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Application Developer Full Stack - Lead at General Dynamics Information Technology

Application Developer Full Stack - Lead

General Dynamics Information Technology Fort Smith, AR Full-Time

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: Other

Job Family: Software Development

Application Developer Full Stack - Lead

Work with cutting-edge applications that help advance the mission as a Application Developer Full Stack - Lead at GDIT. Your work will have you fully immersed in our clients domain in order to deliver simple solutions for their complex needs. At GDIT, youll prioritize the client while we prioritize your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Application Developer Full Stack - Lead, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Application Developer Full Stack

to develop products using cutting edge technologies as part of a large modernization effort for a Federal Agency that has significant industry focus.

HOW THE Application Developer Full Stack - Lead WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

Lead our development team to modernize, design, develop, and operate a complex set of integrated Federal agency business applications in the AWS cloud platform for enterprise-wide use.

The candidate will be an integral component of a team of passionate and enthusiastic IT professionals, and has tremendous opportunities to contribute to the project success. In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and operating products in Cloud platform for enterprise-wide use.

Agile development methodology is in full use with multiple sprint teams.

The candidate is expected to have extensive hands-on experience with software development, integration with different systems, software release management, and operations, who can guide other developers on the team. People management responsibilities are not required - but we need a strong team leader that communicates and works well with others.

* These products include modern enterprise applications accessible and responsive via any device (web/mobile). The candidate will be responsible for developing quality products using industry best practices.


Education: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), . Masters degree preferred.

Required Experience: 10+ years of full-lifecycle application development experience and at least 3 years of experience using the technologies listed below and AWS cloud platform

Required Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience using Agile, DevSecOps, Test driven development, and other lean methodologies.

  • Must have experience in using Agile project management tools (JIRA) , and CI/CD pipelines .

  • Extensive hands-on experience in JavaScript, ( React.js, Node.js , modern JavaScript libraries -ES6 - 2015 and later versions) , API development (GraphQL/RESTful), messaging (kafka, AWS kinesis or others), serverless application development using AWS Lambda, SQL and NoSQL databases, AWS services (Lambda, S3, Dynamo, Kinesis, RDS, Redshift and several others)

  • Experience developing cloud native solutions according to industry best practices

  • Use industry best practices for source code management in Git as if it were open source

Security Clearance Level: Must be able to obtain Federal Government Public Trust clearance before commencing work.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present and comprehend technical details clearly. Must be able to demonstrate product demos to users and stakeholders, collect feedback and implement improvements.

  • Extensive hands-on role with involvement in developing, implementing, operating and enhancing products. The candidate is accountable for the quality of the product delivered.

  • Implements the best practices of Agile and DevSecOps to deliver quality products predictably and consistently.

  • Evaluates functional/business and technical requirements and identify gaps/risks.

  • Reviews proposed enhancements to validate feasibility and assists with scoping and estimating work.

  • Conducts development and testing activities using Agile and DevSecOps best practices

  • Follows defined development workflows and quality processes and creates the required design and development artifacts

  • Conducts peer reviews

  • Provides product support, product troubleshooting support and resolves product issues and defects

  • In coordination with others, monitors and analyzes production performance, while looking for ways to optimize and scale existing solutions.

  • Monitors product and process metrics (such as speed of delivery, quality, usability) and implements process improvements and product enhancements

  • Promotes knowledge sharing activities within and across different product teams by creating and engaging in communities of practice and through documentation, training, and mentoring

  • Keep skills up to date through ongoing self-directed training

Location: Remote


Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work within the team's core hours and at home

401K with company match

Comprehensive health and wellness packages

Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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