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Senior Solr Developer in Alexandria, VA at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer service oriented Senior Solr Developer to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

In this role, you will:
• Design, administer and contribute to development of search applications utilizing Java and Solr technology stack
• Develop Best practices to formalize Solr implementation & usage.
• Work with customers to translate business requirements into software solutions.
• Design and implement backend application interfaces for data and services
• Support production software operations, test and debug programs.
• Assist the Project Manager & Technical Leads in project planning, tasks and timeline determination for deliverables.
• Learn and follow standard operating procedures, including following the change management process and ensure compliance with SDLC standards and other customer specified processes
• Stay abreast of current technology and seek out new tools that can be utilized appropriately
• Understand the importance of meeting deadlines.


• Requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience or equivalent.

• At least 7 years of web application development experience in search field

• 5 to 7 Years of Hands-on experience in administering large scale SOLR clusters. Experience with Apache Solr - installation, configuration, administration, patching, up-gradation and migration.
• In depth knowledge of Solr. Secure Solr Services including Admin Console - Develops Custom Plugins to connect Solr with LDAP/RBAC/IDM if necessary
• Advanced Java expertise
• Experience with Apache Solr, Lucene, Spark, ZooKeeper
• Experience with Solr Master/Slave Replication implementations or Solr Cloud
• Solid understanding of consuming RESTful APIs
• Ability to write & document clean and efficient code
• Understanding of common development principles and design patterns
• Understanding of the software development process, version control
• Agile development experience.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

Req ID = 2018-5125