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Sr. Java Developer / Software Developer

Bloomington, MN 55437

Posted: 09/10/2020 Industry: Back-End Development / Programming Job Number: 10642

Job Description


The Senior Java Developer will:
  • Implement & Perform - Implement designs following Pearson coding standards and industry best practices; maintain and support mission-critical applications as necessary
  • Analyze & Design - Ensure business and requirements artifacts are created that effectively model the customer' s requirements. Use tooling and best practices to create design models from requirements
  • Review - Participate in and lead requirements, design and code reviews
  • Test & Deployment - Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable requirements and write and execute unit tests
  • Quality/process improvement - Participate in group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence
  • Reporting - Complete project documentation as required, including logging status, risk, progress, and effort on assigned work
  • People development – Mentor and train new team members

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with product owners and teams to lead feature implementation and/or source third party solutions when appropriate.
  • Contribute to standards and best practices around development processes, coding, and peer reviews.
  • Optimize existing systems to improve performance and scalability through service/application tuning and code refactoring.
  • Fully and properly test code to ensure the highest levels of reliability and maintainability.
  • Research and recommend software solutions and tools that help fix inefficiencies in the development process, team collaboration, etc.
  • Help lead and drive development operations initiatives. Provide assistance to CM, QA and support personnel as needed to troubleshoot lower environment as well as production issues.
  • Resolves customer complaints and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
  • Participates in the development of software user manuals.

Required Experience:
  • 7+ years relevant software development experience creating business applications with relational database systems
  • 5+ years of Java development required
  • 1+ years experience using JavaScript frameworks - Angular.JS / jQuery
  • Experience with development, maintenance, and testing of JavaScript following industry best practices
  • Experience with highly available, highly concurrent web-based applications

Desired Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology discipline (strong desire)
  • 1+ years experience working in an agile environment
  • Desire to expand knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools
  • Quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications
  • Able to think technically and analytically
  • Ability to understand the philosophy of architecture
  • Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendations
  • Must have strong time management skills - including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timelines
  • Must be a self-starter and detail-oriented
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills Ability to work within a team
  • Experience with Windows, Unix and/or OS X system programming
  • Experience with some or all of the following tools is considered a bonus: SpringBoot Docker containers Kubernetes Orchestration Apache CXF / RESTful Web Services JQuery Javascript library AngularJS Javascript library Hibernate MongoDB Gradle Build Framework Selenium Web Driver / Gauge UI Automation IntelliJ IDE

Location:  Bloomington, MN (open to remote for the ideal candidate)
Payrate:  $65.00 to $75.00 per hour DOE

W2 Only - We our unable to offer sponsorship for this role at this time.

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