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Junior Java Developer

Posted 24 days ago

Leverage the latest technology to solve business problems in a collaborative environment at this Fortune 500 transportation giant. Top technical resources are retained on long term contract engagements.

Position: Junior Java Developer
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Term: 3 months (contract to hire)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • With guidance of senior developers, creates new and maintains current applications, including, but not limited to, bug fixes, feature enhancements, and performance tuning in the Corporate Security, Emergency Planning & Response, Environmental and Safety IT portfolios.
  • Researches and implements new technology to enhance current processes, security, and performance.
  • Troubleshoots and debugs complex issues; identifies and implements solutions.
  • Works with a team to create detailed project specifications, requirements, and estimates, and ensures tasks/projects are completed on time and within scope.
  • Works with production operations department to ensure deployments roll out smoothly and customer groups receive appropriate support.
  • Documents validation of design decisions.
  • Supports the enforcement of policy and procedural changes within the development group.
  • Supports the development of coding standards and adhere to best practices and security guidelines set forth by the development team.
  • Participates in code reviews.
  • Provides on-call production support (24 x 7 x 365), as required.

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 2 years total development experience
  • 1 year web application or services experience

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
  • 2+ years of total development experience
  • 2+ years of web application experience
  • Airline Industry experience
  • Debugging, performance profiling and optimization
  • Object-oriented and service-oriented application development patterns Testing Pyramid

Skills, Licenses & Certifications
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of object - oriented programming, common data structures and algorithms, design patterns and best practices
  • Basic to intermediate development skills with J2EE technologies: Java, JSP, JMS, JAXB, JDBC, XML, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, GIT, JQuery, Angular, SOAP/REST and other web development technologies
  • Experience in at least one web framework, preferably including Spring or Spring Boot.
  • Cloud-based development, Azure, Kubernetes.
  • Object-oriented and service-oriented application development patterns.
  • Experience with Visual Studio and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) or GitHUB.
  • Build/deployment tools: Maven, Gradel, Git, Junit, Mockito.
  • Other Dev Ops Toolchain: Selenium, Nexus Repository, Hygieia, SonarQube, Fortify on Demand, Slack, GitHub, Jenkins, ElasticSearch, Logstaash, Kibana, New Relic
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MSSQL Server, Oracle)
  • Ability to scrutinize applications and services to ensure they adhere to security standards
  • Networking knowledge (Sockets, TCP/IP, UDP)
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem - solving abilities
  • Personal commitment to Agile principles and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Knowledge of TDD and automated testing
  • Knowledge of PCI Compliance / OWASP standards
  • Knowledge of diagnostics tools (SOAPUI, Fiddler, IE Inspector, HTTP Analyzer, Dynatrace)

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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