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Software Engineer

Software Engineer

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US-TX-San Antonio
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By Light is seeking a Software Engineer. The selected candidate will become a member of the team dedicated to the migration and administration of existing virtual and physical server environments to a hosted cloud environment. The target applications and systems are a part of a large-scale enterprise-level environment that forms the core of several Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) critical applications and support systems. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and will require minimal management guidance.  Primary job duties will be to provide development for existing applications as they are migrated from existing virtual and physical environments into cloud hosted AWS/Azure environments.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Provide software development support and maintenance of current applications as well as contributing to the development of new ones. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
  • Provide software development services as required to migrate VA enterprise applications and services into hosted cloud environments
  • Develop and Implement solutions to address technical and business requirements
  • Code, test, debug and refine solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems
  • Prepare required documentation, including both program-level and user-level documentation
  • Enhance software to reduce operating time and improve efficiency
  • Research and evaluate new related technologies that will benefit the program and provide enhanced value for the customer
  • Ensure all solutions conform to current industry standards
  • Identify the software components an application will use for implementation and provide guidance on how to appropriately implement application components

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience
  • Strong object-oriented development and design skills
  • Familiarity with current software development best practices
  • Expert level knowledge of Java and related technologies: Spring, Hibernate, EJB, REST, JSON, SOAP, OpenSSL, PKI, WebLogic, Apache. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Great sense of responsibility and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complex systems against a deadline

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Certification preferred
  • Department of Veterans Affairs experience desired

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining TS or High BI security clearance


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities