Jun 08, 2024

Application Software Developer SME

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Austin, TX, 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/

Benefits and Memorial Program

The Benefits and Memorial Program (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. The 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 program focuses on developing and managing advanced technology solutions to serve the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the National Cemetery Administration.

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

Professional Level Information:
A SME Software Developer, Applications aligns as a Level 3 Engineer within 9th-Way Insignia. 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.


  • Lead the design, development, testing, and deployment of complex software applications.

  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code following best practices.

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other developers to define software requirements and specifications.

  • Serve as the go-to expert for specific technologies, frameworks, and development practices.

  • Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and technologies and evaluate their applicability to our projects.

  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to improve software development processes and practices.

  • Mentor and guide junior and mid-level developers, providing code reviews and technical feedback.

  • Lead technical discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions within the development team.

  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment.

  • Identify and resolve complex technical issues and challenges.

  • Innovate and propose new solutions to enhance our software products and development processes.

  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective measures for production issues.

  • Ensure the highest quality standards in software development through rigorous testing and code reviews.

  • Develop and maintain automated test frameworks and scripts.

  • Implement and enforce coding standards and best practices.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for software design, development processes, and technical solutions.

  • Document technical requirements and specifications clearly and concisely.


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

  • 8 years of experience in software development, with a focus on application development.

  • Expertise in one or more programming languages (e.g., Java, C#, Python, JavaScript).

  • Strong experience with modern software development frameworks and technologies (e.g., Spring, .NET, Angular, React).

  • Proven track record of designing and delivering high-quality software applications.

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Developer, Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer) are a plus.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $96,371 - $155,546

9th Way Insignia's range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary.

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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