Solutions Engineer (J2EE)

  • location: Wilmington, DE
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $60 per hour

job description

We have an excellent opportunity for a J2EE Solutions Engineer to be responsible for the technical implementation of a project and deliver high quality development using diverse tools and systems including but not limited to:

  • Java/J2EE
  • SOA (Rest/WSDL/XSD/XML)
  • Spring (WS/IOC/Integration)
  • Spring Boot
  • Spring Batch
  • Spring Cloud Data Flow
  • Hibernate
  • Oracle Coherence
  • Docker
  • Openstack
  • Openshift
  • AWS
  • Multi-tiered infrastructure including load balancers, databases, apache, application servers etc.
  • JUnit/TestNG/Cucumber
  • Cloud - Racspace, aPaaS, AWS

Strong understanding of key initiatives including:

  • Agile development practices (Scrum/Kanban).
  • "DevOps" including continuous deployment.
  • TDD - Test driven development

Work across multiple phases of software development within a project as a team member or dealing with the most technically challenging assignments. This includes:

  • Working directly with business areas to clarify detailed technical requirements.
  • Designing, coding and unit testing the most complex software components for new or enhanced IT systems to a high level of quality, producing appropriate documentation.
  • Providing technical support to business analyst/project managers and coaching to less experienced staff across a geographically dispersed teams
  • Maintaining an expert level awareness of relevant software design techniques, development tools and processes, providing leadership in the use of these across the organisation area.
  • Assist in periodic system evaluation to identify opportunities for continuous improvement

Technical Knowledg:

  • Can describe the overall function of several components in the technical platform
  • Demonstrated very strong level of technical expertise both within own area of responsibility and other IT domains
  • Has comprehensive understanding of full development lifecycle and is actively involved in all phases
  • 15+ years of experience designing and implementing end-to-end solution architectures for large and complex systems. Extensive experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), systems design, development, integration and executing n-Tier applications
  • 12+ years of software development experience on a J2EE platform
  • 12+ years of software development experience in standard J2EE frameworks that include Spring and Hibernate.
  • 12+ years of experience in Web Services design and development preferably Spring WS
  • 5+ years with experience with Java Spring Batch processing large amounts of data
  • Experience with Enterprise Integration Patterns including:

o Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

o Java Messaging Services (JMS)

o Event Driven Architectures

  • Experience with caching technologies like Terracotta and Coherence.
  • Experience with continuous development and tools like Jenkins.
  • Experience using build technologies like Maven
  • Ensure all SLA's are met for assigned tasks.
  • Perform on-call support and pager duties as assigned by Team lead.
  • Report over or under allocation to the Team lead, forecast work remaining, identify and communicate variance to plan.
  • Ensuring smooth transition of application into production

Software Design, Programming and Unit Testing

  • Designing software modifications from supplied requirements and design specifications using agreed standards and tools, achieving well-engineered results that follow the agreed implementation level software architectures.
  • Taking responsibility for the design, coding, testing, and documentation (as defined by the SDLC process) of particularly large, complex or mission critical software programs.
  • Proposing options and preparing cost estimates to enable the business area to make informed decisions
  • Adhere to all client standards, Policies and governance practices.
  • Assume ownership of various initiatives across Solutions Delivery
  • Provide issue response and root cause analysis on work assigned by Team Lead and Project Lead.
  • Planning, designing and conducting Unit and System Integration Tests, correcting errors and re-testing to deliver an error-free product.
  • Reacting quickly and as necessary to live software errors and service problems, limiting downtime and resolving the problem during project handover.
  • Report progress, delays and risks on assigned activities to Project Lead and Team Lead.
  • Raise awareness when existing code, systems or processes do not meet current quality expectations and standards.
  • Maintain code and all related artifacts in source control; perform code merges and resolve conflicts as defined by development process, update documentation and automated tests.
  • Develop code, configuration files, build scripts, schemas or other artifacts as assigned by Team Lead.
  • Develop system integration test to verify the code running in its functional environment.
  • Work with the Project Lead and Team Lead to schedule features into Releases.
  • Create implementation plans and Change Management Requests as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate feature status during development by the agreed upon SLA.
  • Verify build and deployment completeness of the features owned in the QA environment before making it available for Testing.
  • Review the feature requirements as presented by the Business Analyst and the delivery team, in context of the overall project feature set and existing implementation. Translate requirements to technical concepts.
  • Contribute to the logical/physical data models, class diagrams, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and UI prototypes.
  • Assist QA and production testing and deployment; assume ownership of the work until it passes successful Production Verification Test.
  • Test all code, content, build and unit test changes in the lowest environments first, if such environments exist.
  • Taking part in reviews of own work and leading reviews of colleagues' work.

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