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Chenega Corporation Software Developer JavaScript in Chantilly, Virginia


The Software Developer – JavaScript works closely with the other UI and backend developers to develop geospatial-based applications and solutions leveraging the Esri platform. This position will have the opportunity to develop applications using various cutting-edge technologies following an ’Agile’ process. Working within an Agile-based process, the person in this role will be responsible for developing and testing JavaScript and UI code as dictated by project requirements.


  • Envision, design, and develop web applications and UI modules for large-scale deployment and management in the intelligence community and Department of Defense.

  • Prototype web applications to showcase new concepts and ideas.

  • Utilize the Esri REST API for integrating the web application with back-end web services.

  • Create a rich developer-friendly toolkit to consume new server-side GIS functionalities using the latest relevant techniques and best practices.

  • Apply good software design and development practices in daily activities.

  • Write comprehensive technical design specifications and support documentation.

  • Suggest new technologies and approaches, often demonstrating and championing their use.

  • Estimate the duration and level of effort of development tasks.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or a related field depending on position level

  • 2+ years of experience designing, building, and delivering web applications

  • 1+ years of experience using and developing applications with JavaScript toolkits and UI libraries, like Dojo, Ext JS, and YUI, etc.

  • 2+ years of experience building object-oriented JavaScript

  • Experience with HTML, DOM, CSS, event model, and cross-browser development

  • Experience with AJAX, JSON, and REST

  • Experience with using Agile software development methodologies (Scrum)

  • TS/SCI Clearance

  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and in groups to effectively participate in the Agile software development life cycle

  • In-depth knowledge of the core JavaScript language

  • Excellent problem-solving, verbal, and written communication, design, development, and debugging skills

  • Knowledge and practice of test-driven development methodology

  • Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting

  • Must be capable of managing multiple efforts with time-related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals

  • Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications

  • Experience working in a home office setting as well as the ability to train end-users on frequently asked technical issues

  • Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone with good phone skills and a professional demeanor

  • Previous customer service experience strongly desired

  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize a problem or situation and think abstractly to solve it


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