Principal Software Engineer: Back-end – Cleared position! – Annapolis Junction, MD

Website TeamBelay Belay Technologies Inc.

 Belay Tech is seeking a back-end software developer to install configuration and testing of software; design, architect and develop COTS dashboards; knowledge of COTS/Business Intelligence products (SPLUNK, QlikSense/View, Tableau); and evaluating analytical and visualization software. All candidates must possess an active TS/SCI with FSPoly. 

Lead the Way
Belay wants you to lead the way – push boundaries, offer ideas, create solutions, and be a part of something great with Team Belay!  Our team is full of technology pioneers who take the smartest approach, never accept the status quo, and are excited about making a difference!!
Our team leads:

  • Ideas; white papers, new technologies, improving existing infrastructure and introducing solutions…Belay was built on ideas
  • Growth; Be the Captain of your Fate!  Share your aspirations and Belay will pave the way with conferences, education, mentorship and hands-on exposure to new and exciting things
  • Development; step up, be instrumental in our growth and business efforts and you will be met with an open door to new experiences as leaders in a growing company
  • Benefits; your feedback determines our offerings, which improve constantly based on your needs
  • Giving: You tell us what is important to you and Belay will support your personal cause and charitable efforts, we’ve paid donations and volunteered to causes special to our team
  • Fun; You give us ideas and we deliver in a big way, with go-kart racing, rock climbing, swanky casino nights, skeet shooting, happy hours and more!

Make a difference and have fun with Team Belay!!
General Requirements:  
The Principal-level Software Engineer shall have at least the following experience:

  • At least 15 years SW development/engineering, including requirements analysis, SW development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution. Must be able to communicate directions and provide guidance to senior/mid-level/ junior programmer/analysts, as required.  A Bachelor’s Degree in a related Technical Field may be substituted for four (4) years’ experience.  A Master’s Degree in a Technical field will be considered equivalent to an additional 2 years’ experience.
  • At least 8 years developing SW using Java programming language. At least 6 years of this experience must have been obtained in the last 8 years.
  • At least 6 years demonstrated experience developing SW for Windows, UNIX or Linux (Redhat versions 5 – 7) OS. At least 2 years of this experience must have been obtained within the last 4 years.
  • Exp. with Javascript, Flex, JSP, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), CSS, SpringMVC or equivalents for UI developers and Spring, Hibernate, JPA, Servlets or equivalents for enterprise Java developers.
  • Extensive experience in planning and accomplishing goals and complicated tasks and providing consultation on complex projects as top-level contributor or specialist.
  • Firm grasp of modern computer programming with a minimum of 6 years experience in programming and development of application software for complex systems and software testing.
  • Developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills; generated at least 5 documents in support of a SW development project.
  • Exp. designing and developing applications that contain a user-facing view component.

Education/Skills Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical Field will be considered equivalent to four (4) years’ experience. Master’s Degree in a Technical Field will be considered equivalent to an additional two (2) years’ experience.
  • Experience developing production-quality applications using Commercial Off The Shelf tools.
  • Must have fluency in at least one scripting/coding language such as Ruby, Shell, Python, or Java
  • Experience writing software for configuration management systems (Puppet, Rancher, Salt, Docker, Chef) in a production environment
  • Experience desired configuring and/or utilizing monitoring/logging solutions for operations such as an ELK Stack, Splunk, or Qlik —must be willing to get trained on Splunk development and query language.
  • Solid web infrastructure fundamentals: TCP/IP NDS, HTTP, caching REST, and scale out
  • System installation procedures and application deployments
  • Knowledge of the following:
    •  Linux cgroups
    •  Web/Dashboard development
    •  JavaScript/JSON
    •  Java SE 5+, java EE (Servlets, JSP)
    •  REST/Web architecture
    •  HTTP specification (methods, headers, response codes)
  • Basic understand of ETL with an ability to write COTS LOAD scripts, write file processors, and validate data
    • ETL frameworks such as NiagraFiles
  • Create and use connectors to various data sources
  • Understand the COTS data layer and architecture
  • Ability to architect data to provide optimal performance
  • SQL, relational DB, JavaScript, RESTFULservices, PKI security service, JIRA


  • Back-End Software Development
  • Installation configuration and testing of software
  • Design, architect and develop COTS dashboards
  • Knowledge of COTS/Business Intelligence products (SPLUNK, QlikSense/View, Tableau)
  • Evaluating analytical and visualization software

Perks and Benefits
Belay Technologies offers an extensive benefits package, including:
– Up to 8 weeks in paid leave (4 weeks of personal leave, 3 days of Yay! leave, 10 paid holidays, and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay’s volunteer program)
– 6% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
– $5,000 annual training/tuition or the option to use that money to pay off student loans
– Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance, no copays) with a fully funded Health Savings Account with up to $3000 in annual contributions from Belay
– Dental coverage including orthodontia
– Up to $420,000 in life insurance, life insurance and disability premiums covered 100% by Belay
– Pet insurance, generous referral bonus program, company sponsored lunches and events, and many more!
Think you know someone who might be right for the job? Refer them to and you may be eligible for a referral reward up to  $10,000!
What We Do
Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, 18-26PRSWE


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