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Senior Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Position Description:

CGI is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, senior full-stack developer for a high-performing Agile team designing and building a modern, services-based web application for a large government agency. Our team is using a modern development stack including Angular, Java, SpringBoot, PostgreSQL, Docker, Cloud Technologies (Azure and Kubernetes) and various additional open-source technologies. You will have the opportunity help build and design an enterprise web application from the ground up which will be used by government agencies, states, and industry to comply with federal reporting requirements, and share and visualize data. CGI seeks candidates with client relationship skills who want to have a direct impact on the mission of a large government agency. Candidates with strong Java skills and knowledge of software development best practices will have the opportunity to contribute to a geographically dispersed cross-functional team utilizing Agile methodologies and the Scrum framework to develop on cadence and release on demand.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to function as a senior developer and will demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in modern web application development, RESTful services, scalable cloud architecture, web application security, and Agile lifecycle. The candidate should have proven experience working with Angular and Java and be able to help demonstrate best-practices for code organization, component design, reusable services, and cloud-native architecture. This position requires complex problem-solving including the ability to design and build an application for optimal performance. The ideal candidate will also be interested in exposure and collaboration with other development teams within CGI to participate in architecture reviews, peer-solutioning, proposal support, knowledge sharing events, etc. Candidates should be excited about learning different development technologies, coding languages, and support tools and motivated to collaborate with other developers to continually broaden and enhance the group’s knowledge and stay current with evolving trends and best practices.

The candidate will be responsible for helping to define and code the ongoing architecture and development of an emerging Angular/Java/Spring application. The candidate will be able to confidently code and organize the application using best-practices while helping to share their knowledge with the team and grow the teams’ skills and understanding of robust Java application.

- Authoring and reviewing web application code in Angular(Typescript), Java, JavaScript, Spring framework, etc.
- Participating in daily team discussions and code collaboration to promote continuous progress
- Architecting and designing new system features, and providing accurate estimates and development timelines.
- Participating in client, industry, and end-user discussions to help provide technical viewpoint on the application.
- Leading technical design sessions to create sustainable, high-performing features
- Providing technical guidance to junior developers and business analysts on the team
- Continuous improvement of existing development tools and technologies
- Defining and maintaining standard development practices for the team
- Integrating automated testing strategies into development practices.
- Augmenting and Improving system architecture
- General understand of database design and optimizing application access to backend data.
- Participating in proof-of-concepts, hackathons, and cross-project solutioning.
- Continuous direct interaction with clients and end-users to understand software needs and talk through architectural and technical design choices.
- Continuous improvement of existing tools and technologies
- Working with current and future open source technologies integrated into the system (Elasticsearch, charts.js, Alfresco, Knockout.js)
- Proposal of technical architecture
- Working with infrastructure administrators to design, maintain, and improve cloud-based environments
- Participation in testing efforts
- Troubleshooting complex technical issues and creating elegant solutions
- Mentoring and leading junior developers and team members
- Direct interaction with clients

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

10+ years’ experience in software development and IT consulting.
Skills required:
Demonstrated experience with Java and Spring development.
- Experience with Java application development and deployment tools including, Tomcat, Maven, Github Enterprise, Github Actions, Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc.
Strong understanding of REST service development.
Confident communication skills with both internal team members as well as customers. Able to effectively collaborate with third parties to jointly contribute to the project’s success.
Ability to quickly research, learn, and apply emerging technologies within the software development industry.
An understanding of cloud-native architecture and cloud technologies, especially within Azure and AWS spaces.
Ability to work independently as well as within a dynamic team environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical discipline.
Ability to mentor and support junior team members while continuing to contribute and complete work
- Knowledge and experience with Agile development methodology and Scrum-based development.
- Strong Javascript skills, including Javascript frameworks such as JQuery, Angular, nodeJS
- Strong Communication skills with both internal team members as well as customers. Able to effectively communicate with third party collaborators to jointly contribute to the project’s success.
- Can work well balancing multiple assignments
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical discipline
- Ability to mentor and support junior team members while continuing to contribute and complete work
- Self-starting and self-managing experience

The following qualifications will strongly benefit a candidate:
- Agile/Scrum certifications and training
- Experience using Atlassian tools, e.g. JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, SourceTree, etc.
- Government Consulting experience
- Experience leading and/or managing similar software development teams

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 $140,000-170,000.




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

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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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