Sr. Java Developer – Los Angeles Area

Division: IT/Software Development

Required Education: BS/BA Degree in Computer Science or 3+ years of work on large systems

Hourly Rate: $76.00

Term of Contract: 7 months

Mandatory Requirement: All candidates must be either US Citizens or Green Card Holders.


This is a Senior Java Programmer contract position for the Online Product Approval Development Team. The position requires expertise in full-stack web development, with a strong focus on back-end design of java and RDBMS components. Requires experience of front-tier development & technologies as well, e.g. Struts, Spring-MVC, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, Angular, HTML5, and CSS. Must have experience working with large-scale & highly complex applications. The primary role will be to provide assistance in developing code for enhancement projects for the Online Product Approval application, for Consumer Products Licensing & Publishing business. The senior developer will report to the current manager of the OPA team. The analyst should have proven back-end and front-end coding skills and proven ability to manage time efficiently and work with minimal guidance. The successful candidate will have implemented robust and scalable web applications to ensure a stable and predictable operating environment for the user community.

Basic Qualifications

• 8-10 years of Core Java development experience; 5+ years of JEE programming experience using Spring 3.x and Struts 1.x and other open-source frameworks

• 3+ years developing service-based architectures, using RESTFul web services and JSON/XML

• Solid database skills using MS SQL Server/Oracle; must be able to develop and deconstruct new/existing stored procedures/functions and schemas for enterprise-level applications.Solid understanding of data structures and the ability to develop complex queries SQL

• Solid database skills using NOSQL (mongo) databases

• Deep understanding of using front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, jQuery, and other JavaScript frameworks/libraries

• Deep understanding of ORM solutions like Hibernate

• Experience with test-driven development using JUnit, Mockito, or other similar test frameworks Working knowledge of modern design patterns (e.g. GoF) and implementation of patterns used to encapsulate business logic


Technical Skills

• Demonstrates the ability to create design specifications (functional and technical) with proposed technical solutions that meets business or technical requirements.

• Demonstrates an ability to develop J2EE capable web sites, using Java, Struts, Spring, ReSTful services, Hibernate, Java 5 annotations, and JavaScript AJAX and JQuery.

• Demonstrates ability to understand complex database models and recent experience with Microsoft’s SQL Server database and have experience writing and understanding complex queries and stored procedures.

• Understands common web applications frameworks, and technology, and familiar using Object Oriented languages and methodologies, and common design patterns.

• Demonstrates an ability to meet project milestones and resolving multiple tasks simultaneously

• Capable of crafting solutions which align with java industry standards and best practices, and able to follow Disney standards and guidelines.

• Self-driven and able to perform job duties with little supervision.

Tools – Demonstrated proficiency in the below will be highly regarded:

• Database – SQL Server, or Oracle

• Web application Server – IBM WebSphere, JBoss, Tomcat

• IDE – IBM RAD 7, Eclipse

• Source Code Control – SVN, CVS, GIT

• Java Frameworks & Technologies – Struts, Spring, ReST, Hibernate, Web Services, Annotations

• Front-end Frameworks – JavaScript, Angular, HTML5, JQuery, AJAX

Project Management/Business/People Skills

• Capable of interacting with the project resources: technical resources, functional experts, business systems analysts, and business users.

• Excellent communication and teamwork skills

• Responsible for effectively managing own time according to agreed-to priorities.

• Able to escalate high-priority issues when necessary

Required experience:

  • Developing service-based architectures, using RESTFul web services and JSON/XML: 3 years
  • JEE programming: 5 years
  • Deep understanding of using front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, jQuery, and other Ja: 3 years
  • Solid database skills using NOSQL (mongo) databases: 2 years
  • Core Java Development: 8 years

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