Signature Science, LLC
  • - VA-Charlottesville
  • VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose:   Signature Science Charlottesville Operations has an opening for a Frontend Software Developer. This person will contribute to the design, development, and implementation of a web based application which searches and maintains our client's DNA profile repository. The successful candidate is an innovative UI designer/developer who has delivered products serving other projects or analytical tools and enjoys working side by side on diverse teams of other engineers and scientists.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes direction from the project lead on the execution of software systems engineering requirements definition and software architecture.
  • Assesses alternatives and develops user-facing features, adhering to best practices in UI presentations.
  • Incorporates validation and error handling into interface features prior to backend submission.
  • Contributes to the development of software documentation deliverables to clients.
  • Actively participates on projects by making recommendations on how to improve product quality.
  • Participates in requirements collection and documentation activities prior to and during execution.
  • Works directly with clients and senior level management to develop/resolve requirements, offer improvements, optimizations, or other project supporting efforts.
  • Assesses impact of changes to applications systems and makes recommendations.
  • Participates in the development of integration plans.
  • Implements and adheres to coding standards and naming conventions.
  • Develops and executes under an Agile software development process.
  • Develops standard operating procedures and documents key artifacts.
  • Develops well-designed and documented software within schedule.
  • Keeps current with the latest software development tools and techniques.
  • Improves and maintains the existing software performance.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with at least one modern JS based library/framework such as ReactJS, VueJS or Angular.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with both REST and service based APIs such as SOAP.
  • Comfortable developing on both Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience developing unit tests and system test plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical users.


Additional Desired Skills & Abilities: 

  • Experience with the MERN programming stack.
  • Experience coding against both relational and NoSQL databases.
  • JQuery, Typescript, JSX, Knockout or other browser based development library experience.
  • Comfortable in object oriented development using a language such as JavaScript, C++, C# or Java.
  • Experience working with Atlassian products; i.e. Jira, Confluence, Bit Bucket.





  • Bachelor's or Associate degree in computer science (work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.)
  • At least 3 years of UI development and coding experience.


Certificates and Licenses:

  • Security Plus or Agile certification highly desired, but not required


  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance (TS/SCI w/ CI Poly highly desired.)
  • Minimum clearance level is DoD Interim Secret


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities required for this position.
  • Software engineer will report to the project technical lead for direction on tasks.


Working Conditions/ Equipment:

  • Office environment only.
  • Anticipated work schedule is M-F 0800-1700.
  • Work location will be at SigSci facilities with potential work on-site at a government location.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


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