Sapient Government Services (US) - Arlington, VA

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The Senior Associate, Technology provides technical leadership to the project team by taking responsibility for a specific component or track of the project architecture. This includes planning, estimation, people management, issue resolution and quality assurance.
  • Ability to lead a small team of 3-5 individuals
  • Construct conceptual and technical designs that include the use of Object-Oriented (OO) techniques
  • Write Java and / or PHP code based on requirements defined in use cases
  • Develop Object-Oriented (OO) code and/or provide maintenance and enhancements to existing code based upon a solid understanding of OO design
  • Work with business users to gather requirements, write functional and technical specifications
  • Conduct multiple levels of testing including unit, system, integration and performance
  • Estimate and plan iterative / agile releases
  • Configure Drupal and create custom modules to meet requirements
  • Design, develop, and test an overall solution that includes a content management system (CMS), including capabilities such as social collaboration, analytics, CMS content entry, CMS content migration, explicit / implicit personalization, developing content types or content objects, site architecture, and page templates
  • Estimate and plan releases for a CMS implementation
  • Anticipate issues and risks at the module level and escalate appropriately
  • Facilitate workshops and client meetings
  • Mentor junior team members

Experience Guidelines:
  • Demonstrates ability to configure Drupal and create custom Drupal modules using the core API
  • Demonstrates ability to use common Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels, extending them through code
  • Can code in PHP, HTML/5, CSS/3, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with the LAMP (Linux, MySQL, PHP) technology stack
  • Minimum 1 year design and development experience with Drupal web content management solution (WCMS)
  • Experience working with PHP and / or Drupal solutions in a cloud-based environment is desirable
  • Experience with database technologies such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server
  • Solid understanding of all parts of Software Engineering (e.g. Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing) and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience working in agile or iterative SDLCs
  • Experience with Object Oriented Technologies
  • Ability to work with key owners and stakeholders to document requirements
  • Proven leadership skills to independently manage a track of work with 3 - 5 people, during various phases of the project lifecycle

  • Bachelor’s degree required and degree in Computer Science or related technology field preferred.

About Sapient Government Services

Sapient Government Services, a division of Sapient, is a leading provider of consult­ing, technology, and marketing services to a wide array of U.S. governmental agencies. Focused on driving long-term change and transforming the citizen experience, we use technology to help agencies become more accessible and transparent. With a track record of delivering mission-critical solutions and the ability to leverage commercial best practices, we serve as trusted advisors to government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Library of Congress, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and United States Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit .

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.


Location(s) : United States-Virginia-Arlington
Schedule : Full-time
Job : Technology

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