Web Developer - Lead UX Designer
The DarkStar Group LLCChantilly, VAa month ago
Web Developer - Lead UX Designer
Location: Chantilly, VA
Required Security Clearance: TS/SCI w POLY

The DarkStar Group is looking for a Web Developer who is a UX design expert to lead the design, development, and subsequent maintenance of a suite of services, drop-in UI components, end-user applications, that build upon and augment existing Customer Capabilities. Our lead will work with a flexible, high performance team that will be expected to work seamlessly with other contract teams, and across Customer organization to deliver and sustain a coherent suite of solutions at the speed of mission despite reliance on numerous external capability providers.

To be successful in this role, you will need a deep understanding of user experience design and web application development to include best practices for providing end users with experiences that are functionally efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Our team will work closely with the Customer, its mission partners, and project stakeholders to assess and validate systems and requirements, design and develop new solutions, obtain security accreditation, and deploy systems for Customer use.
The Web Developer shall:
  • Assess and validate candidate systems, applications, and open-source modules as potential elements for inclusion into the system.
  • Identify key interdependencies, roadblocks, issues, and risks with modifying existing systems and develop/integrate/implement a plan to proactively address these issues in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate existing capabilities, familiarizing themselves with system architecture and inherit the development responsibilities for those capabilities and systems as directed by the Customer.
  • Work with the Customer to generate and document requirements for new system development.
  • Develop new systems to satisfy approved requirements, and subsequently develop, document, and execute test plans, procedures, and scenarios for acceptance testing.
  • Validate and verify that the developed software successfully meets requirements and interfaces properly with related systems through configuration, installation, and performance testing of the software.
  • Comply with the Assessment and Authorization process, addressing auditing requirements, and providing required system documentation through the accreditation process.
  • Work with the Customer to develop, implement, and maintain a strategy for appropriately handling security sensitive applications.
The team shall, at a minimum, collectively possess the following experience:
  • Demonstrated experience in API Design
  • Demonstrated experience in developing “drop-in” Web Components
  • Demonstrated experience in authoring and consuming Web Services.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing RMDB and NoSQL capabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in open source technologies and experience in pulling together multiple open source modules to satisfy a system requirement
  • Demonstrated experience in securely and efficiently facilitating search within large distributed systems with “row-level” or “cell-level” security.
  • Demonstrated experience in user engagements, soliciting requirements, decomposing into user stories
  • Demonstrated experience developing Web Applications
  • Demonstrated experience in the full software development life-cycle. This includes development, deployment, testing, and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated experience in requirements definition
  • Demonstrated experience in Information Security, Assessment & Accreditation
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience with Agile methodologies.
Strong candidates should be comfortable working with the following technologies:
  • Linux (e.g. CentOS)
  • Java and/or Python
  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or equivalent design tools.
  • HTML, CSS, & JavaScript • Angular, React, or Vue
  • Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) • REST
  • SOLR and/or ElasticSearch, or equivalents
  • NoSQL Data Sources (e.g. mongoDB, Cassandra, etc.)
  • SQL & RDBMS Systems (e.g. Amazon RDS)

*Active TS/SCI with Poly is required at the time of application*

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


The DarkStar Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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