Lead Java Developer - West Chester, PA

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Lead Java Developer

West Chester, PA

Job Description:

The Application developer will become a key team members in development activities supporting Merchandising Systems. As part of the software development team supporting merchandising strategic & transformative initiatives, the ideal candidate will own and develop module(s) / components / Services contributing towards the overall product. As an Application Developer, the ideal candidate will also contribute in defining short and long term strategic roadmaps and implementation of the roadmap enabling strategic business goals. The Application developer will develop and foster close relations with key stake holders within business organization as well as IT organization.


Provide technical mentorship to junior staff member

Develop RESTful APIs and web applications 12 factor application principles.

Apply knowledge of the latest trends in the industry and engage with other team members to consult and help to implement appropriate technology practices / solutions

Follows and executes on CI/CD practices for the product (including meeting code quality matrices, & test automations)

Estimates own and in some case capability level work effort for input to project planning.

Escalates delays, issues, risks and highlights to project managers and/or project leads.

Works independently to develop, configure, code and test programs from user stories and design.

Interfaces with product owners, scrum master and clients to clarify stories and capabilities.

Tests own work and contributes to the development of automated tests for a product (Unit, integration & some functional).

Prepares documentation that describes installation and operating procedures, including application user guides, with limited guidance.

Provides first/second level troubleshooting, technical and operational support with limited guidance.

Escalates issues to the right party when required.

Participates in technical design. Can develop from specifications, under limited guidance.

Can troubleshoot applications problems, with limited support.

Shares knowledge effectively with team members.

Cooperates with and works effectively with other IT team members.

Responds to user problems, including issues escalated from more junior team members.

Produces documentation for changes and enhancements to current systems under limited guidance.

Learns to build productive networks with internal clients.

Escalates delays, issues, risks and highlights to project managers and/or project leads.


3-5 years of experience in general system delivery

2+ Year Experience in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (using toolsets such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Octopus, Maven, Artifactory, Jmeter, Gatling, Junit, etc.) is a must

2+ Experience with Agile methodology (Scrum) is a must

3+ years of experience in Spring Framework

3+ years of experience with RDBMS and / or Object oriented DB

Experience in building RESTful APIs and applications using Java

Experience with Spring Web, Spring Boot, Spring Integration

Experience with Spring Batch is a plus

Experience with NoSQL DB is a plus

Experience with cloud native app architecture and design principles a huge plus

Experience with Spring Cloud / Spring Configuration/ Spring Vault is desirable

Experience with Angular is a plus

Experience with deploying to containers

Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

Strong verbal and written communication skills

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field



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