Java Full-Stack Engineer

To provide system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and databases for mainframe-, client/server-, Web-, and/or PC-based systems, under supervision of a more senior developer.

Ideal Technical Background

  • Experience with developing Java REST services - Spring, Jersey
  • Knowledge of "API-first" design standards, patterns and best practices would be a plus
  • Knowledge of API resiliency and cloud-based development/engineering best practices would be a plus
  • Experience with test automation and test-driven development practices and frameworks - mutation testing, functional testing (JUnit, Cucumber), mock frameworks (Mockito, etc.), contract testing
  • Knowledge of cloud-based data stores - Dynamo DB and/or Amazon RDS; experience migrating data from legacy repositories to cloud data architecture
  • Familiarity with DevOps concepts, tools and continuous delivery pipelines - Bamboo, Jenkins, Maven, Bitbucket, Jira, etc.
  • Ability to implement instrumentation to gather business-specific metrics around consumer usage patterns

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior-level expertise in an initiative to build or re-platform select business services as APIs for internal and external consumption
  • Defines the bounded context for conceptual API models. Writes specifications for APIs.
  • Designs, builds, and maintains APIs in a cloud-based micro-services architecture. Re-platforms existing applications to API, cloud, and micro-services architecture with minimal impact to consuming applications.
  • Collaborates with other functions (architecture, business, etc.) to optimize API development and governance processes
  • Evangelizes best practices for API design and development across project teams
  • Provides leadership and guidance to a team on developing solutions that integrate with existing IT systems to satisfy business needs
  • Develops automated tests for functional, performance, and security testing using TDD methodology
  • Implements instrumentation for monitoring product health, business metrics, and consumption patterns
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones.


    • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • 2+ years software engineering experience.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Advanced knowledge of the following software engineering practices and concepts:
      Production acceptance, including elevations and change management.
      Test/Quality assurance methodology
      Systems analysis and design techniques.
      System/subsystem requirements.
      *Libraries, reusable code, and/or object oriented standards.

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