Java Developer

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • type: Contract
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Java Developer

job summary:
Business Overview:

Project Description:

In this role, they will be a critical member of the team building the foundation for the next generation web platform. They will support and extend running applications & assist in the design and development of new applications. They will be expected to evaluate and refactor in a rapid manner for every part of our infrastructure. Overall knowledge of designing an application to run on a scalable platform is expected. You will be working in an agile environment which means test-driven development and pair programming. We are evolving towards a dev/ops model, with our development teams engaged in monitoring, optimizing and supporting our production environments. We have many projects running in parallel including Cloud technologies, Infrastructure automation, and SOA REST based web applications.

location: Richfield, Minnesota
job type: Contract
work hours: 9 to 5
education: No Degree Required
Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Developing Java/Groovy/Spring web applications
  • Aggressive refactoring
  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line
  • Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design
Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies that you are looking for in a candidate?

Must Have Skills:

  • At least five years of relevant application software development experience
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • Developing Spring/Java/Groovy applications
  • Agressive refactoring
  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line
  • Strong unit-testing skills (Spock in particular)
  • Object-oriented programming and experience with Design Patterns
skills: Skills Overview:

Priority Skill:

  • 4 Agile/XP development
  • 4 Groovy - very high preference, but not required
  • 4 Java
  • 4 REST
  • 4 Unit testing (Spock)
  • 4 Refactoring skills
  • 4 Spring
  • 3 Maven / Gradle
Nice to have skills:

  • Experience as a Technical Lead on a large application development project
  • Pair Programming - team does pair, 90%. Need people that want to pair.
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment
  • Experience with functional testing frameworks
What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Strong social and communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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