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CACI International Software Engineer - Cloud Services Backend (up to 25% profit sharing benefit) in Sterling, Virginia

Software Engineer - Cloud Services Backend (up to 25% profit sharing benefit)

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI/BITS is seeking a talented Software Engineer to support out Makalu contract. If you are interested and passionate in using state of the art technologies in a truly dynamic, agile development environment then this opportunity is for you! You will develop, enhance, and maintain innovative mission essential systems in support of high-profile, real-world events. This is a fast-paced, start-up like environment with new development for modern cloud systems building novel, mission essential solutions that fulfill high profile intelligence community needs.

On Team Makalu, typical responsibilities include playing an integral role in defining the architecture for two highly visible, mission critical cloud-native microservice-based systems (Bodhi and ChatSurfer), while also suggesting ways to improve the overall performance of the applications. Other responsibilities could include building new microservices that get deployed as Docker containers to AWS using Kubernetes, including new REST endpoints available for system access. Our team works closely together with other on-site and remote software engineers developing back-end microservices, front-end web applications, and DevOps engineers tasked with deploying services to multiple cloud environments.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day expectations include solving challenging, but rewarding technical problems, meeting program objectives within the agile development cycle, suggesting ways to improve the architecture and software baseline, and introducing new ways to meet mission needs.

  • Work on new technologies, while staying customer-focused and thriving on challenges to build new microservices applications.

  • Help maintain the existing architecture and code base.

  • Contribute to a positive and upbeat team atmosphere.

Required Qualifications:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related major, or graduation from a coding bootcamp.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience working with Linux or similar Operating Systems.

  • Experience working as a member of a development team participating in the complete product development lifecycle.

  • Demonstrated experience with Agile Development processes and participation in an agile development environment.

  • Demonstrated Java, JavaScript programming experience in a Unix/Linux environment.

  • Demonstrated experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Demonstrated experience with continuous integration and software CM processes / tools (Subversion, GIT, JIRA, Confluence).

  • Experience applying industry best practices to ensure system .performance, reliability, scalability and security.

  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Time management and organizational skills, including the ability to work in a dynamic, real-time environment with rapidly changing priorities. Must be able to multi-task and work independently with minimum supervision to meet deadlines.

  • Familiar with microservice architectures.

  • Familiarity with build tools (e.g. gradle, maven).

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have

  • Experience using Elasticsearch and/or Postgres.

  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces.

  • Experience with Container orchestration frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Bonus if you have experience with networking, Redis, Kafka, Grafana, ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana).

  • AWS Certification (Developer, DevOps and/or, Architect, etc.)

Desired Certifications: (If applicable)

  • Current Security+ and/or CISSP Certification.

  • AWS Certification (Developer, DevOps, and/or Architect, etc.).

What we can offer you:

BITS, a CACI Company, offers very rewarding and unique benefits, which equates to 50% of compensation on TOP of your base salary! The first part is a tax-qualified profit-sharing retirement plan, to which BITS annually contributes up to 25% of your base salary (not in excess of applicable IRS limits) to your retirement account. The second component consists of BITS' Individual Benefit Account (IBA), which is used for premiums, medical reimbursements, dependent care, education and Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. Both components of the BITS benefit package are paid for by BITS, in addition to your base salary and potential performance bonuses. We believe in a healthy home/work balance and both of our locations offer a wide variety of activities to balance with your work life. Learn more at

Our philosophy of employee development and advancement rests on a cultural foundation of providing unlimited and equal opportunity for growth, recognition, and rewards. We provide the environment, support and responsive, available management to nurture and stretch your abilities. We also offer a career mobility program to make it easy to build a dynamic career at CACI and offer flexible work schedule arrangements to support work/life balance.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $71,300-$146,200. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and retirement and savings.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.