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Applications Engineer 1  

About the Organization VSolvit (pronounced: "") is an award-winning SBA certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business and 8(m)/Economically Disadvantaged Woman owned, technology services provider that specializes in business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, geographic information systems (GIS), custom application development, health analytics, project/program management, and hosting and cloud services. VSolvit serves clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our custom technology solutions for federal and health industry clients and partners have won awards for innovation, been launched from the U.S. White House, and are being used to solve complex problems ranging from improving national security to optimizing vaccine supply chains and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
These successes are but a reflection of overall team strength and supportive partnerships. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.  

Job Summary:


VSolvit is searching for an Applications Engineer 1 with experience in MATLAB, RED HAT AND KAFKA. If you are experienced in one or all of these technologies, we would like to speak to you. This is a 100% remote position, and starts immediately. 

An Applications Engineer 1 (Apps) works to configure, integrate, and deploy applications supporting the customers’ requirements. Their work includes collaborating with customers, product managers and engineers as part of a team to gather requirements before executing coding / configuration activities. An Applications Engineer 1 is expected to be proficient in core software development principles and methodologies.  They must be able to assist in breaking requirements down into modules and functions that are consistent with the established enterprise architecture.  Applications Engineer 1 is also able to quickly identify and resolve application issues and make recommendations to improve performance and reliability.

As with any position, additional expectations exist. Some of these include, but are not limited to, adhering to typical working hours, meeting deadlines, following customer company and policies as outlined by the Employee Handbook, communicating regularly with assigned supervisor, and staying focused on the assigned tasks.


  • Gather and assist in evaluating user requirements in collaboration with customers, product managers and engineers
  • Review requirements and assist in developing accurate estimates
  • Configure applications to customer requirements
  • Develop well-structured code with appropriate documentation
  • Assist in testing developed code to minimize any discrepancies
  • Remain abreast of new developments in core technologies
  • Generate and maintain project documents using appropriate team tools.  Ensures tickets are updated in a timely manner
  • Follows established software coding standards
  • Support the Software Development plan (e.g. SAFe)
  • Effectively communicates with customers and other team members
  • Takes ownership of system and software to ensure minimal defects
  • Proactively recommends alternative processes, technologies or implementations to improve system performance or reduce time and cost
  • Support company proposal effort by authoring and / or reviewing technical content for various business development efforts
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience with Kafka and/or Confluent
  • Demonstrated experience configuring user applications
  • Demonstrated experience using modern programming languages
  • Demonstrated understanding of Agile and Waterfall software development methodologies
  • United States Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Demonstrated experience in any / all of the following Kafka, Kubernetes, IFS applications, JTDI Delivery Management Service (JDMS),  AWS Security, Consolidated Afloat Networks & Enterprise Services (CANES) / CANES Agile Core Services  (ACS)
  • 1+ years working in Agile SAFe or Agile
  • Security+ qualification
  • Current DoN Cyber Workforce Qualification
  • Active DoD SECRET Security Clearance


Location: Remote
Department: LINC

Company Summary:

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') is a technology services provider that specializes in cybersecurity, cloud computing, geographic information systems (GIS), business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, engineering services, and custom database and application development. VSolvit is an award winning WOSB, CA CDB, MBE, WBE, and CMMI Level 3 certified company. We offer a customizable health benefits program that best meets the needs of its employees. Offering may include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability and other insurance products, Health Savings Account,
Flexible Spending Account, 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and assorted voluntary benefits. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.
VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Engineering  
Location Remote  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Clearances Required No Clearance Required  
Travel N/A  
Req Number ENG-22-00033  
Position Engineer Technician 1 (Range Support)  
Number of Openings 1  
Proposal Position No  
Proposal Letter Of Intent (LOI) N/A  
Open Date 8/16/2022  
Tags Bachelor's, computer science, REd Hat, user applications, programming languages, Agile, Waterfall, software development, code, testing, Kafka, Confluent  

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