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Senior Lead Java Developer

  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 21-01917
  • Date: April 06, 2021
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Job Description - Senior Lead Java Developer

We currently have a client looking for a Senior Lead Java Developer to join an existing & mature team located downtown Houston.  The direct manager of this group will be one of the greatest managers you have worked with in your career – fact!

This position is looking for someone who can be hands-on from a dev perspective, but also have that strong leadership capability to help guide the team.  This role also has a lot of visibility to senior leadership within the organization – as well as major impacts on the front office.

If you're looking to be involved, collaborative, innovative and team orientated then we need to connect further about this role.


The individual selected for this role will combine a unique mix of strong hands-on development skill, involvement in technical design and architecture decisions, and ability to draw on deep experience to provide technical leadership and mentoring to growing team of technologists.

You will drive the full delivery lifecycle, from requirements gathering, helping take the strategy through to design, development, testing, deployment and support. The successful candidate must be passionate about working in a fast moving environment, collaborating across a global team of multiple disciplines and agile development process. The ideal candidate will thrive in a continuously evolving landscape, working with new technologies, and learning and expanding their skillset. You must have the drive and enthusiasm to deliver performant and scalable solutions in a high volume, high throughput environment, taking the initiative to research, identify and utilize the best combination of frameworks and technologies

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Experience in technical leadership roles, working with teams of developers with varying levels of experience, and a range of different backgrounds and skillsets.
  • Excellent understanding of Core Java concepts, including object-oriented design, memory management, multi-threading, and new language features up to Java 8 or Java 11.
  • Well versed with Enterprise Integration patterns – Messaging, IPC,  Service Bus,  Micro service based designs.
  • Strong experience with Java Enterprise technologies and frameworks, including JMS, JAX-RS, REST based services, Spring/SpringBoot, Hibernate, etc.
  • Working knowledge of private/public cloud deployment and frameworks – AWS/Azure; and containerization, Docker/Kubernetes etc.
  • Creative mindset to think out of the box and find alternative ways to solve complex computing problems.
  • Familiarity with cutting edge technologies/trends, open source software and drive to actively learn new skills.
  • Strong understanding of techniques such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Test Driven Development,  resiliency, & application security.
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to work on a globally distributed team.


Other nice-to-have skills that will give you an advantage in this role include:

  • Experience with other languages and platforms, including Python, JavaScript/REACT, or C#. Demonstrated ability to switch between different technologies effectively.
  • Java performance analysis & tuning – profiling tools , garbage collection choices etc.
  • Experience with Databases – relational as well as No-SQL - Sybase / Cassandra / Mongo DB / ElasticSearch
  • Experience with Messaging Middleware - Kafka / Qpid / Sonic / MQ / Tibco
  • Experience supporting production environments, responding to user concerns, and taking ownership of production issues.
  • Experience working in financial services / understanding of equity derivative products and risk management.



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