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Java Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Java Developer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170327
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) supports the university community by empowering faculty to perform world class research and scholarship by providing access to funding information, enhancing the ability to respond to national research priorities and pursue opportunities, encouraging and directing inquiry into new and emerging fields, promoting solutions to problems and advances of basic knowledge in diverse disciplines and through interdisciplinary cooperation, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to research, marketing faculty talent and university capabilities within the university community and to external audiences, and fostering partnerships with outside agencies and businesses.

OVPRI has openings for two experienced Java Developers to work closely with diverse development teams to develop software solutions in Java / Java EE for web-based, enterprise-class, high-speed solutions, providing online production management, reporting, and monitoring and high volume data processing. The developer will be an integral member of the (Comprehensive Research Enterprise Solutions Team (CREST). The java developers will be responsible for developing and testing modules, and applying well established skills and abilities requiring imaginative and practical approaches. Projects will include web services and modern browser-side MVC frameworks utilizing a test-driven development methodology and Agile (Scrum) project management; application development integrated with existing enterprise information systems (EIS), databases (SQL and other non SQL), and directories using a combination of web services, messaging, and direct SQL/LDAP access. The successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an export control or sanctions license, if required.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with progressive development experience or significant professional experience developing software using modern Java EE (EE 5+) or other Java-based web application development frameworks (e.g. Spring Framework, JBoss Seam, Grails);
-Extensive professional experience developing rich user interfaces in the browser using frameworks such as AngularJS and jQuery, as well as HTML5, CSS, Javascript;
-Extensive experience in test-driven development practices;
-Comprehensive familiarity with the following standard Java EE APIs or specified alternatives: CDI (or Spring Framework dependency injection), JPA (or Hibernate), JSF 2.x, JAXRS (or Jersey), JAXWS, JAXB, JNDI, JMS, JDBC, Java API for Web Sockets (JSR356);
-Working knowledge of SQL databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle;
-Demonstrated ability to apply judgement for planning, communicating, and achieving development goals of the position;
-Ability to analyze and understand project requirements, and hands-on implementation of the requirements with existing and emerging Java EE technologies;
-Experience in designing and development of product and involvement in the change management of the maintenance and enhancements of the project to ensure that the future direction is not impacted;
-Have strong open and proactive communication skills, be a self-motivated professional with the ability to provide creative solutions and problem solving skills, and be able to work in a multidisciplinary team or independently; and
-Must be able to obtain and maintain an export control or sanctions license, if required.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
-Active Java Certification such as Oracle Certified Web Component Developer
-Experience with systems integration strategies and patterns, such as REST/SOAP web services, messaging, direct SQL/LDAP;
-Working knowledge of application configuration and deployment in Java EE/Web containers: Wildfly (JBoss AS 7+), Tomcat;
-Experience working on project teams that utilize Scrum as their Agile approach to software development;
-Experience in application development using nonrelational (NoSQL) databases: e.g. Neo4j, MongoDB, Cassandra;
-Experience with Java web application development using the Eclipse IDE or similar, Maven, and Git; and
-Experience with browser-side development automation using Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Node.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

The successful candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an export control or sanctions license, if required.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For more information and to apply please visit and search for posting AP0170327. Interested applicants should provide a current resume/CV, cover letter and a list of three professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: One year from hire date
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Research/Interdisc Prg - Admin
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 -5 M- F
Job Posting Date: 12/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/01/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents