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Web Application Developer
Job ID #: 12256 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: IT Division Summary
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Not Indicated Relocation Provided: No

SALARY RANGE:  $71,400 - $112,800 (SCS I)

You ‘matter’ to us! Our team with multi-layered strengths at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing sophisticated computing and applied research, we are on the top tier edge of science and technology. If you are looking for an excellent job in an outstanding place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

We are currently seeking a Web Application Developer

As a member of the Management Information Systems group, you will work independently and with other team members to develop and deploy solutions in support of Jefferson Lab operations. Using software tools such as Ruby on Rails and Java Enterprise Edition in an agile development environment, you will collaborate with customers to resolve requirements, build software, and deploy to production. You will:

  • Participate in all aspects of application development: collecting initial requirements, design, testing, coding, debugging, deployment, etc.
  • Deliver scalable, secure, stable, robust, and user-friendly solutions that meet business and technical requirements.
  • Work in a team environment, develop application components, evaluate new products and tools, and participate in team code reviews.
  • Employ code reuse, testing principles, standards, and frameworks to optimize efficiency, reliability, and maintainability of software within a team of programmers.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Programming
  • Understanding of object oriented programming and design.
  • Understanding of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, etc.
  • Understanding of relational database principles.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies quickly.
  • Ability to work independently.

Experience in any of the following is helpful:

  • Experience with full life cycle software development including requirements capturing, design, development, and testing.
  • Experience with server side software development in languages such as Ruby or Java.
  • Experience crafting database schemas and developing queries with SQL.
  • Experience working with Oracle database tools.
  • Familiarity with web software vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques.

• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate highly technical information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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