Software Developer

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Updated: June 6, 2018
Job ID: 213429
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Frederick, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is looking for a Software Developer to join the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute ( located in Frederick, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the BHSAI.

The BHSAI mission is to develop computational solutions to accelerate the research and development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection. The Institute collaborates with life scientists within and outside the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and integrate computational biology and medical informatics applications into research programs focused on improving the medical protection and care of our military personnel. The close computational-experimental interactions provide the foundation for the successful execution of our mission.


The Software Developer will create and maintain a wide variety of software solutions to support life science research areas. Because the work and technologies involved vary from project to project, we look for candidates with expertise and interests in a broad range of areas, including the following: systems programming, web and mobile app development, writing scientific code for parallel processing and developing visualization solutions for complex scientific data. We need versatile candidates willing to work on diverse exciting projects, proactive to explore and adopt latest software technologies, and enthusiastic about solving problems across full-stack.

The minimum requirements for the software developer II position are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • 2 to 4 years of hands on experience in professional or open source software development in either of the following areas: web-based applications using Java Platform, Android/iOS applications, and graphical user interfaces
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages, such as Java, Python, C or C++
  • Understanding of relational database concepts and SQL

The following skills and experience are desired:

  • A master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of Spring and Hibernate
  • Experience using a source code version control system, such as Git
  • Knowledge of DevOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration

Background Requirements: Foreign nationals (OPT, H1B, permanent residents) and U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply. A background requirement is that the employee must have lived in the U.S. three out of the last five years.  This position is located in Frederick, Maryland.

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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 protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.