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Sr. Java Developer

Okemos, MI 48864

Posted: 10/29/2018 Industry: Back-End Development / Programming Job Number: 6753


As the nation’ s leading provider of dental insurance, our client make it easy to protect your smile and keep it healthy, with the largest network of dentists nationwide, quick answers and personalized service.  We are currently looking for a Senior Java Developer to work on a long term contract with our client in Okemos, MI.


  • J2SE Experience within last 2 years at least 7 years total.
  • Experience working directly with Jetty, Tomcat or similar server writing at the HttpServlet. Has directly written REST JSON services at this level using only the container and J2SE features.
  • RDBMS schema design experience. Also includes experience designing business domain specific JSON to transport partially materialized views from the schema.
  • RDBMS schema refactoring experience with experience releasing breaking changes to prod with minimal downtime.
  • Extensive experience implementing, maintaining and using HTTP REST/JSON and API level system integration tests to facilitate release process.
  • Conversant and able to use at least 4 programming languages.
  • Solid Java and J2EE development skills with 7+ years J2EE experience.
  • Written parser for files of complexity equal or greater than EDI 834 in at least 2 different languages.
  • 4+ years’ experience in SQL and Oracle. Understands and can explain when transitional semantics will limit scalability in large scale distributed systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of browser DOM with direct manipulation.
  • Experience with Angular Framework.
  • Has written at least 20K lines of code directly in JavaScript manipulating browser Chrome.
  • Has written HTML that scales between form factors using Native HTML features without using Bootstrap.
  • Experience with Angular framework.
  • Able to write & Modify CSS to meet visual guidelines using HTML5.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Web design patterns and front end technologies like HTML5, JQuery and MVC framework like Struts/Spring.
  • Solid understanding of the collections frameworks.
  • Object-oriented and service-oriented design concepts, including knowledge of data transfer objects and associated design patterns.
  • Knowledge of UML.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to solicit and formalize requirements and work with end users/customers.
  • Ability to work in a semi-structured environment where requirements and priorities are dynamic.
  • Experience with agile development methodology.


  • Experience in Insurance Domain
  • Experience in Claims processing Domain
  • Experience in Dental Claims processing Domain
  • Experience in Inventory Control or Audit Domains
  • Experience in HIPAA and PCI security Domain
  • Experience with Webscale technologies such as Kafka, Memcache, Riak, AWS, Shared nothing architectures.
  • Experience building and deploying software onto AWS or Openstack using Chef, Docker or similar
  • When using libraries such as J2EE Soap need to understand and verbalize how this works through
    the entire stack and how it could be implemented from the ground up.
  • Experience writing complex general purpose algorithms such as databases, machine learning
    engines, parsers, etc.
  • Writes code both at work and for fun. Has created or contributed to open source projects.
  • Experience with Test Driven Design (TDD) methodology.
  • JavaServer Faces (JSF) technology knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with Web Logic Portal technology.
  • Good understanding and ability to explain ROI tradeoff between System API integration tests and Unit tests and how they would make such a decision in a budget constrained environment.
  • Good understanding of junit testing and continuous integration environment.
  • Experience with Java Message Service (JMS) and Message Driven Bean (MDB) development is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of developing and deploying applications in Weblogic portal environment.
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and experience working with web services.
  • Experience in the insurance industry, specifically with the health care industry.
  • Recent experience with Oracle Weblogic 10.3.x or greater.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field or comparable work experience.


Cathy Rodger
Technical Recruiter

I like to explore not just what a candidate can do, but also what they want to do. Looking to make a career change? Let’s talk about what we can do to help steer you in that direction, whether that be continuing education or finding the right opportunity where you are able to grow into a new role. I want to help…so let’s connect today!
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