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Tech Lead – Cloud Application and Data Lab Development

Avantus Federal

This is a Full-time position in Reston, VA posted January 9, 2022.

8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102

2100 Reston Parkway, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191

Tech Lead
– Cloud Application and Data Lab Development

Job Locations 1 month ago (11/15/2021 3:05 PM)

Job ID 2021-7465

Posted Date Information Technology

Job Location US-VA-Reston

Company Overview

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA.

Drawing upon its heritage companies’ histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.

Avantus’ services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges.

Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

Position Overview

Avantus is seeking a creative, hands-on, hardworking engineer to be a member of our Data and Technology Group (DTG) .

As a lead working on a wide range of development projects, you will drive the full and correct adoption of modern software engineering & delivery practices (“Real” Agile, TDD, Microservices, Containerization, CICD, Cloud, etc.).

Our Impact:

The Data and Technology Group supports division vertical teams to deliver technology solutions supporting Defense, Homeland, and FedCiv clients by delivering analytics services and developing applications and algorithms through Lean Development and Agile Methodologies.

The DTG provides the homebase for full-stack developers, data engineers, data scientists, and other technologists, creating a dynamic, cross-project technical community that prioritizes continual learning, collaboration, and easy opportunities for project variety over time.

The DTG also ensures that our focus on delivering for current customers is balanced with initiatives that will help drive future growth
– both in terms of new customers and new technologies and solutions.

We create demonstrations and pilot capabilities to help clients as they consider how to modernize and maximize their processes, operations, and mission impact.


  • Lead development, maintenance, and operations for client platforms, including expanding the functionality to meet emerging needs and increased user load
  • Monitor and optimize cloud-native resources, maintain correct user access, & troubleshoot user issues; ensure system design is scalable and, wherever possible, automated and scriptable to simplify the expansion or replication of the platform.
  • Organize backlog and develop features and stories, conducting the work in sprints
  • Develop new software features prioritized according to needs gathered from user engagement sessions and contained in the backlog; identify opportunities to automate common tasks for operations and end users
  • Lead meetings and report status to client; coordinate with product owner
  • Remove barriers for Agile SCRUM team to effectively work
  • Support production software operations, test and debug programs
  • Support and extend CI and CD pipeline, including agile DevSecOps best practices
  • Engage with Avantus delivery teams and customers to advise on open source and commercial technology solutioning options
  • Collaborate with clients and business analysts to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Lead and mentor junior staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant technical experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, or equivalent; additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for relevant degree
  • Must be a flexible, creative problem solver, eager to multi-task on a variety of problems and projects in a dynamic environment
  • Strong communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening); ability to articulate solutions and rationale for design decisions , especially in virtual environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new skills and technologies
  • Previous experience with DevOps deployments
  • Experience maintaining code repositories on GitHub/GitLab
  • Data science background or experience is a plus
  • Experience developing applications in a cloud environment

Per Executive Order (E0 14042) proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to your start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience with federal government customers
  • Demonstrated experience using Java, Python, and/or C#/.Net for back-end development of web-based applications
  • Demonstrated experience creating and using SQL (MySQL, PostgreS, etc) and noSQL (Mongo, Graph, etc) based databases
  • AWS Certification

Company EEO Statement

Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor.

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law.

Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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