Jun 08, 2024

Software Developer SME

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Full-Time Information Technology

Job Description

9th Way Insignia

Company Introduction
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions. Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence. Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at https://9thwayinsignia.com/

Team (Project) Introduction

9th Way Insignia Technology is looking for a Subject Matter Expert Software Developer, Systems Software to assist in providing Information Technology Program Management and technical support (i.e., development, operations and maintenance) to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Benefits and Memorial Services (BAM) Portfolio. BAM provides high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all points of the Veterans' health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals, and deliver world-class, innovative systems that ensure reliable, secure, and seamless delivery of benefits and services directly to Veterans and their families. The BAM serves the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the National Cemetery Administration to develop and manage advanced technology solutions.

9th Way Insignia Technology has an opening for a Software Developer SME to assist in developing Systems Software to sustain and improve the BAM program.

Professional Level Information:
A Software Developer aligns as an Engineer (3) within 9th Way Insignia Technology. An Engineer, 3 typically plans and directs research or development work on complex projects, along with engaging various parties in design and development. Costs and recommendations of new components may also involve part of the job scope. Performs multiple engineering-related tasks in various assignments within the project and firm. An Engineer, 3 oversees the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems. An Engineer, 3 has broad knowledge of engineering procedures and assists in the resolution of complex problems. An Engineer, 3 has strong technical skills and background, a knack for learning new technologies, and a blend of good problem-solving and innovation needed to resolve a wide variety of technical production challenges.


  • Systems Software Development: Design, develop, test, and deploy high-performance systems software solutions, including operating systems, middleware, and system utilities.

  • Technical Expertise: Serve as the go-to expert for systems software, providing deep technical insights and guidance to the development team and other stakeholders.

  • Architecture and Design: Lead the architectural design and development of complex systems software, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and industry best practices.

  • Optimization: Optimize systems software for performance, reliability, and scalability, conducting thorough code reviews and performance tuning.

  • Innovation: Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends, driving the adoption of cutting-edge solutions and practices within the organization.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, application developers, and quality assurance, to ensure seamless integration and functionality of systems software.

  • Mentorship: Mentor and guide junior developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth within the team.

  • Documentation: Create comprehensive technical documentation, including design specifications, user guides, and best practices, to support ongoing development and maintenance.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field. (16 years' experience substitute for degree)

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in software development with a strong focus on systems software, including operating systems, middleware, and system utilities.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C, C++, Rust, or assembly language. In-depth knowledge of operating system internals, kernel development, and low-level hardware interaction.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving complex technical issues.

  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to convey complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience leading technical teams and projects.

  • Tools and Technologies: Familiarity with development tools and environments such as version control systems (e.g., Git), debugging tools, and performance analysis tools.


  • Experience working in Agile or iterative development environments is a plus.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $96,371- $153,000

9th Way Insignia's range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Location: Remote

9th Way Insignia reserves the right to adjust work location based upon mission requirements.

Clearance, background investigation:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Eligible employees will have access to our comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k), FSA, HSA, and resources such as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Traveling Assistance. Company-paid benefits such as Telehealth, STD and LTD disability plans, and basic life A&D are also included.

We're an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law. [email protected]


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