Senior Software Engineer (Java)

ASCAP is home to more than 650,000 music creator members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers and music publishers.

ASCAP technologists live our mission and we are passionate about what we do for our customers. We practice what we preach. Our technologists serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our business partners and members achieve their goals and realize their dreams. We have an infectious and lively culture and we recognize our successes monthly at our Thursday on-site social hour celebrations. We stand behind our mission and are committed to delivering the impossible.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do with technology at ASCAP!

As an ASCAP Senior Software Engineer, you'll be part of team designing, developing, and implementing software solutions, and you'll leverage your experience to build high-quality, innovative, and fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design. You'll also use your leadership skills to act as an effective team lead.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java/J2EE code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation
  • Act as a technical lead for a team of software engineers

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of J2EE web development
  • Engineering / development experience working as a team lead, exhibiting strong leadership skills
  • Proficient in J2EE, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • Familiar with AWS cloud services AWS services (EC2, VPC, ELB, S3, CloudFormation, RDS, SQS, etc)
  • Experience in designing and creating RESTFul web services using JAX-RS
  • Strong understanding and experience with implementing with EJBs, Struts, and JSPs
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Skill for writing reusable Java libraries
  • Understanding of key web fundamentals like CORS and browser security
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Familiarity with writing prepared statements and querying Oracle
  • Knack for writing clean, readable Java code
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Basic understanding of WebSphere Application Server
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Team Foundation Server source control

What We Love About You:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it. You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes. You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day. You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • A choice of either HMO or Point-of-Service (POS) medical and dental plans
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with match
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Basic life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance options
  • Employer paid retirement savings program

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • A choice of either HMO or Point-of-Service (POS) medical and dental plans
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with match
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Basic life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance options
  • Employer paid retirement savings program

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