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Associate Lead Software Engineer

Chantilly, Virginia, United States

Information Technology

Job Description

Being an Associate Lead Software Engineer on the Cerner Government Services team is both rewarding and challenging. The Associate Lead Software Engineer is responsible for providing technical direction, coaching, and mentoring a team and ensuring that quality applications are developed to meet specified business needs. In this role you must have a thorough understanding of requirements and a deep understanding of software engineering domains. You will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle and lead efforts to automate as much of the lifecycle as possible through the cultivation of a DevOps culture.
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Engineering & Technology

Innovation occurs everywhere but maybe you are also looking for a purpose. Nothing is more impactful than improving the health of others. Develop cutting edge technologies that have real meaning.

About Engineering & Technology


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, CIS, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field or equivalent work experience

  • At least 5 years of software engineering work experience and 3 years of Java Development

  • Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position

  • Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with Java

  • Experience working in *nix based environments

  • Experience with working with Chef, Ansible or related tools

  • Experience with Spring, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Apache Karaf

  • Experience with Apache Kafka, ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and beats)

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Experience with NoSQL databases or wide column data stores.

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, especially using Jenkins


  • Must be residing in or willing to relocate to Arlington, VA

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Relocation Assistance Available for this Job:


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Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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