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8 DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia Companies Are Hiring For Software Developer Roles

While it seems many companies are cutting salaries and laying off staff left and right as we continue to wait through the COVID-19 Pandemic, dozens of Software Developer jobs were posted in the past 3 days alone. All positions are within the Baltimore-Washington and Northern VA metro areas, and they are for companies in:

  • Computer Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services
  • Consulting
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Retail

1. Entry-Level Software Engineer

Company: Columbia Technology Partners

Location: Columbia, MD

Job Description: “As a Software Engineer at CTP, you play a key role in our team and most importantly, to our mission. Our team of engineering experts are essential in shaping the support to multiple projects on a large scope; impacting national and global defense efforts facilitated by federal agencies. We execute each operation by bringing individual, real-world mission experience to life for our customers. Our team identifies the root cause, implements the solution and develops a plan to prevent it from happening again. We give our customers what they can’t get from anyone else. We don’t leave the door unlocked; we seal it shut. We are not experts in our trade, we are crafters of the trade itself. We stand strong and remain reliable in our craft, while still being ever-changing and ever-adapting; we hope you are too.”

Why We Like Them: This is a great opportunity to enter at the ground level of a small organization with growth potential. You don’t need to have direct software experience so long as you have related education and show a dedication to learning. However, you do need to have an Active TS/SCI clearance + FS polygraph.

2. Software Developer

Company: Leidos

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Job Description: “The Leidos Intelligence Division is seeking a Software Developer to support a highly visible fast paced prime contract in the Fort Meade, Annapolis Junction, MD area. Working in the persona analysis environment, the successful candidate will use leading edge technologies to develop visualizations for analytics that pull data from multiple data sources, as well as classic SIGINT. You will be developing new ways to represent the data using data science methods such as graphs to optimize the visual display of data. You will be working directly with data scientists in a highly collaborative, integrated environment to enable discovery and value extraction. This position is perfect for someone who likes to work in an environment that uses leading technologies in a rapid prototyping arena to improve technical personas.”

Why We Like Them: Leidos is a large prime government contractor which offers a lot of opportunities for advancement within the organization and supportive benefits to employees. According to glassdoor, the two most referenced pros of the organization include:

As a prime contractor, there is a requirement for Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph.

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3. Web/Software Developer

Company: GDIT

Location: Columbia, MD

Job Description: “The successful candidate for the Application Engineer Sr. III position will provide support in a fast paced, highly visible and customer facing environment providing technical guidance/recommendations in accordance with customer requirements to include:

  • Providing design development by changing the look and feel of SharePoint sites with custom Master Pages and Themes by using SharePoint Designer 2013, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and JQuery.
  • Ensuring designs are 508 compliant by leveraging SharePoint Accessibility features and 508 design practices.
  • Provide good documentation and requirements gathering/implementation skills.”

Why We Like Them: Similar to Leidos, GDIT is a large prime government so that allows them to offer great programs to their employees. Over 250 glassdoor reviews reference the great benefits they offer. This position requires TS/SCI with Polygraph.

4. Python Software Engineer – Remote

Company: SmileDirectClub

Location: Remote

Job Description: “SmileDirectClub is hiring a Python Software Engineer to help create the technology platform for an innovative B2C startup. We’re looking for bright, ambitious, and highly capable people that can thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment while working with advanced technologies.”

Why We Like Them: This position is remote, there is no clearance requirement and it is a chance to become an integral part of an industry disruptor. There is a lot to love and get excited about with this opportunity and their consistent awards list helps provide even greater confidence in their culture:

  • Comparably Best CEOs for Diversity, USA Today, 2019
  • Comparably Best Company for Development, Business Insider, 2019
  • Comparably Best CEOs for Women, USA Today, 2019
  • Comparably: Best Leadership Teams, Comparably, 2019
  • Comparably Best Company Culture, Comparably, 2018
  • Comparably Best Company for Women, Comparably, 2018
  • Comparably Best Company for Diversity, Comparably, 2018

5. Software Development Engineer

Company: Amazon

Location: Arlington, VA

Job Description: “Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) Networking is looking for a highly skilled data plane engineer who wants to join the development of an exciting new distributed networking platform. Come help us build a fault tolerant, highly available, elastically scaling system that will power new customer facing products and develop into a critical piece of the core EC2 Software Defined Network (SDN). We want someone who’s enthusiastic about the potential of cloud computing and building resilient, scalable and high-performance distributed services. The ideal candidate is comfortable dealing with ambiguity, thinking big, and being extremely customer-centric. We obsess over our customer, and require the candidate to share our passion in building and owning a product that delights our customers. They have a proven track record of delivering high quality solutions, performing rigorous testing and monitoring, and work independently as well as mentor junior engineers. We operate at scale and on critical workloads, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key. A high level of ownership and accountability is a must.”

Why We Like Them: Amazon is a powerhouse company that offers a lot of opportunities to flex and grow your skills. It is fast-paced and can be a very demanding role but for a person who thrives under a challenge it could be a perfect fit. The power of Amazon allows the organization to provide competitive benefits, here are the top two pros of the company based on their glassdoor profile:

  • Work environment is healthy in all way” (in 1858 reviews)
  • Good pay compared to other service based companies” (in 1514 reviews)

Additionally, 76% would recommend to a friend and 86% approve of Jeff Bezos as CEO. Finally, this position is for their new NOVA headquarters so we can easily expect a lot more job opportunities from Amazon in the near future.

6. Distinguished Architect Software Engineer

Company: Walmart

Location: Reston, VA

Job Description: “Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics. Delivers high quality products. Delivers new products and manages one or more existing applications with minimum customer impact due to sales loss. Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce. Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals. Develops technical strategies for eCommerce applications and systems. Drives continuous process improvement and innovation. Ensures the successful execution of engineering projects. Provides overall direction.”

Why We Like Them: As one of the largest retailers, Walmart offers a lot of opportunity to work on exciting projects. They focus on promoting from within and have 300,000 employees who have been with the company for over 10 years. Additionally, they offer some amazing benefits including access to debt-free degrees and paid maternity/paternity leave. For a full list of benefits, visit their corporate page.

7. Software Developer Lead

Company: PNC

Location: Strongsville, OH, Pittsburgh, PA or Remote

Job Description: “Creates and leads the technical design and development of software solutions. Proposes & designs software solutions to address complex business needs. Prepares technical and procedural documentation required. Facilitates complex problem resolution. Provides technical guidance and support to colleagues. Reviews coding, testing, and documentation of software. Applies modern principles, methodologies and tools to advance business initiatives and capabilities.”

Why We Like Them: PNC offers a great work environment as evident by its glassdoor reviews and accolades. Here their 2018-2019 awards:

  • Employer of the Year, DisabilityIN, 2019
  • Top 50 Employers, Careers & the disABLED Magazine, 2019
  • Best Companies to work for Women, Women’s Choice Award, 2019
  • “Best-of-the-Best” Corporation for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), 2019
  • Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans Magazine, 2019
  • Best Finance Companies for Women, Fairygodboss, 2019
  • Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), Bloomberg, 2019
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019
  • Top 70 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2019
  • 100% Score on the 2019 Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), Best Places to Work, 2019
  • Top Employer, Black EOE Journal, 2019
  • 50 Out Front: Best Places to work for Women & Diverse Managers, Diversity MBA Magazine, 2019
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, FORTUNE magazine, 2018
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s, 2018
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, Achiever’s, 2018
  • 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2018
  • Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies to Work for, Working Mother Magazine, 2018
  • A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award, The Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 2018
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity for 2018, BLACK ENTERPRISE, 2018
  • Top 1000 Company Worldwide for Millennial Women, Mogul, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Top Financial/Banking Companies, Hispanic Network Magazine, 2018
  • 2018 Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce/National Business Inclusion Consortium, 2018
  • 50 Happiest Companies in America, CareerBliss, 2018

8. Lead Software Engineer (Python)

Company: T. Rowe Price

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Description: “The T Rowe Price Front Office Technology team is looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer to help build out a new analyst attribution reporting platform which will deliver highly visible business impact to our internal Directors of Research and Portfolio Managers. This is a hands-on, full development lifecycle role which provides an opportunity to solve complex business problems using exciting cloud native technologies. This is a role where you can take responsibility in leading the technology effort – from technical requirements gathering to final successful delivery of the product. You will work with a new technology team and have to opportunity to engage with smart and talented people across the Front Office Technology business. You will be expected to work comfortably in a fast pace environment as well as take on a technology leadership role for delivering business solutions for our stakeholders. In return, we’ll provide you with challenging work that will encourage personal growth in a collaborative environment that encourages every member of the team to bring their point of view to the table.”

Why We Like Them: They are a very stable company with a great reputation in the industry. They offer a number of benefits but several people have reported the 401K match to be excellent and above industry standard.

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