Software Engineer in Washington, DC at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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Software Engineer Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Software Engineer for an opportunity in Washington, DC. The client needs an engineer that is familiar with scalability principles and micro-services. The team will be handling voice requests of millions of customers and are transitioning our platform that operates reliably and efficiently with the latest at-scale technologies.

The Software Engineer will work with other engineers and researchers with backgrounds in advanced fields such as natural language processing, information retrieval, and knowledge representation. As a key member of the team, they will help define, refine, and test state of the art algorithms, and scale the associated systems for high performance, stability, and availability.

This team encourages career development with regular opportunities for training and programs for innovative cross-team projects such as week-long Hackathon and job rotation programs over the summer.


  • Writing production-quality, tested code.
  • Understanding the code base for your components in depth.
  • Producing technical designs and documentation at varying levels of granularity
  • Collaborating with our quality assurance and technical operations teams to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Participating in code reviews and helping the team to be effective and agile.
  • Staying educated on technical developments and tools necessary for the design and maintenance of complex, distributed platforms.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, including extensive programming experience and strong object-oriented skills including Java server-side development.
  • Experience as part of a team doing state-of-the art, object-oriented software development including continuous integration, test-driven-development, automated unit and integration testing.
  • Experience with versioning tools. GIT a plus.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of software design patterns and the practical application of those patterns.
  • Experience with high-scale, distributed web service development (hands-on experience with RESTful web services).
  • Experience with noSQL databases like: Cassandra or MongoDB.
  • Experience developing service oriented architectures and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Knowledge of major open frameworks and platforms including Spring and Docker.
  • Knowledge of Docker Swarm. Deployment orchestration tools.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and practices.
  • UNIX/Linux background: facility with command-line utilities; familiarity with system administration tools and concepts.
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and micro-services a plus.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch and Lucene

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit