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      Web Developer- Top secret security clearance

      Posted : 2021-10-18

      Aptive is seeking a full-time Web Developer to lead industry engagement in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.
      Tasks may include performing web development, computer programing and database integration; supporting data collection, statistical analysis and visualization of progress towards achieving objectives; articulating and assisting the customer with defining and refining product requirements; and supporting S&T Communications & Outreach Division (COD). This individual will be responsible for supporting multiple websites, SharePoint pages and portals that contain information in support of the organization's goals. This candidate should excel at using programming languages and design programs to successfully complete their work.

      This position requires strong customer interaction skills and a demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders across multiple tasks. The Web Developer will review and organize website content based on the aesthetic, functional, strategic and technical criteria established by the client. They work with clients, customers and content developers to reorganize and revise content as needed based on a shared understanding of business needs and the needs of the audience groups. They use audits, data, research and technical skill to deliver a user-friendly online and mobile experience. Additional responsibilities include supporting an internal resource toolkit and SharePoint site.

      This mid-level, full-time position is primarily located onsite at DHS locations in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA, though temporary telework will be available during COVID-19. This is a contingent hire position.


      • 8 years of relevant experience, including full front end and back end web development for both public and intranet sites.
      • 3-5 years of experience in web development, serving as the internet expert and Webmaster with experience developing, coordinating, and implementing comprehensive Internet programs.
      • Must have expert knowledge of the Drupal CMS.
      • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other related field.
      • Active top secret security clearance.
      • Experience supporting large federal agencies.
      • Authorized to work in the U.S.


      • Work involves the technical planning, design, development, testing, implementation, and management of Internet and intranet activities (including other computer-based visual media).
      • Work includes systems and application development, installation, configuration, implementation, and technical management of websites.
      • Knowledge of computer and networking with applications, principles, concepts, and methods is required.
      • Stays abreast of latest developments in website tools and technology and implements these new developments on DHS S&T website,
      • Conduct usability audit and support development of a more user-friendly interface.
      • Troubleshoot and resolve content migration errors.
      • Review and update missing content, images, links and other information impacting the user experience or search engine optimization.
      • Add or adjust audience pages to better target information to specific audiences.
      • Use web data analytics and digital tools to improve overall performance.
      • Maintain and refine internal toolkit and SharePoint sites.
      • Track, quality check and resolve all web updates for review with the client on a regular basis.
      • Make proactive recommendations to improve the user experience and campaign performance.


      • Ability to solve an array of challenges using professional, understandable concepts.
      • Ability to resolve complex issues quickly and work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
      • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done with high attention to detail.
      • Excellent ability to communicate across most mediums and settings.
      • Strong time management, creativity, and problem-solving skills.


      The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the science advisor to the Secretary and serves as the research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Established by Congress in 2003, S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, testing and evaluation activities in alignment with the DHS mission. S&T does the science that strengthens the nation's overall security and develops and transitions the technologies that allow those on the front lines to complete their missions effectively and safely.


      Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

      We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge.

      Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

      What's in it for you?

      · Competitive compensation

      · Health, vision, dental and disability plans with company contributions

      · 401K plan with immediate vesting and a competitive company match

      · Generous paid time off and flexible work schedules

      · Flexible savings accounts

      · Commuter benefits

      · Company-sponsored professional education and training opportunities


      Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected class.

      Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.