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Lead Java Agile XP Developer Posted Feb 15
Request Technology - Anthony Honquest , Northbrook, IL
Prestigious Organization is seeking a Java Agile XP Developer to work across our multiple Company development groups. We've launched several products and we haven't stopped accelerating. We are committed to moving quickly as the number of projects and products continues to expand and evolve, leveraging our skills to assist the Company development groups in bringing the best solutions and services to market.

Don't miss this opportunity to join an organization where your innovative thinking and technology skills can make an impact on the future of the way the Company develops and delivers software in the future.

The Team

We are the Development team. We bring to market innovative services and solutions for Company by partnering with IT developers across the company leveraging the Agile XP methodology and the Pivotal Cloud Foundry technology platform. On most projects, the technical team is a mix of a Product Manager (representing the business needs), a Product Designer providing UX information architecture and design, as well as highly skilled and diversified Product Developers.

The Role

Agile XP developers have competencies in all aspects of engineering, including testing/QA, Front End JavaScript and mobile development, Back End and SQL. Most developers are also skilled in DevOps, including systems administration-style work such as Scripting deploys and setting up continuous integration. Pairing developers with other experienced team members ensures training and knowledge transfer is happening as efficiently as possible without risking the quality of the development.

This role drives quality delivery through:

Utilizing Paired programming

Leveraging Test-Driven Development

Daily interactions and open communication channels with you and your Product Manager

Participation in Iteration Planning, Stand-up and Retrospective meetings

Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets

Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries

Expectations for a developer include:

Demonstrate technical skills and aptitude needed to meet/exceed delivery velocity expectations as a full stack developer

Actively learn different technologies as needed for delivery of stories

Adhere to practices (for example, pair programming and test-driven development) and hold others accountable for the same

Deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical setup, application development, and support

Serve as a leader in all dimensions of the work: people, process, technology

Embrace approach of making collaborative, fast, local decisions; then course correct as/if needed (test/learn/iterate)

Active participation in regular meetings (eg, site standup, product team standup, iteration planning meeting, retrospective, lunch & learns)

Actively work to transfer knowledge of Company practices and technical skills to other people (including delivery areas) to grow adoption

Provide meaningful/thoughtful feedback on others as requested

Receive constructive criticism and take necessary steps to improve where/when needed

If there is bench time, leverage it to work on any assigned projects and/or for self-study to advance technical skills

Developed code should promote principles of 12 factor apps, availability, scalability, maintainability and security

Maintain positive outlook in handling continuous change and bring a sense of urgency in driving positive change at Company (innovation, faster time to market, improved quality)

Embrace an organization model that is self-directed/self-managed as a team and as individuals

Satisfy all administrative-type requirements such as Prism timesheets, HR timesheets, performance management process, annual compliance, security training, etc.

Job Qualifications

You are entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action and leadership in ambiguous situations

You are passionate about technical topics such as computer languages and frameworks, mobility and Internet of Things.

You can translate complex user stories into a good technical code and deliver it effectively.

You're ready to judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your customers.

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years technology development and implementation experience.

Knowledge of Agile methodologies (especially Agile XP), including paired programming and test driven development.

Excellent Java and/or JavaScript coding background including familiarity with the following tools:



Spring Framework

AnjularJS or ReactJS

MySQL or MongoDB

Familiarity with the following is a plus:







Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science.

Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time

Pay: $120,000 to $135,000 USD
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Bonus

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