PHP/Java Developer

US-VA-Virginia Beach
Job ID
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required


The GBS Group is currently looking to hire one or more PHP/Java Developers at our Virginia office located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area, or at our Philadelphia, PA office located at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard Yard with scenic waterfront views, a trail and parks, surrounded by popular retail and entertainment centers.


Candidates will work with local and remote team members to enhance existing software solutions and build next generation software products. Solutions include customer information systems, fleet tracking, asset management, and maintenance planning supporting customers in industries including heavy rail, light rail, and utility.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Work closely with team members and other coworkers in all aspects of technical solution design, delivery, and maintenance.
  • Collaborate on the research and development of new software products and applications.
  • Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models.
  • Define architecture requirements and performance standards to meet or exceed management and customer specifications.
  • Identify and resolve complex software issues.
  • Advise operations personnel on machine configuration that could affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.
  • Prepare analyses and present results to management and/or customer personnel.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less-experienced software developers.
  • Provide expertise to multiple projects and tasks.
  • Continually update knowledge of relevant technology.
  • Participate in special projects and prototyping as required.


Candidates must possess the following professional experience & qualifications:

  • One - Three (1-3) years of on-the-job experience.
  • Experience developing web applications using PHP on LAMP or LAOP stacks.
  • Experience developing web services and Beans in Java J2EE.
  • Experience with Oracle 11g and/or 12c.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred.
  • Candidates with a 2-year degree and additional on-the-job experience will be considered.
  • Experience with serial communications applications strongly desired.
  • Experience with ETL patterns including text (csv, xml, json) and binary sources.
  • Experience with Agile (e.g. Scrum) and/or Lean (e.g. Kanban) SDLC methodologies.
  • Experiences with Git or other DVCS (distributed version control systems).
  • Experience developing Windows applications using C# a plus.


EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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