Java Full-Stack Engineer

Vanguard   •  

Malvern, PA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 168 days ago

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To provide system analysis,design, development, and implementation of applications anddatabases for mainframe-, client/server-, Web-, and/or PC-based systems, under supervision of a more seniordeveloper.

Ideal Technical Background

  • Experience with developing Java REST services – Spring, Jersey
  • Knowledge of ‘API-first’ design standards, patterns and best practices would be a plus
  • Knowledge of API resiliency and cloud-based development/engineering best practices would be a plus
  • Experience with test automation and test-driven development practices and frameworks – mutation testing, functional testing (JUnit, Cucumber), mock frameworks (Mockito, etc.), contract testing
  • Knowledge of cloud-based data stores – Dynamo DB and/or Amazon RDS; experience migrating data from legacy repositories to cloud data architecture
  • Familiarity with DevOps concepts, tools and continuous delivery pipelines – Bamboo, Jenkins, Maven, Bitbucket, Jira, etc.
  • Ability to implement instrumentation to gather business-specific metrics around consumer usage patterns

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior-level expertise in an initiative to build or re-platform select business services as APIs for internal and external consumption
  • Defines the bounded context for conceptual API models. Writes specifications for APIs.
  • Designs, builds, and maintains APIs in a cloud-based micro-services architecture. Re-platforms existing applications to API, cloud, and micro-services architecture with minimal impact to consuming applications.
  • Collaborates with other functions (architecture, business, etc.) to optimize API development and governance processes
  • Evangelizes best practices for API design and development across project teams
  • Provides leadership and guidance to a team on developing solutions that integrate with existing IT systems to satisfy business needs
  • Develops automated tests for functional, performance, and security testing using TDD methodology
  • Implements instrumentation for monitoring product health, business metrics, and consumption patterns
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones.


  • Undergraduatedegree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 2+ years software engineering experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following software engineering practices and concepts:
    *Production acceptance, including elevations and change management.
    *Test/Quality assurance methodology
    *Systems analysis and design techniques.
    *System/subsystem requirements.
    *Libraries, reusable code, and/or object oriented standards.