Acuity, Inc.

Lead Web Developer - Washington, DC

Software Developer in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-09-30

Acuity, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Tech Lead / Full Stack Developer to join our DevOps engineering team!


Are you a Tech Lead / Full Stack Developer with expertise across the tech stack developing quality code while leading and managing a team? Do you desire to make a difference and have an impact through the work that you create? If so, come join Acuity.


Acuity is an award-winning Federal consulting firm recognized as one of the Best Places to Work, by the Washington Business Journal, for five consecutive years in a row. We are looking for high-caliber Full Stack Developer to build and maintain response user interfaces for mission-critical national security systems. You’ll work onsite in Crystal City, VA to develop applications that interface with microservices  in an Agile development environment. You’ll work with our team of developers, designers, data scientists, and testers to develop and maintain applications using technologies such as Java, Python, Node.js, React/Redux, and Bootstrap.

Lead and mentor a team of 5 developers and be the main interface with the client.
Design, develop, test and debug new and existing applications using microservices
Document software technical specifications, application design, and database design.
Responsible for writing code to specifications and under direction of management.
Develop custom reports and respond to ad-hoc requests from client.
Meet with end users to understand their needs to implement software solutions.
Perform analysis and provide recommendations of software requirements to determine feasibility of design.
Lead and participate in Agile Scrum ceremonies (Sprint planning, Backlog grooming, Story point estimation etc.)

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
Professional experience leading a team of developers and being the face of the team to the client leadership
Strong understanding of microservices architecture and hands-on experience designing and creating microservices using best practices
5+ years of professional full stack development experience using React.js – including Redux, JavaScript testing frameworks, Node.js based microservices etc.
Hands-on experience designing and developing Bootstrap-based applications that are decoupled from backend via RESTful web services.
Professional experience writing unit tests, performing code reviews, doing API testing (Postman, Swagger etc.)
Working knowledge of multiple database and storage environments: PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, AWS S3 storage buckets, HDFS
Expertise with Git version control
Hands-on experience using GraphQL
Experience with JavaScript visualization frameworks
* Knowledge of accessibility/UX best practices and Section 508 compliance, and/or WCAG 2.0 standards

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