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JOB #R2300585

Lead Software Engineer (Java + Azure cloud expertise) - Remote

*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the U.S.*  

ICF’s Digital Modernization Division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial technology department seeking a Lead Java Engineer t to support upcoming needs with our federal customers. 

Our IT Modernization division is an information technology and management consulting department that offers integrated, strategic solutions to its public and private-sector clients. ICF has the expertise, agility, and commitment to design, build, and operate high-performance IT engines to support all aspects of our client’s business. 

Position Description 

At ICF, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentlessly making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of management consultants, mission-driven technologists, data scientists, innovation researchers, CIO strategists, and public health researchers & evaluators to challenge the status quo. As we continue to expand our services and to support this growth, we are looking for Software Engineers to join our Digital Modernization Division (DMD). In addition, we provide technical assistance services to US Civilian Federal Agencies and their partners, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The Work 

We are looking for a Senior Engineer passionate about helping large government agencies modernize and transform through pragmatic enterprise strategies.  The projects and services supporting the CDC meet the agency's Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) objectives.  The software engineer will participate in the full lifecycle development of modifications to large, complex, mission-critical enterprise applications, work with technical leads to develop and enforce standards, collaborate with a 4–6-person development team, and follow solutions as they are developed through production deployment. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle (design, development, testing, deployment, and documentation. 

  • Provide technical leadership 

  • Contribute towards design and overall architecture of applications 

  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications 

  • Adhere to coding standards and best practices 

  • Peer review team members’ development and share constructive criticism 

  • Work as part of an agile scrum team and deliver in a timely manner 

  • Learn and adopt new technologies in a short period as required 

  • Participate in scrum ceremonies, including backlog refinement, story point estimation, and sprint planning 

Required Skills and Experience 

 Front End 

  • 6+ years of experience 

  • 4+ years of experience as a front-end developer in Angular 

  • 4+ years of experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX 

  • 4+ years of experience with a solid understanding of HTTP protocols and REST API 

  • 4+ years of experience with browser troubleshooting and debugging practices and techniques 

  • 4+ years of experience with responsive and adaptive design 

  • 1+ years of experience with angular unit testing 

Back End 

  • 4+ years of Java expertise 

  • 4+ years of experience with the Spring Framework and Spring Boot 

  • 4+ years of experience with Hibernate or some other ORM; ODBC, JDBC 

  • 3+ years of experience with Maven 

  • 3+ years of experience with unit testing with JUnit or similar framework 

  • 3+ years of experience with common data structures and algorithm  


  • 3+ years of experience with Git and branching/merging techniques 

  • 3+ years of experience with CI/CD frameworks and tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Bitbucket 

  • 3+ years of experience with unit testing via JUnit or a similar framework 

  • 3+ years of experience working with JIRA and understanding Agile/Scrum/SAFE development methodology  

Must be able to obtain a US Public Trust clearance. 

US Citizen or Green Card Holder due to federal contract requirements. 

MUST RESIDE IN THE United States (U.S.), and the work MUST BE PERFORMED in the United States (U.S.), as this work is for a federal contract and laws do apply. 

 Desired Skills and Experience 

  • 1+ years of experience with Azure is highly preferred

  • 3+ years of experience with micro frontend and microservices 

  • 3+ years of experience with Angular Formly components 

  • Understanding of 508 compliance concepts  

  • 3+ years of experience with JMeter and Selenium 

  • 3+ years of experience with Java-based MVC frameworks: Struts, Seam, Spring MVC 

  • 3+ years of experience with AngularJS (version 2+) 

  • 3+ years of experience with JBoss Application Server, Apache 

  • 1+ years of experience in Azure Cloud Services and DevOps 

  • 3+ years of experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) principles and ceremonies 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose-driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences. 





Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$100,034.00 - $170,058.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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