• Software Engineer

    Job ID 2018-1297
    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



    The Software Engineer will design, write, and implement the presentational code base for websites and applications. They should feel comfortable creating and implementing design systems using semantic HTML5, CSS/Sass and be able to assist in debugging this aspect of the code base. They will architect, write, and implement the front end code base for websites and applications. They should feel comfortable developing and implementing client-side interactions and frameworks using semantic HTML5 and Java-Script, and should be able to help with debugging, testing, and performance optimization of the code base.
    • Ability to explain complex technical issues to non-developers
    • Using and working in team environments with lean startup, user centered design, and agile development
    • Frontend web development using modern techniques and frameworks (e.g., HTML5, CSS3, CSS frameworks like LESS and SASS, Responsive Design, Bourbon, Twitter Bootstrap)
    • JavaScript development using modern standards, including strict mode compliance, modularization techniques and tools, and frameworks and libraries (e.g., jQuery, MV* frameworks such as Backbone.js and Ember.js, D3)
    • Consuming RESTful APIs
    • Use of version control systems, specifically Git and GitHub
    • Ensuring Section 508 Compliance at every step of development (we don’t wait til launch reviews)
    • Quickly researching and learning new programming tools and techniques
    • Using and working with open source solutions and community
    • Creating web layouts from static images
    • Creating views and templates in full-stack frameworks like Rails, Express, or Django


    • Ruby on Rails experience a plus
    • React experience a plus
    • Clear understanding of design fundamentals and systems, such as interface style guides, responsive design, grid systems, front end frameworks, and accessibility best practices
    • Clear understanding of client-side render and response, such as HTTP methods, API consumption, the browser loading/rendering pipeline, and accessibility best practices.



    • Oakland, CA
    • Ability to travel to DC for a week at least every other month


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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