Senior Java Developer

Fort Worth, TX

  -  IT - Java Development  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-02471

Title: Sr. Java Developer
Location: Fort Worth, TX (close to DFW Airport)
Duration: Contract to hire (long term)
Compensation: $60-65/hr
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S.

Skillset / Experience:
Successful Software Developers excel in three key areas:

Software Delivery
Product Mindset
Growth Mindset

Software Development Teams  find ways to improve daily work. This means taking an honest look at delivery metrics and asking what we will do to improve them. We expect a team to ask "why has our deployment frequency declined over the last month?" and work towards a solution to improve the situation as a team, under their own direction. In short, we want everyone to invest in continually improving themselves and their ways of working, while achieving product success.

You will engage in all aspects of the Product lifecycle and work to grow your skills in Lean Product Development. We expect our engineers to dig in and solve business problems as true partners. We love small solutions and collecting data to draw conclusions.

To build new solutions and chase new hypotheses, our teams are constantly learning. We accept failures as learning experiences and use those experiences to build resiliency in our systems.

Depending on level, the role is a balance of technical coaching and hands-on development work. All Software Developers write code daily, regardless of level.

What you'll do
Accountable for software delivery as well as influencing the team to find new behaviors and ways of working based on frequent inspection and rapid feedback.
Facilitate team ceremonies in conjunction with appropriate team members.
Identify gaps in agile and technical practices and collaboratively seek remedies for them.
Identify purposeful ways to question the status quo and lead experiments on alternatives, seeking increased customer value or new learnings or both.
Develop soft skills (communication, business orientation, adaptability, constructive feedback). Make use of existing practices, such as pair programming. Work with the delivery manager to identify training and growth opportunities. Recommend personal growth paths in conjunction with Delivery Manager.
Help articulate and eliminate team blockers with the Delivery Manager (as needed).
Participate in architecture and software design with the Squad – in general, encourages the team to work on new ideas and emergent, iterative design. Focuses on constructively arguing against solutions that are not a fit, if necessary.
Partners with the Product Owner (presenting Playback, keeping focus on business value, etc.) as needed to support the overall Squad's delivery.
A strong willingness to learn and the ability to show vulnerability when you do not know something
All you'll need for success
Minimum Qualifications:

Required (At least 3 of the following):

Proven experience in at least one object-oriented language
Proven experience in at least one web framework, preferably including Spring, Spring Boot, or ASP.NET Core
Proven experience in SQL and ability to design relational database schemas
Ability to function in a Linux/Unix environment using shell commands
Ability to scrutinize applications and services to ensure they adhere to security standards

Preferred Qualifications


Working experience building business-critical, Internet scale distributed systems or high-volume client/server systems
Ability to work as part of a team, always keeping the team's goal in mind
Experience using source control management systems
Exposure to using continuous integration/deployment environments
Experience delivering software using an Agile methodology like Extreme Programming, Kanban, or Scrum
Product experience with any of the following:
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Testing Pyramid
Multi-threading and concurrency
Debugging, performance profiling and optimization
Object-oriented and service-oriented application development patterns
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields or equivalent experience
Internally motivated, able to work proficiently both alone and in a team environment
Adept and comfortable communicating with internal team members and external business stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to find creative ways of improving and simplifying solutions, systems, and processes without getting bogged down in blockers or bottlenecks

We may also consider a Senior role for you if in addition, you have at least 4 of the following:

Experience leading and managing small to medium-sized development teams of between 5 and 25 developers
Previous experience founding or working as a founding engineer at a technology startup from concept to MVP and subsequent releases
Previous experience as a designer, product owner/manager, or business role (marketing, sales, finance, etc.)
Production DevOps experience and the ability to build CI/CD (Jenkins) pipelines
Experience writing production shell scripts in a Linux/Unix environment
Proficiency in Full Stack Development
Proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following technologies:
J2EE technologies: Java, JSP, JMS, JAXB, JDBC, EJB
Database and persistence frameworks: Hibernate, Oracle, Object/Relational Mapping, Query performance tuning
Cloud-based development: Cloud Foundry
Web Servers: Tomcat, tcServer, Websphere
Frameworks: Spring Framework, Spring Boot
Front-end: Angular JS, Ext JS, CSS, jQuery, AJAX
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
Other: Linux/Unix shell Scripting, JavaScript, IBM MQ/Rabbit MQ, Tivoli Scheduler, SQL Developer, IDE
Proficiency in object-oriented design techniques and principles
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools (Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Experience in Agile methodologies, such as SCRUM
Experience in DevOps Toolchain methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
Our benefits package includes: (EXCLUDE on perm placements)

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • …and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions

Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients’ business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at
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