Lead Software Engineer-lll

Location: Cambridge, MA

Req#: 474190
Company Information
Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work with some of the smartest and most accomplished people you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits, and it’s an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


Octo is currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join a growing team on an exciting and highly visible project for a DoD customer.


The project you will be working is to migrate an existing legacy portfolio to a more evolvable architecture that can better leverage a cloud environment in order to deliver better technology, reduce program sustainment costs, and higher system reliability. Our approach is to transform legacy applications to be cloud native and reside on a Platform as a Service (PaaS).  Additionally, modernize current applications by breaking them down into loosely coupled micro-services, and leveraging a continuous integration / continuous delivery pipeline to enable an agile DevOps Strategy.

Octo software engineers on this project will have an opportunity to receive 6+ months of Pivotal Cloud Foundry training as part of the standard on-boarding process for this project.


As a software engineer at Octo, you will pair program to maintain and improve the performance of existing software code, with duties to write and update software code. Our software engineers are comfortable working side by side with other engineers, product managers, designers, and clients, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable working software to clients and their users. Octo software engineers have a passion for high-quality, reliable, and maintainable code. We are looking for a candidate that is agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we are doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we are doing right so we can improve on it.

We are looking for software engineers that have hands-on experience in performing basic software code tasks, across multiple teams, with a focus in basic front end development.


Our software engineers serve in critical roles to test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization. They have astute abilities in writing test scripts in an agile software development. 


Skills & Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Clear communication skills.
  • Full stack development to include Java, web services, database, and web application development
  • Intimate knowledge of agile and lean philosophies and experience successfully leading software teams in the practice of these philosophies
  • Experience working independently with clients or stakeholders conducting interviews observations and surveys to successfully create a user-story
  • Experience designing full-service consumer and business applications
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration techniques
  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing practices

Desired Skills:

  • Possesses at least one of the Agile Development Certifications
    • Certified Scrum Master
    • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Proven experience writing and building applications using a 12 factor application software architecture, micro services, and API
  • Astute ability in writing test scripts in an agile software development where built in automated test procedures are paramount
  • Able to clearly communicate and provide positive recommendation of improvements to existing software applications

Education: Associates in a Technical Discipline – Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent technical degree

Years of Experience:

8 years of experience or more

Clearance: SECRET