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Senior Java Engineer at Excella Consulting (Arlington, VA)

About Excella

Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

Here's what you can expect from us:

  • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."

  • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.

  • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.

  • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.

  • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.

  • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.

  • We cater dinner once a month, and always have healthy snacks available!

  • You'll have fun! We hold monthly happy hours and events all year long, including a summer weekend getaway for you and your family.


Software developers at Excella are consultants and thought leaders with great business and technology skills. Our specialty areas allow you to choose and focus on your primary technical area, while providing the flexibility to move around depending on client need and your desires. We usually code in Java, Scala, Ruby, C#, Python, or JavaScript. We love polyglot developers!


  • Use your passion to build cutting edge solutions to solve problems with the right technologies.

  • Employ the values and principles of Agile development on small teams.

  • Support quality development practices and pursue new and better ways to build software.

  • Understand and follow emerging design to appropriately meet the business needs of our clients.

  • Use what works while keeping an eye out for new and better ways.

  • Actively participate in improving the code base by performing code reviews.

  • Reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of all communities: open source, Agile, programming, etc.

  • Continuously improve and don't be content with the status quo. Code can always be better expressed, more elegant and simple, and higher in quality.


Join us to work on small Agile teams and use your passion to build game changing web and mobile products for commercial and government clients in the DC metro area. We are currently looking for full stack Scala developers that are excited to be part of a team. Qualifications include: 

  • 4+ years of functional programming experience and a 4 year college degree (preferred)

  • 4+ years of web development experience in Java and/or Scala

  • 1+ year of direct development experience with Scala

  • Development of REST web services using either Play Framework or Akka HTTP Server (preferred)

  • Strong database skills with MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

  • Familiarity with actor model of concurrency

  • Familiarity with Scala ORM’s like Slick, Squeryl, or SkinnyORM

  • Cloud – we work on GitHub and AWS

  • DevOPs and Continuous Delivery tools – Jenkins, TravisCI, Docker container repositories

  • Experience working with HTML5 and CSS3

  • Build automation with Simple Build Tool (SBT)

  • Automated testing with either ScalaTest or Specs2

  • Familiarity with functional design patterns – using monads, chaining operations, case classes, and comprehensions.

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