finalize system requirements and updates
  • Support project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issue escalation/reporting
  • Assist in other reasonable IT tasks as assigned by supervisor

Education/Experience:

  • 1-4+ years of web development experience
  • BS Degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field, OR, High School GED with additional work experience related to the duties of the position.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency with web development languages such as JavaScript, PHP, HTML5/CSS;
  • Knowledge of CMS’s (Drupal) OR proven competency with JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Backbone OR, React, etc.)
  • Must have experience in OOP (Object-Oriented-Programming), ability to adhere to coding and documentation standards
  • Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL-MariaDB/PHP) stack.
  • Drupal 7 and 8
  • Javascript ECMAScript 6 (ES6), React
  • Have worked with ticketing and version control services, e.g. Jira, Bitbucket/Github (Git)
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins)

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

About the Organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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