Praxis Engineering

Code Wizard/Software Craftsman/Software Engineer - Chantilly

Chantilly, VA
Praxis Engineering is a consulting, products, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical applicat

Job Description

Code Wizard/Software Craftsman/Software Engineer

Posted: Thursday, 5/2/2024

Software Craftsman/Code Wizard/Digital Alchemist/Software Engineer


(We’re always looking for great software engineers! And if all of the software engineer positions are starting to look the same, and you may just want someone to review your resume. Go ahead and upload your resume. If you are a fit for a current opening, we will reach out! If you are a fit for a future role, rest assured we will reach out once that role becomes available. Feel free to check back with our Careers site too!!)


Whatever you want to call yourself, as our software guru, you'll have the opportunity to apply your expertise to develop software applications that play a critical role in advancing intelligence operations. At the end of the day, you'll know that your work is making a real impact in helping to keep our nation safe and secure. If you're ready to take your Java software engineering skills to the next level in an exciting and rewarding career, we encourage you to apply today.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain Java software applications
  • Collaborate with other engineers, analysts, and stakeholders to develop requirements and design solutions
  • Perform code reviews and ensure code quality and adherence to best practices
  • Develop and maintain documentation for software solutions
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile environment to deliver software solutions on time and within budget
  • Typical Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Java, C++, Python, JavaScript)
  • Strong proficiency in one related frameworks (e.g., Spring, Hibernate)
  • Experience with software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum)
  • Experience with database technologies (e.g., SQL, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Locations:

We have locations in the MD, Howard County area, as well as, Northern VA, Fairfax County areas. We also have an office in the Aberdeen, MD area as well. We have some Hybrid opportunities in both MD and VA which will allow a some work from home with a mix of working from site. However, most of our positions will be working from various government sites.


Clearance:
Active TS/SCI with an appropriate polygraph is usually required to be considered for our software engineer roles. Though, there might be times we can look at engineers with secret clearance on up.

Who are we?
Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD.

Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems.

With over 300 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.

  • Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics IT.

Why Praxis?
We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don’t do things because “that’s the way we’ve always done things”; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer’s mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.

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Benefits

  • Attractive total compensation package to include competitive salary and medical benefits with an option for FREE employee HSA medical plan!
  • Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)
  • Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)
  • 401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (3.5%) and employer match (up to 4.5%) for a total of 8%.
  • Annual bonus plan
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibility. (30+ days of leave to start!)
    • We reward longevity! On your 5th work anniversary – you will receive an additional week of PTO to 5 weeks of PTO. Making it 35+ days of leave altogether!
    • On your 10th work anniversary – you will receive an additional week of PTO to 6 weeks of PTO. Making it 40+ days of leave altogether!
    • At any time, your unused PTO can be traded in for $$$!
  • Carryover a max of 380hours of leave from year to year. You can choose to have a sabbatical one year or trade in your unused PTO for something nice!
  • Training is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.
    • Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon.
    • Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master...the list of certifications goes on and on!
    • Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.
  • We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.

Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Benefits
  • Attractive total compensation package to include competitive salary and medical benefits with an option for FREE employee HSA medical plan!
  • Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)
  • Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)
  • 401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (3.5%) and employer match (up to 4.5%) for a total of 8%.
  • Annual bonus plan
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibility. (30+ days of leave to start!)

Praxis Engineering At A Glance

Praxis Engineering is a consulting, products, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives. Why Praxis? We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don’t do things because “that’s the way we’ve always done things”; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer’s mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better. Praxis Facts: Founded in 2002 Consistently ranked as one of the Baltimore areas Best Places to Work Over 250 employees… most of them being Software Engineers Over 50 active contracts Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD with growing offices in Linthicum, MD and Chantilly, VA Top 10 Reasons to Work at Praxis 1) EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK Great people deserve even better benefits, from comprehensive healthcare coverage and generous leave time to free fuel, a.k.a. all the snacks and drinks you want from our fully stocked kitchens. 2) YOU CAN NEVER WORK TOO HARD, ONLY TOO MUCH You are not just a job title. That's why we tip the work-life balance scale in your favor. 3) IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING BILLABLE, IT'S ABOUT BEING VALUABLE Whether you're working onsite or in our offices, your role at Praxis is just as critical to our success as your coworker's. 4) INNOVATION = NO LIMITATION We're constantly researching and implementing the latest technology so you've always got the right tools at your disposal. 5) FEEL THE LOVE As we've grown, we've retained that small company feel. When we say we have an open door policy, we actually mean it. 6) GIVE PAUSE TO A CAUSE Praxis is comprised of wonderfully generous folks. We believe in supporting the causes our employees care about. Bring us an opportunity to help and we'll listen. 7) NO ONE IS AN ISLAND Teamwork got us where we are today. Our collaborative environment allows you to maximize your true potential. 8) NO LIMITS The work we do is exciting, critical stuff. No matter your role at Praxis, you're helping us keep the nation safe and secure. 9) GROWING FORWARD We have a history of great achievement and, with each year, our company gets even bigger and better. As we grow, so does the opportunity for our employees. 10) LET'S PLAY We host a variety of fun employee and family events throughout the year to say thanks for all that you do to make Praxis a technology leader as well as a phenomenal place to work.
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