540 REMOTE Full-time 2023-11-15

540 is looking for a Software Engineer to help the DoD build new proof of concept capabilities for a new and exciting Air Force integration platform powered by Apigee and Google Cloud. Software engineers on this project will develop microservices that interact with key components of the Air Force maintenance system. These microservices will run on Google Kubernetes Engine using Kafka to produce highly-available, real-time data that has important data insights for key decision makers at the highest levels.

Location: Remote within the continental United States. Individuals must be willing to work East Coast working hours with some flexibility afforded
Citizenship & Clearance Requirement: per client requirements, must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field (preferred)
540 Internal Thrive Level: Software Engineer II

WHY 540?

540 is a forward-thinking company that the government turns to in order to #GetShitDone. We do more than talk about it, we break down barriers to innovation and build impactful tech. We’re looking for someone with big ideas, who thrives on innovation and is a self-starter. If you love to learn about and work with new technologies, we want to talk to you.


  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Experience with the following:
    • Java
    • Spring / Spring Boot 
    • Microservices using Kubernetes/Docker
    • Kafka / Asynchronous Messaging
    • Gradle / Maven
    • JSON
  • Proficiencies in RESTful API design, building and consumption
  • Ability to learn quickly and “become an expert” on something that you don’t have previous knowledge/experience on
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently (as if on an island) with clients, but also be a consummate team player
  • Can take ownership of tasks and drive them to completion (ie, figure out the next steps without being told explicitly)


  • Understanding of core principles of cloud architectures and experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience with API Gateways and API Management platforms such as Google Apigee
  • Understanding of various methods of authentication and authorization via APIs (PKI, OAuth2, JWT, LDAP, SAML, etc) 
  • Experience with OpenAPI (fka Swagger)


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision premium for employees, optional dependent coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage
  • Flexible PTO + all Federal holidays off
  • Home Office allowance
  • Monthly technology stipend
  • Reimbursement for trainings / certifications
  • Paid AWS Developer account
  • Fully loaded Macbook Pro
  • Referral Bonus – good people know good people

Annual Social Events (hackathon, holiday party, charity golf tournament, etc.)

  • Access to 540’s Washington Capitals tickets


540's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.