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Job Family Summary

The Application Developer creates detailed technical specifications, develops application and system code, participates in code reviews and module testing, and supports ongoing maintenance.


Job Summary

The Application Developer Technician provides code/design analysis and strategy, supports project planning, and develops code and designs for complex projects.  The Technician Application Developer manages the review of code, design, and testing for Band B and C Application Developers and peers.  The Technician Application Developer serves as a technical expert and coaches and mentors Application developer specialists and professionals.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in daily scrum, sprint planning, and backlog refinement meetings, infusing backlogs with technical input working in close partnership with the product manager
  • Leads and participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
  • Leads and participates in retrospectives; demonstrating and encouraging each participant to provide feedback
  • Partners in collaboration and strategy alignment across product portfolios (cross-product) in partnership with product managers, other peers and key stakeholders with the customer needs and wants in mind
  • Serves as an expert on one or more business domain and a lead advocate of one or more technology stacks and shares that knowledge across organizations
  • Participates in the effort of shaping the design of the product; actively helps the team in choosing the right technology, solving technical problems,
  • Coaches the team and leads in writing software and building products
  • Establishes continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices
  • Provides support for software products in user environments
  • Leads and participates in knowledge sharing, and contributes to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the Agile community.
  • Critiques and evaluates detailed business, functional, and high-level technical requirements (including recovery, security and audit)
  • Evaluates detailed technical design components and acts as a referral expert in appropriate languages, data structures, vended packages, techniques and design methods
  • Maintains component design standards
  • Designs solutions for high-complexity applications
  • Ensures that design reviews are scheduled and executed. Provides feedback and recommends solutions.  Ensure that design standards and documentation are followed
  • Assists with detailed project estimating and milestone planning.  Reviews and validate accuracy of others’ estimates and works with project managers in continuous process improvement for estimating
  • Acts as technical expert for Band B and Band C level application developers
  • Performs root cause analysis to prevent recurrence of problem and manages the resolution of complex problems
  • Reviews application configuration
  • Manages vendor relationships

Job Qualifications


  • A college degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar field, including a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • 5-7+ years of experience in design and development J2EE applications.
  • Strong Technical Leadership with the ability to mentor other developers.
  • Strong experience in application design, design patterns and performance tuning.
  • Be productive in a fast-paced environment and work well with a diverse team of technical SMEs
  • Successful history of web projects delivered.
  • Ability to clearly write technical specifications.
  • Java/J2EE software development including Spring Framework using Annotation, JPA2, and Hibernate frameworks
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to clearly explain frameworks concepts and design patterns.
  • Strong web services development experience using Spring, Spring-Boot, REST Web Services, JSON. Experience on SOAP and XML is plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate 4+)
  • Strong insight of Java and J2EE internals (Classloading, Concurrency, Generics, Lamda, Memory Management, Transaction management etc) and Hibernate
  • Experience with build tools – Gradle, Maven
  • Experience with unit test frameworks such as Junit, Mockito and PowerMock.
  • Experience with GIT, Jenkins, JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with deploying J2EE application using WebSphere and Tomcat
  • Familiar with Idea IntelliJ and/ or Eclipse.
  • Experience in AWS Cloud and NoSQL database (Oracle 12c / Mongo) is a plus





Education: Associates or Bachelors degree in Computer Science, MIS and/or equivalent work experience; 5-7+ years of application development experience; insurance experience or specific industry designation preferred

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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