Sr. Java Programmer

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Sr. Java Programmer

03/10/2023 ● Scottsdale, Arizona ● Direct Hire

Job Title: Sr. Java Developer
Duration: Perm
Location: Remote in Phoenix, Arizona

Definition:  Under general supervision from the Development Supervisor, designs, codes, tests, documents and maintains all custom designed software applications. Assists departments with developing in-house data management programs or contracting outside software development services. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.


  1. Project Lead: Ensures the timely success of several IT development projects and meeting the deadlines set forth by IT Management.
  • Provides input during project planning and scheduling.
  • Manages resource allocation as needed.


  1. Mentoring for Level I & II Programming Staff: Assists programmers with frequently asked questions and common pitfalls.
  • Provides training in existing technologies and methods.
  • Recommends training courses relevant to current and future technologies.
  • Provides formal and informal peer code reviews, documents findings and provides guidance and recommendations for improvements as relevant to Programmer II and I staff.
  • Assists the development supervisors and managers by performing reviews to ensure quality standards are being met and guidelines and procedures being adhered to by all members of the development team.
  • Establishes best practices through mentoring and ensures implemented best practices are consistently adhered to.


  1. Communicates Project status: Provides formal and informal communications of project status to development supervisors and managers.
  • Provides immediate notification of problems and provides recommendations for solutions.
  • Assists in the preparation of formal presentations and communications of project status for project stakeholders.


  1. Provides Level I/II/III In-house Application Support: Assists in resolving problems with in-house developed applications including but not limited to code bugs, deployment, user access and maintenance.
  • Provides top-level support for issues that cannot be resolved by Programmer I or II.
  • Performs root cause analysis on critical and recurring issues and implements changes to prevent recurrence.
  • Provides 24×7 support of critical applications as assigned and directed by the Enterprise Architect.


  1. Software Distribution Management: Assists in the adherence to a timeline of software distribution of new installations, upgrades, and patches in conjunction with project schedules.
  • Ensures all code artifacts are adequately and consistently tested and quality checked prior to release into production environments.


  1. Component Architectures: Evaluates the most appropriate technology for a given project and design components that take advantage of the technology’s code reuse.
  • Maintains custom Java packages and API’s that can be used by Programmer I and II.
  • Manages and publishes the documentation of Java API’s through the use of JavaDocs or other appropriate tools.
  • Performs all steps of lifecycle software development from UML modeling to class design to coding.


  1. Manages Web Server Technologies: Manages Java Application Servers in an environment that will support a J2EE architecture.
  • Ensures connectivity between presentation-tier and business logic-tier.
  • Performs load test analysis and monitors the web servers for usage and traffic.


  1. Maintains Development, Training & Production Environments: Ensures that software deployment occurs in the proper sequence.
  • Verifies that upon completion of the project, all states of the software are consistent including development, testing and production.
  • Ensures that a training environment is maintained and can be easily reset between sessions.
  • Prevents changes from being made outside of the software development process and moved directly into production.


  1. Miscellaneous: Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Enterprise Architect, Principle Architect, Assistant IT Director or the IT Director.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructures and applications.
  • Knowledge of database table design methodology and data table normalization.
  • Knowledge of object oriented software development and implementation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of software testing and documentation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Java, Spring Boot, HTML, Thymeleaf, JavaScript (jQuery), SCSS, AJAX/JSON, RESTful Web Services, and Software Development Lifecycle Methodologies (SDLC).
  • Knowledge of systems configuration, security, and resource monitoring.
  • Knowledge of microservices and container-based environments such as Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of test automation frameworks such as Selenium and/or TestNG.
  • Skill with problem solving and group analysis.
  • Skill resolving application development and software installation problems.
  • Skill designing and developing software systems.
  • Skill communicating effectively both verbally and in writing within the team environment.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, frameworks and methodologies quickly with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to accurately and quickly identify and diagnose application development related problems and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships at all levels within the Tribal Government and Community.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify long-term impact of recommended application configurations.
  • Ability to work independently and make good judgment regarding project issues.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to explain complex problems or situations.


  • Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Engineering or related IT discipline required.


  • Experience:  Seven (7) years of experience in development, implementation and maintenance of large and medium-scale systems required. Seven (7) years demonstrated experience with Java, HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, Spring Framework, and Software Development Lifecycle methodologies (SDLC) required.
  • Demonstrated successful experience performing the following technologies required:
    • Model View Controller architecture
    • Spring framework (Boot, WebMVC, Data, Security, and others)
    • Client side technologies including JavaScript (jQuery), SCSS, AJAX, JSON and Bootstrap
    • JPA with Hibernate or MyBatis
    • Object Oriented Analysis and Object-Oriented Design methodologies
    • Adherence to Agile Software Development Lifecycle Methodologies
    • Microsoft SQL Server or equivalent database technology
  • Demonstrated successful experience in the following technologies is preferred:
    • Tomcat or similar application server in a containerized environment
    • JMS, RabbitMQ, Active MQ or similar middleware technologies
    • Continuous integration/delivery automation with Hudson/Jenkins or similar
    • Lifecycle management tools (Atlassian Jira and Confluence or similar)
    • Microservices and container-based environments such as Kubernetes
    • Selenium and/or TestNG Frameworks
    • Cucumber Test Specification Development
  • Comprehensive understanding of systems and applications so that practical solutions can be provided that factor system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability and overall cost to develop and maintain.
  • Experience with intranet/internet development and implementation required.


  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.


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