Software Engineer

Bethesda, MD, United States
Apr 11, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is seeking a Software Engineer to support enterprise IT systems at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Contingent on Award.

Primary Responsibilities:

Work cooperatively as a member of a software development team to:
  • Build the core components of web application and back-end services
  • Design, build, test, deploy, and maintain Java web applications and microservices
  • Implement resilient, maintainable, and scalable solutions.
  • Write advanced, high-quality, production-grade, readable code
  • Maintain and enhance existing Java based applications with SQL Server & PostgreSQL backends
  • Correct production issues with software, databases, scripts etc. and collaborate with infrastructure operations and support group.
  • Integration of custom applications with COTS or GOTS software.
  • Utilization of Test-Driven Development methods.
  • Collaboratively work with team members on requirements' analysis, design, programming, configuration management, accessibility remediation and compliance, documentation, and quality assurance.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Math or related technical majors.
  • Diverse technical expertise and 5+ years of experience in designing, development, testing and maintenance of software solutions
  • Experience within DevOps and DevSecOps practices.
  • Design and programming experience with Java with Spring Boot, OpenJDK, JUnit, and JSON
  • Experience with Containerization and API security
  • Web development, OOD/OOP, REST, OpenAPI
  • SQL knowledge/experience (SQL Server and/or PostgreSQL)
  • Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and microservices
  • Experience with Jira and Bitbucket.
  • Agile development experience.

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program, and membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.