Software Engineer - Java

We are currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our MIS Team in Ann Arbor, MI. The MIS team maintains and develops enhancements for the company-wide enterprise management system, CRM tool, and other applications.

The Software Engineer will develop and support MIS applications including the internally developed EMS, Flash, IT applications, as well as providing Web Services for external products and websites. This position requires an individual who can successfully work in a dynamic work environment where priorities change based on current business needs. Deadline driven project assignments and our iterative approach to development processes require a professional with excellent communication skills. Candidates must have experience working with Java, JEE, XML, and Web Services (SOAP, WSDL). Familiarity with the Eclipse IDE, design patterns, Swing, and JBoss is highly desired.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver components for internal applications, primarily the EMS & FLASH applications and Web Services for external products and websites
  • Complete unit testing for Java components
  • Analyze and/or create business requirements, documentation and technical specifications in conjunction with MIS Business Analysts and our internal customers.
  • Lead project development teams
  • As a member of the operational support team provide rapid response and issue resolution to the business teams for production issues
  • Refine knowledge in all MIS-supported systems to gain a more well-rounded understanding of overall company processes
  • Build solid working relationships with MIS team members as well as collaborating with internal customers
  • Continue to develop a strong base of technical skills in the various technologies used by the MIS team

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Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience

  • Java skills and design experience, including knowledge of core libraries and common design patterns (minimum of 4 years)
  • JEE and EJB experience
  • XML and Web Services (SOAP, WSDL) experience
  • Experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational database concepts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to communicate effectively with MIS technical staff, Business Analysts, management, and business team members)
  • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt well within a team environment
  • Dynamic thinker, a problem solver
  • Ability to work well in a flexible development environment
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work effectively
  • Exemplary customer service skills


  • Oracle Java Certification
  • Development experience using Swing
  • Familiarity with the Eclipse IDE
  • JBoss experience
  • Crystal Reports/Business Objects experience
  • Project leadership experience
  • Delphi coding experience
  • C# experience
  • Linux experience
  • Experience using the Tax & Accounting – Professional MIS Applications (EMS, Flash, IT , & portions of the external customer website)

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