Software Developer I {MS Access, Visual Basic, Must Be US Citizen}
Synteras - Arlington, VA

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provides high quality, innovative solutions that address critical national security and market needs. Our primary and secondary NAICS codes are within the 5415 (Computer Systems Design and Related services) and 5417 (Scientific Research and Development) industries. Our combination of executive experience, direct operational expertise in market sectors of national importance, and contracting flexibility enabled by our 8(a) and ANC designations, positions Synteras to best meet customer needs. Synteras is a subsidiary of Qivliq.

Synteras is hiring bright and talented software engineers to support the Drug Enforcement Administration’s application development initiatives. Our engineers develop cutting-edge applications that directly enable DEA to pursue its mission goals. Synteras and DEA are avid practitioners of agile development methodologies, and most of our work is done in a purely agile environment. We use Scrum, continuous integration, and peer reviews on a daily basis, and we adhere to the “inspect and adapt” principle as we seek new ways to innovate.

We are looking for more than a set of programming skills – we are interested in your experiences, talents, interests, and enthusiasm for the craftsmanship and engineering aspects of software development. Our engineers understand and use design patterns, SOLID principles, mocks and fakes, and unit tests. In addition to being technology enthusiasts, we are also passionate about delivering valuable software. Our engineers work directly with end users to discover and solidify requirements, and to exchange feedback on implemented and potential functionality.

DEA is heavily invested in

Microsoft Access

, and has over 50 Microsoft Access applications in place throughout DEA field offices and headquarters. We have openings for Access developers with experience in Access 2003, Access 2007, and Access 2010. Access features in use include front end and back end databases, workgroup security, macros, and extensive use of VBA code. Our Access developers understand data models, normalization, and distributed deployment models. You must be polished in front of customers, good at discerning and soliciting requirements, and be able to work independently or with a small team of other engineers.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:
General office environment; may occasionally be required to lift up to 20lbs.


Synteras is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Synteras' Human Resources Department.



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