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Java Developer (15617)

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

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 applications
  • Perform programming assignments that will require developing domain knowledge and experience. All tasks will require knowledge of established programming procedures and data processing requirements
  • Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines and patterns to perform the functions of the job
  • Work directly with senior Team Lead to receive work assignments

Specific Skills and Requirements

  • JEE programming skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

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 client side interactivity and design principals using Javascript, XHTML or HTML5, and CSS (Like JQuery or Twitter Bootstrap)
  • Experience with Web Frameworks (Like Spring, Grails, or Struts)
  • Experience with Object Relational Mapping frameworks (Like Hibernate or JPA)
  • Experience with Relational Databases
  • Experience with Apache Tomcat
  • Any experience with cloud-based technologies is a plus(Amazon AWS preferred)
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related curriculum or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Java
  • Spring
  • UI design principals
  • Web Applications
  • Ajax
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap



Work Environment


  • This position is primarily in a secured office setting in 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.


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