• IBM Technologies Applications Development and Support SME

    Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


    NikSoft is currently conducting a search for a professional and experienced IBM Technologies Applications Development and Support SME to join our team. The successful candidate will have experience in a fast-paced and small business federal contracting environment. 


    • The position will require working with broad cutting-edge IBM application development and support technologies, including, but not limited to IBM AIX, PowerVM, DB2, Cognos, Webspehere, and MQ, as well as web technologies such as JSON, REST, XML/XSL/XSLT/XSD, XQuery, XPath, XMLDataProvider, SOAP, WSDL, and HTTP.
    • For our federal client we are modernizing and sustaining monolithically built applications residing on a DISA virtualized infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environment.
    • The candidate will provide expert guidance to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) level client managers and other engineering, development, and support teams for the above technologies.
    • The position requires leadership skills in order to provide oversight and engineering review for teams designing, developing, testing, and deploying infrastructure, platform, and application changes.
    • For assigned applications, the candidate will be responsible for the Systems Engineering Plan, Systems Requirements, and Systems Engineering Management Plan as well as review all SDLC documents created or updated.
    • The focus of applications changes will be to modernize toward a continuous integration and continuous delivery framework which support DevOps and integrate new and innovative technologies to enhance application capabilities.
    • The candidate will leverage experience working with the IBM technologies for application development and support stacks.
    • Candidates will work directly with senior level system and software engineers and architects to implement enterprise design patterns and integrate and deploy infrastructure, platform, and application changes into a complex enterprise environment.
    • The position requires working with development teams, systems owners, support contractors, and government representatives to implement solutions


    • 7+ years’ experience with IBM technologies - IBM AIX, PowerVM, DB2, Cognos, Webspehere, MQ and others;
    • 5+ years’ experience developing and deploying web services & applications using these technologies (Java, J2EE, Web API, WCF, XML/XSL/XSLT/XSD, XQuery, XPath, XMLDataProvider, SOAP, WSDL, HTTP, REST, APIs);
    • 2+ years’ total in an engineering leadership role for designing, developing, implementing, and sustaining web services & applications using listed technologies;
    • Expert knowledge of and IBM DB2 replication, backup, optimization, and tuning;
    • Expert knowledge of upgrading and deploying upgraded IBM technologies for enterprise application using IBM technologies;
    • High proficiency with java/J2EE frameworks; IIS, TomCat, WebSphere and other middleware; and backend databases such as DB2, SQL Server, and Oracle;
    • Strong experience with configuration, deployment, and testing of enterprise software applications;
    • Familiarity with event-based architectures and integration with APIs exposing services (e.g., REST, SOAP);
    • Strong experience implementing authentication and authorization, RBAC, API security;
    • Sound understanding of SOAP and MicroServices design patterns;
    • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment frameworks, practices, and tools such as Visual Studio Team Services, Puppet or Chef, Ansible, Docker, etc.;
    • Ability to obtain a government security clearance – U.S. citizenship required.
    • Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Lean Startup, XP) and cross-functional teams (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Designers, Business Analysts)
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills with track record of taking solution ownership
    • Communication skills key! Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with leadership and key stakeholders.
    • Ability to articulate coding choices and bring about consensus
    • BS degree in Information Technology or other related technical discipline
    • AIX and/or DB2 certifications desired
    • Additional IBM certifications is a plu

     **US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government's security process (required).**




    NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



    NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit




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