Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Software Engineer

    Job ID 2018-1410
    Job Locations US-DC
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) 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. 


    TISTA is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join a growing team.


    The team is seen as a startup to help modernize the aging infrastructure and applications that power the Benefits Appeals process. We are the team mandated by the US Congress to modernize and fix this arduous process. The team is one of the first teams to spearhead AWS Cloud infrastructure and using modern development technologies and methods to help improve how the client serves our nation's Veterans.


    • As a Software engineer you will be working with engineers, designers, and product managers from the United States Digital Service and other forward thinking technology organizations to build key products for the Board of Veteran Appeals
    • Working closely with customers to build core features and support production applications
    • Working to modernize and deprecate existing legacy applications using new open source technologies and modern cloud infrastructure (AWS)
    • Being an expert in the Appeals data model
    • Debugging complex, distributed systems
    • Building scalable products that will quite likely last decades


    • Minimum of 5 years of open-source software development experience
    • Familiarity with, or the ability to quickly become familiar with, the following:
      • MVC Web frameworks (We use Rails)
      • Front-end Development such as React/Redux, nodejs, backbonejs, Ember
      • Relational databases (schemas, indexes, SQL queries, etc)
      • Infrastructure as a Service (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc)
      • Back-end technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP
    • Unix command line basics (curl, grep, awk, sed, chmod, ssh, etc)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience dealing with legacy/third party dependencies 


    • Ability to obtain a MBI clearance 


    • Washington, DC

    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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