Application Developer I in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Application Development Lead



The Application Developer I work as a member of the development team supporting software development application efforts to build and maintain end-to-end solutions based on business functional requirements, ensuring that the applications performance metrics meet stated targets.


  • Support software development application efforts to include maintenance, enhancements, documentation, and testing.
  • Utilizes mature coding skills, as well as experience, to develop web and client applications in order to build and maintain end-to-end solutions. 
  • Responsible for creating custom applications (driven by documented specifications provided through lead department personnel) and reports to implement new business requirements and augment current application functionality across various corporate systems. 
  • The Application Developer I must coordinate development with the Application Development Lead and, when necessary, Business Systems Analysts. 
  • Responsible for ensuring proper documentation of the design and effective use of code.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related technical discipline degree required.
  • Two (2)+ years’ similar work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • One (1)+ year(s) IT software development exposure required.One years’ Classroom experience may be considered in lieu of work experience.
  • One (1)+ Year(s) of Java or .Net programming experience required.
  • Intermediate level coding skills, as well as, experience developing web and client applications required.  
  • Visual Studios 2011, and/or, Visual Studios 2012 skills required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of SDLC required.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge capability with MS Office applications required.
  • Microsoft SQL Server database architecture, queries, data mapping, etc. experience preferred.
  • One (1)+ years’ experience working within a project team preferred.
  • .NET, C#, IIS, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Higher Level Coding Language(s) experience preferred.


    All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  •  The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


This position will work within priorities set by Application Development Lead and/or Business Applications Manager.


This position will liaise with department personnel as well as other process stakeholders within the company, as directed by Application Development Lead and/or Business Applications Manager.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.