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Senior Backend Engineer


Chesapeake Technology International (CTI) is a rapidly growing software, systems, and operational support corporation dedicated to providing user-focused technologies for military and other security applications including spectrum dependent operations (e.g., electronic warfare and signals intelligence), tactical & unmanned systems, C4ISR, and training & simulation capabilities. We believe in the power of collaborative development, and we are committed to engineering our solutions on open, government-owned platforms, ensuring that industry proprietary tools do not stand in the way of the right capabilities being employed on the battlefield.
We are looking for people who are intellectually curious, self-motivated, committed to excellence, and constantly seeking to learn and grow. Our typical toolset includes the Atlassian tool suite, Git, Gradle, IntelliJ, and Slack but we strive to use the best commercial, open source, or internally developed technologies for each problem. We work in small teams where each person can impact the technical direction of the project.

Here are some examples of solutions we develop:

  • Real-time geospatial visualization of spectrum, including command and control of integrated platforms/sensors
  • Tools to collect, process, exploit, and disseminate large amounts of telemetry and sensor data
  • Immersive 3D scenario modeling for planning, analysis, and training
  • Algorithms and automation for mission planning and analysis of electronic attack platforms and equipment


CTI is a leading technology company specializing in the development of advanced software solutions for military and security applications. As a Senior Backend Engineer at CTI, you will be responsible for designing and implementing highly scalable and performant backend services to support our mission-critical applications. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to define requirements, architect solutions, and contribute to the full software development lifecycle.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop backend services and APIs in languages such as Java, Python, or Go
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Scale and optimize services to meet performance, reliability, and scalability goals
  • Write and maintain clean, high-quality, and testable code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and share knowledge
  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and other production issues
  • Work with CI/CD pipelines and deployment tools to automate the build, test, and deployment process
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • Participate in program increment (PI) cycle, including planning of sprint tasks and participation in all Agile development ceremonies while ensuring all developmental blockers are documented and reported
  • Automating the deployment and scaling of containerized cloud native applications using Kubernetes


This position is required to be onsite up to 50% of the time at USSOCOM facilities located on and near MacDill AFB in Tampa FL


Necessary skills and experience

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with designing and implementing full-stack software solutions
  • Proficiency with web technologies such as React, Redux Toolkit, and Typescript
  • Proven track record with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and automating cloud solutions such as Terraform
  • Experience provisioning and configuring cloud native infrastructure
  • Experience monitoring, diagnosing, analyzing root cause, and implementing preventative measures to avoid reoccurrence
  • Nimble CI/CD approach to application builds and cloud deployments
  • Experience leading technical decisions, including the ability to break down problems, identify solutions, and communicate the process and conclusions to an engineering team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Must have an active U.S. government Secret security clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and SCI. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance


Beneficial skills and experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively via multiple mediums and with management, co-workers, and customers, both technical and non-technical
  • Excellent development and leadership abilities
  • Ability to write clean code and leverage best practices for implementation, documentation, and testing
  • Strong foundation in algorithms and data structures and their real-world use cases
  • Passion for developing customer-focused solutions
  • Proficient with container-based software solutions such as Docker, gateway managers such as Kong, and security authentication systems such as Active Directory and Keycloak
  • Microservices and/or distributed computing development experience
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes, Terraform, and other Hashicorp tools
  • Experience with continuous deployment tools like ArgoCD, Spinnaker, and Flux V2
  • Experience with monorepo and microfrontend architecture
  • Experience with Tactical Assault Kit, Common Operational Picture (COP) platforms, and working with government team

CTI is a rapidly growing company offering the following:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • H.S.A. (partially funded by CTI) and Flex Spending
  • Company-paid life insurance/AD&D and disability insurance
  • Optional supplemental life, critical illness, hospital indemnity and accident insurances
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • 401k plan with Safe Harbor contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement/professional training options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Assistance
  • Financial Planning Assistance
  • Voluntary Pre-Paid Legal
  • Flexible schedules with telecommuting options
  • Service awards program


CTI is an Equal Opportunity employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.