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Java Developer Intermediate (ID#15890)

Fort Collins, CO




The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the premier federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America's treasured fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. USFWS works for the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife because biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our environment, our families, and our economy.

USFWS maintains a network of public lands totaling upwards of 150 million acres split into eight geographic regions and nearly 700 field stations.

We are seeking a Java Developer to help support the efforts of the USFWS.

Job Description


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Includes the following:


  • Develop, test, implement and maintain web-based application systems
  • Troubleshoot system problems and issues and looks for ways to improve the application
  • Perform routine programming assignments that do not require domain knowledge or experience but do require knowledge of established programming procedures and data processing requirements
  • Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Work directly with senior Team Lead to receive work assignments.



Supervisory/Management Authority


  • This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity


Education and Experience


  • Four years full time Java development experience in an increasingly responsible position
  • Experience with Web Frameworks (Grails, Spring, Struts preferred)
  • Experience with Object Relational Mapping frameworks (Hibernate, JPA, GORM preferred)
  • Experience with Relational Databases
  • Experience with client side interactivity and design using Javascript, XHTML or HTML5, and CSS (JQuery or Twitter Bootstrap preferred)
  • Experience with Apache Tomcat
  • Experience with Angular / React
  • Experience with Linux operating systems preferred
  • Some experience with cloud-based technologies (Amazon AWS preferred)


  • BS degree in Computer Science ore related curriculum or equivalent.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Java
  • Groovy
  • Grails
  • Web Applications
  • Ajax
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • JEE programming skills (JSP/Java, with Groovy experience preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).




Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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