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Lead Java Developer in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

As part of our initiative to modernize our software engineering practices, the Lead Engineer will be responsible for software design, development, and quality testing for one or more scrum teams developing REST-based entity services. Development is heavily focused on iterative development and incremental release of product features, using agile methods and automation (DevOps and integration testing). The ability to work in a changing, often-ambiguous environment is essential. Creativity and collaboration are foundational skills.

Expectations include innovation and critical thinking leading to decision making driving towards efficient, simple solutions answering to complex business needs. Partner with fellow COE team members, Planning, Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operational teams towards constructing solutions while progressing towards the approved enterprise technology stack.

The Lead Engineer manages teams and drives overall vision according to the team's goals. The Lead Engineer performs detail design, development, documentation, debugging and implementation of technical products, software programming applications. Also recommends alterations and enhancements to improve quality of products and/or procedures.

  • Possess an expert level knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role

  • Manage efforts affecting large-scale, highly complex, and cross-functional / platform environments

  • Typically spends majority of time providing direction across large teams at all levels but capable of solid individual performance when required

  • Share knowledge, coach, and mentor others in area of expertise

  • Ability to perform functions at all levels of a process, will serve as technical lead in area of expertise, will have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others

  • Possess excellent communication and relationship skills, comfort ability interfacing with director level management for technical briefings, status reports, etc.

  • Work with IT and Business management to evaluate complex user requests, projects, and clarify objectives and functional requirements for new or modified computer programs. Determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current system, and system capabilities

  • Formulate detailed program specifications using structured analysis and design methodology. Prepare project documentation when needed. Work with functional architects to define and implement application architecture

  • Code new or modified computer programs into existing systems and test program effectiveness. Evaluate error messages, modify codes and troubleshoot programming problems

  • Develop detailed application designs and specifications for computer applications. Perform analysis of systems issues or changes. Write documentation describing program development, logic, coding, and corrections. Participate in the development of user manuals and operating procedures

  • Provide assistance to IT team members with issues needing technical expertise or systems and / or programming knowledge


  • A senior engineer has advanced technical skill in desired technologies and/or is a technical scrum team leader.

  • Outstanding Communication Skills, Outstanding Team Fit

  • Leadership attitude/experience

  • Java/J2EE (Strong)

  • Eclipse and/or other Java IDE

  • REST Service background (Strong)

  • Design patterns (Strong)

  • Architectural Patterns (Strong)

  • Database (Oracle PL/SQL or DB2)

  • Hibernate (Red Hat) or other ORM

  • Cloud Technologies (Strong)

  • Spring MVC and/or Sprint Boot (Strong)

  • REST service background (Strong)

  • Test Driven Design (Strong)

  • Design Patterns and Paradigms (Strong)

  • Architectural Patterns(Strong)

  • Cloud Technologies (Strong)

  • Scrum/Kanban Agile Team Leader

  • Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery (Jenkins)

  • Experience with Securing REST APIs and Web Services

  • Over 7 years of work experience in IT / software development

  • College degree in Information Systems or related field

  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other Departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions

  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions

  • Extremely process and detail oriented

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Familiarity with health care industry very helpful

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines