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Lead Specialist, Senior Java Developer (E-Commerce)
Ref No.: 15-01566
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/23/2015
This position is a Lead Specialist Senior Java Developer for the eCommerce Development organization. High level responsibilities include interpreting functional requirements and designs to design, develop and implementing software solutions following an agile development process. The position requires a minimum of 7 years of industry experience in writing solutions using Enterprise Java technology skills and experience. Software development primarily consists of developing server-side processes and APIs for multiple front-end client applications.

  • Analyzes the functional requirements and designs and implement them into software modules, or provide technical leadership for others to implement.
  • Follows the company's standards for Java and API development in delivering the required software.
  • Assists the practice area leader in defining and refining standards and best practices. In some cases, this role may become the practice area lead.
  • Models good development activities based on the best practices and standards defined by the practice area.
  • Follows industry standards, patterns and best practices for J2EE development techniques in implementing business rules.
  • Identifies and suggests software development process improvements.
  • Keeps in touch with the latest Java technology and continues to develop his/her technical skills
  • Responsible for unit testing his/her software modules.
  • Is familiar with Eclipse (Integrated Development Environment "IDE ) and the usage of source code repositories (like subversion and git) from within Eclipse for all Java projects.
  • Proficient in the use of multiple data storage and access techniques including abstraction layers, DAOs and RDBMS such as SQL Server.
  • Understands and is able to identify and implement reusable code in an object oriented fashion.
  • Has visibility and understanding of the broader architectural vision.
  • Contributes to the company's Java Developer practice, which is a community of developers focused on consistency in practice and driving technology innovation through both process and technology.
  • Collaborates with the project team and is willing to be flexible to achieve team goals.
  • Assists other team members in producing the relevant artifacts for the project.
  • Assists other team members in building, deploying and releasing application builds.
  • Identifies product or process related development issues and provides constructive feedback to the Manager of Services Development as well as the Technical Delivery Manager
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated use of design patterns
  • Leads the estimation of technical tasks and activities on project work.
  • Participates in project planning, estimation, standup and status meetings as appropriate.
  • Ownership mentality while maintaining a team focus.
  • Experience in building unit tests, preferably test driven development.
  • Define application deployments and work with operation teams to insure proper deployment.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, computer engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years development/architecture experience with web infrastructure.
  • 7 years of industry experience in writing solutions using Enterprise Java technology skills and experience
  • Requires strong skills in Java, Java EE, JSP, Servlets, JDBC, JMS, XML and SQL.
  • Requires strong understanding of REST, SOAP and JSON.
  • Working knowledge of such platforms as Windows, UNIX, and Linux.
  • Experience in using Eclipse for IDE.
  • Proficient at using code profiling and debugging tools.
  • Understanding of relational database concepts, ER diagrams and database objects.
  • Able to effectively interact with business customers to understand and derive business needs.
  • Strong passion for learning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong conceptual thinking.
  • Understanding software development life cycle.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Experienced with Test Driven Development
  • Experienced using common Java frameworks and libraries such as Spring and Hibernate
  • International software development experience (multi-lingual, multi-currency, geographic and locale awareness)