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Senior SW Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023

Position Description:

CGI is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, senior SW developer to join a high-performing Agile team in designing and building modern, services-based web applications for a large government agency. Our team is using a modern development stack and various additional open-source technologies. You will have the opportunity to help build and modernize the system applications for cloud deployment. Grow your leadership and technical skills with in-demand technologies in a fast-paced environment as part of an exciting, positive team that moves quickly and delivers quality software alongside a passionate customer.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• As a Senior Full Stack Developer, you will collaborate with the team in an Agile setting to research best practices, design the application architecture, implement solutions, mentor fellow team members, and test and deploy the solution
• The team will be cross functional with full stack developers, QA engineers, and Bas collaborating to deliver best in class solutions
• Work closely with users, stakeholders, business analysts and product managers to understand problem statement, functional and non-functional requirements
• Participate in daily Scrum ceremonies and conduct sprint demo for stakeholders
• Mentor/coach junior team members, establish standards, share best practices, and challenge status quo
• The candidate will be responsible for participating in all phases of an Agile software development lifecycle, including application design/requirements gathering, estimating development activities, authoring application code, participating in code reviews, and testing the software.
• The candidate should have experience in web-application development including HTML, CSS, Angular, and JavaScript as well as a background in Java development.
• Proactive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated professional who can hit the ground running
• Demonstrated technical leadership skills with a passion to explore emerging technologies
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to innovate and a can-do attitude
• Quick learner with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure, manage tight deadlines, adapt to changing requirements and deal with ambiguity without impacting delivery
• Detail-oriented individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent time management, follow-through, and project delivery skills
• Ability to build trusted relationships and partner across a complex organization
• Willingness to ask questions, challenge the status-quo and seek out answers and a pas
Minimum of 6+ years hands on experience with core Java & J2EE skills and well versed on design patterns and related frameworks
- •Experience in Spring-Boot and Microservices
- Experienced in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) methodologies
- PostgreSQL
- Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and Paired Programming
- Developed applications using Design patterns
- Experience developing in Python and any familiarity with AI/ML/ NLP
- Experience in API development & application security best practices (Oauth, TLS, PKI etc.)
- Experience working with Apache Kafka messaging software and PostgreSQL RDBMS
- Demonstrate a culture of continuous process improvements by applying lessons learned from recent projects to future projects
- Authoring and reviewing web application code in Java, JavaScript, etc.
- Participating in daily team discussions and code collaboration to promote continuous progress
- Participating in client, industry, and end-user discussions to help provide technical viewpoint on the application.
- Participating in technical design sessions to create sustainable, high-performing features and providing accurate estimates and development timelines.
- Continuous improvement of existing development tools and technologies
- Authoring automated testing script for the application
- Augmenting and Improving system architecture
- Gaining a general understanding of database design and optimizing application access to backend data.

*CGI is not able to sponsor international hires for this role.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical discipline.
Demonstrated understanding and at least 10 years of work experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Java (frontend and backend) development.
Exposure to a modern Java software development environment and tools such as Maven, Git, Tomcat, Eclipse, Bamboo, Hibernate, etc.
Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, or other similar technologies.
PostgreSQL experience
Positive, can-do attitude, and desire to contribute in various means to team success.
Confident communication skills with both internal team members as well as customers.
Ability to work independently as well as within a dynamic team environment on development tasks and continuously deliver quality code for team review and product owner demonstration.
Ability to quickly research, learn, and apply emerging technologies within the software development industry.


- Development - Java / JEE, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring - REST JAX-RS, Web Services, Security, Controllers/Service, Spring Data ORM (Hibernate/JPA 2), JSON
- AWS Cloud Native Tools – SQS, SNS, SES, Step, Lambda
- AWS Analytics – Glue, Redshift, EMR, Elasticsearch, Athena, Sagemaker, Quicksight
- Event Streaming - Kafka
- Web Server – Apache, Application Server – Jboss EAP
- Open Source Frameworks - various includes e.g. commons-*, ehcache, velocity, aopalliance, mail, swagger, etc.
- User authentication and authorization - ForgeRock’s OpenAM, SecureAuth and Okta.
- UI/UX – Angular, Bootstrap
- Databases – AWS RDS for Oracle and PostgreSQL
- Log Management – DataDog
- Alerts and Monitoring - Datadog, Google Analytics, New Relic
- CICD - Jenkins, SonarQube, Nexus, Selenium
- Load Testing – Jmeter
- Code Mgmt: Git, GitHub
- tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, SourceTree, etc.)
- Consulting experience

Minimum Years of directly related experience Required: 10 years

Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma/GED

Due to the nature of the government contracts this position requires US eligibility (US citizens and Green Card holders).

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to: skill set level; experience and training; and licensure and certifications. CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $122,900-196,700.




  • Architecture
  • Angular
  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  • MVC
  • Spring

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While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

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