Randstad Software Engineer (Java/Spring/Maven, Agile, Unix/Linux) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Software Engineer (Java/Spring/Maven, Agile, Unix/Linux)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Prescreening Questions:

  1. Based on your experience, what is your most and least favorite thing about pair programming?

  2. As a senior engineer, what processes, procedures and tools would you implement for efficient and quality team development? Be prepared to justify your selections during an interview.

  3. How often do you refactor?

  4. How do you keep current with emerging trends, tools, and technologies in the software industry?

Business Overview:

What skills would you like tested during the Codility test?

Java and Groovy

Tell me about your department:

Fulfillment Services Team - Responsible for computing shipping, delivery and store-pickup in-hand dates, shipping and delivery pricing, restrictions, etc.

Project Description:

In this role, the candidate 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. They will be working in an agile environment which values 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.

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Developing Groovy/Spring web applications

  • Aggressive refactoring

  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line

  • Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies 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 (or Groovy)

  • Aggressive refactoring

  • High comfort level with Unix/Linux command line

  • Strong unit-testing skills

  • Object-oriented programming and experience with Design Patterns

Priority Skill:

  • 4 Agile/XP development

  • 4 Groovy

  • 4 Java

  • 4 Unit testing (Spock/JUnit/Mockito/EasyMock)

  • 4 Refactoring skills

  • 3 Maven

  • 2 Cassandra

  • 2 SQL/PL-SQL

Nice to have skills:

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

  • Test Driven Development (TDD)

  • Experience with Spock framework

  • Pair Programming

  • Experience working in a Continuous Integration environment

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

  • Strong social and communication skills

Interview Process Overview:

  • Start interviewing as early as week of Oct. 10, 2016.

  • 60 min in person interviews

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