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Senior Java Web Developer *NEW

Category: IT Work Type: Permanent Location: Toronto
Senior Java Developer
 
Liberty Village, Toronto
Permanent
 
JOB SUMMARY
The Senior Developer will be responsible for the implementation, testing and maintenance of the API layer of a catalog of SOA web services that exposes business functionality in a centralized, secure, standardized and re-usable way for external and internal clients. The candidate will also work with Struts 2, Spring and develop functionality for STARSS which is an internal Call Center application.
 
JOB DETAILS
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Communicate to various lines of business at all levels of organization
• Anticipate and resolve technical problems while instituting best practices and disciplines for software development
• Work with business analysts and project managers to prepare functional and design specifications
• Model system behaviors using best practice methods for communicating architecture and design
• Document system components and related interfaces
• Adhere to coding standards and follow high level standards across all levels of design work.
• Must be able to provide feedback on proposed design solutions and include accurate level of effort estimates.
• Interpret, understand and explain system-level diagrams and designs
• Ensure timely and accurate delivery of design/coding assignments
• Address performance issues, ensuring high scalability of all applications as well as support of high traffic volume
• Be cognizant of performance requirements in an effort to ensure that all applications are highly scalable and can support high volumes of traffic
• Comprehend compliance issues; demonstrate familiarity with securing web-based applications
• Recommend/promote new technologies and best practices
• Recommend new tools and utilities for design, development, testing and management of web based applications
• Mentor junior developers and perform code reviews on their deliverables to ensure it is compliant with design and coding standards.
• Provide second-level support
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
 
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
• Completion of university or college program in related computer science discipline
 
JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 6 years’ development experience in Java, J2EE and JSP
• Minimum 4 years’ MVC Framework experience, including Struts2, Spring MVC or similar
• Experience with Web 2.0, including use of OO JavaScript; Ajax; DHTML; and JS libraries such as jQuery, and ExtJs
• Strong knowledge of XML, XSL, processing and parsing
• Strong understanding of HTML, CSS and browser compatibility issues
• Strong structured methodology experience
• Strong J2EE/OO Design pattern experience and experience implementing common design patterns
• Experience with web service design: SOAP Request and Response handling; Authentication; and Axis2, CXF
• Experience with financial and subscription management applications
• Demonstrated proficiency in defining and documenting system components and related interfaces
• Use of Unified Modeling Language (UML) to conceive a design
• Knowledge of web security standards and how to apply them.
 
SKILLS AND BACKGROUND
• Ability to deliver marginally to largely complex solutions with minimal supervision
• Solid organizational and planning skills
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task as well as working under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent problem solving skills, willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
 
PREFERRED SKILLS
• SQL and common database knowledge (Oracle 10g)
• Basic UNIX experience
• Source code control systems: CVS, Git
• Build processes and Ant/Maven
• Experience with large scale, high volume web-based applications
• Experience with internalization
• Strong Web 2.0 experience preferred, including use of OO Javascript, AJAX, DHTML and JS libraries (e.g. AngularJS, jQuery, ExtJs, etc)
• HTMS, CSS, strong understanding of browser compatibility issues
 
COMMUNICATIONS
This position is frequently called upon to convince, persuade, motivate or sell to others who typically have diverse and/or opposing viewpoints as well as to advise others on complex matters; requires extensive resourcefulness.
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