Randstad Java Developer (TDD, Agile, Web Services) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Java Developer (TDD, Agile, Web Services)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Java Developer (TDD, Agile, Web Services?)

Business Overview:

Tell me about your department:


Project Description:

In this role, they will be a critical member of the team building the foundation for the next generation web platform. They will support and extend running applications & assist in the design and development of new applications. They will be expected to evaluate and refactor in a rapid manner for every part of our infrastructure. Overall knowledge of designing an application to run on a scalable platform is expected. You will be working in an agile environment which means test-driven development and pair programming. We are evolving towards a dev/ops model, with our development teams engaged in monitoring, optimizing and supporting our production environments. We have many projects running in parallel including Cloud technologies, Infrastructure automation, and SOA REST based web applications. Local candidates preferred.

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:


  • Developing Java web applications

  • Aggressive refactoring

  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line

  • Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design

  • Work environment is heads down development

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

Must Have Skills:

  • At least five years of relevant application software development experience

  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures

  • Developing Spring/Java/Maven applications

  • Aggressive refactoring

  • Prototyping experience

  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line

  • Strong social and communication skills

  • Strong unit-testing skills (JUnit in particular)

  • Rapid prototyping experience

  • Object-oriented programming and experience with Design Patterns

Nice to have skills:

  • Experience as a Technical Lead on a large application development project

  • Pair Programming

  • Test Driven Development (TDD)

  • Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment

  • Experience with functional testing frameworks

When recruiting candidates, focus on finding folks that have the following:

  • Refactoring experience

  • Continuous integration/automation experience

  • Strong Spring/Java experience

  • Fanatical about testing

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

Priority Skill:

  • 4 Agile/XP development

  • 4 Unit testing (JUnit/Mockito/EasyMock)

  • 4 Refactoring skills

  • 3 Maven

  • 2 JBoss

  • 2 Groovy

  • 2 SQL/PL-SQL

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Need someone with strong initiatives

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  • Retail

  • eCommerce

Interview Process Overview (10/7 or 10/8):

  • 1 hour in-person interview

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