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AgileTrailblazers Full Stack Java Developer in Boston, Massachusetts


Kessel Run (KR), a detachment of the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), leverages industry best practices and products to rapidly deliver capabilities while posturing for future and potentially disruptive information technology (IT).

Kessel Run revolutionizes the way that the Air Force builds and acquires software to meet the needs of Airmen across the globe. Kessel Run embraces Agile principles, DevSecOps, and lean product management practices to continuously integrate and deliver software capabilities. KR embraces a culture of rapid feedback loops (e.g. build, measure, learn) and user-centered design managed by Government-led teams to rapidly develop, produce, and deploy software across the Air Operations Centers and other Air Force programs, while continuously iterating and improving upon those software applications. Kessel Run has rapidly expanded its personnel and scope in the last eight months. New external Air Force users are beginning to utilize our Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) Platform as a Service (PaaS) and our on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Kessel Run continues to ramp up its number of product teams across the AirOps (Air Operations Centers) and WingOps (F-35s) product offices, as well as expand its platform operation, engineering, and security requirements.

Kessel Run is pursuing a modernization effort which seeks to leverage the advantages of Cloud computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and adoption of a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline in order to get capability out to the field more quickly. This process will meet all regulatory testing and cybersecurity requirements in order to establish a lean, user-centered approach that will ultimately redefine how programs within the Kessel Run portfolio deliver capability to the Air Force Warfighter. This effort has a strong focus on engagement with the end-user community to ensure we are rapidly meeting their highest priority needs. This effort is to acquire software engineers to transform legacy applications and new requirements as identified by the Government into cloud-native applications that will reside on a Platform as a Service (PaaS), as defined by the Government.


  • Responsible for maintaining and improving the performance of existing software code, with duties to design and update software databases under contract and direction from the assigned Government Product Manager.

  • The individual shall recommend improvements to existing software applications as necessary.


  • 4 years’ experience in full stack development to include Java, Web Services, Database, and/or web application development

  • 3 years’ experience with Agile and Lean philosophies

  • 2 years’ experience with DevSecOps tools and processes to include, but not limited to Git, Concourse, SonarQube, Fortify and ThreadFix

  • 2 years’ experience with container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration techniques

  • Individual must have senior knowledge and senior hands-on experience in developing, implementing and leading software teams.

  • Clear communication skills are required.

  • Must have an astute ability in writing test scripts in an agile software development environment with an emphasis on automated test procedures, and continuous integration and continuous delivery of software.

  • Capable of performing the software tasks identified in the contract requirements in forming and working on Government/Contractor software teams.


  • US citizenship required as this position will require the qualified individual to obtain a DOD secret security clearance.


This is a full-time position with full benefits.