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Java Developer

Bradley University

Bradley University

Software Engineering
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

Bradley University Java Developers are the visionaries behind information solutions. They are responsible for designing and developing applications and system solutions that can affect the entire institution. They frequently act as the support structure for businesses by recommending new solutions to improve user experience. Understanding the most appropriate tools and methodologies for a particular problem or solution is an essential aspect of a Java developer’s day-to-day life. This position reports to the Director of Applications and Systems Development in Information Technology. Occasional extended and off-hours work will be required.

This is a project-based position and an on campus role - this is not a remote position. The initial hiring appointment is from hire until no later than May 31, 2027 when the position will then be evaluated for an extension.

Typical Java Developer Responsibilities

Our Java developers can drastically improve application functioning within the university through the speed and scalability of their solutions. The day-to-day tasks of our Java developers vary depending on their level of ownership over one application or many. That being said, our Java developers find themselves working beyond programming and taking part in the full software development lifecycle. This allows you, the Java developer, to practice DevOps by researching and suggesting alternative methods and technologies to achieve end goals. In general, you will be responsible to:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain Java application phases, code, and software.
  • Conduct software analysis, programming, testing, debugging, and recommending changes to improve the established processes.
  • Transform requirements into stipulations and identify production and non-production application issues.

Skills of a Great Java Developer

There are some essential skills that every great Java developer should have:

  • Patience and perseverance to overcome challenges, solve problems, and learn new computer languages and techniques.
  • Familiarity with various designs, languages, and methodologies.
  • Competence and comfort using multiple frameworks.
  • Ability to gather accurate requirements and work closely with stakeholders and leadership to prioritize tasks and the development scope.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify errors and adjust in a testing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are desired.

The above description is intended to be suggestive of scope and not an exhaustive list of all the tasks associated with the position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or similar discipline OR associate degree and relevant certifications.
  • Five or more years of software development experience.
  • Experience in Java and SQL.
  • Experience with application development, relational database software, and the ability to function in a multi-server environment with an understanding of web servers, database servers, and application server technology.
  • Experience with project coordination, reporting software, creation, and execution of unit tests.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design and SOA is desirable, as well as experience integrating web applications with external systems. Desire experience with Eclipse and/or other IDE tools.

Preferred Experience

An understanding of the university environment and the range of users of university administrative applications are a plus!

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will not be accepted through third party web sites.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.