Principal / Lead Java Engineer

    • San Diego, CA

Kforce has a client in search of a Principal/Lead Java Engineer in San Diego, California (CA). Essential Functions:

  • Take ownership of several product modules
  • Maintain very high levels of product quality and regulatory compliance through the use of test automation, code coverage tools, documentation, thoroughness in design and implementation, leading the team in following existing processes and improving processes as needed
  • This is the highest level in the organization to either resolve or provide a path to resolve all outstanding technical issues
  • Technical point person, both internally to anyone inside the company, and externally to vendors and regulators
  • Provide leadership to both in-house and outsourced technical personnel
  • Lead the team in accomplishing all technical tasks, by understanding and fully utilizing existing frameworks and architecture
  • Lead the team in exploring new frameworks, 3rd party API, platforms, microservices, and architecture
  • Collaborate with other team members on choosing appropriate design patterns, coding conventions, and best practices
  • Organize existing code and plan future architecture to maximize code reuse across multiple product lines
  • Propose new libraries, frameworks, and tools to improve quality of code and efficiency of the team
  • Architect and manage organization's cloud based infrastructure, including 3rd party services, SaaS, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery
  • Participate in various Agile meetings: Poker Planning, Iteration Planning, Daily Scrum, Iteration Review, and Retrospective
  • Estimate time for User Stories; Work with Module Owners to understand and, if needed, improve requirements; Work with QA to resolve defects; Complete User Stories to the satisfaction of Module and Product Owners

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • Deep knowledge of Java, databases, and web-related servers. Knowledge of JavaScript concepts
  • Knowledge of Java 1.6+
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ReactJS
  • Java 1.8
  • Spring MVC
  • PostgreSQL, Hibernate and other ORMs, Spring Data, and QueryDSL
  • Tomcat, Heroku, and AWS
  • FICO Blaze and other Business Decision Servers, OutSystems
  • REST and SOAP
  • Knowledge of the Agile process and Test Driven Development
  • Integration and Unit Testing Frameworks
  • Experience in startup companies
  • Authorship of independent projects
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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