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Applications/Software Development
Job Title: Applications/Software Development
Location: Remote

Level Description

8 or more years of experience, relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, may lead and direct the work of others, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Job Description

Develops software solutions by studying information needs, conferring with users, and studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes. Investigates problem areas. Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.

Additional job details and special considerations

• Performs application development, enhancement, maintenance, and support for Social Services applications.

• Enhance and maintain existing business processes and develop new processes as needed, using state of the art tools and technologies (like SOAP/REST, MQ, BPEL, Datapower and Spring framework) using Agile methodologies.

• Develop, enhance and maintain existing and new web-based Java/J2EE applications within HHSC’s SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) platform using Agile methodologies. 

• Participate in requirements analysis, high-level and detailed design, development, testing and deployment of new application components, as required. 

• Work with other teams as necessary to accomplish goals.

• Create technical and design documentation, as required.

• Perform system analysis and problem resolution, as required.

• Analyze software for configuration & performance tuning opportunities, as required.

• Develop and maintain data and process models, as required.

• Employ contemporary testing methods to ensure applications function properly and without error.

• Provide technical support for testing and implementation efforts.

• Participate in program design, coding, and test walk-through meetings to provide input regarding technical standards and customer requirements.

• Provide application support (defect repair, maintenance, and production operations support) for web-based Java applications in an SOA platform. Perform system analysis, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and problem resolution. Analyze software for defects and performance tuning opportunities. Develop and test application code to resolve defects and improve application reliability and performance.

• Other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, or management information systems is required, with strong understanding and experience of fundamental programming concepts of data structures, algorithms, performance, caching and scalability issues in the context of Web based UI applications.


Minimum Requirements:
Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
Years Required/Preferred Experience
8 Required Hands-on experience in developing Java/J2EE applications, web services and business processes using SOAP/XML/REST API on IBM WebSphere platform
8 Required Hands-on experience with all phases of the SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle)
8 Required Hands-on development experience implementing applications utilizing J2EE Application Server, Authentication and Authorization, Caching strategies
8 Required Hands-on programming experience in following languages: Java, SQL, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS3, Bootstrap, SASS, Angular, Typescript, Spring, Java Server Pages, JSON, XML, XPATH, XSLT, Python.
8 Required Hands-on programming experience in following languages: ES5/ES6, NPM, Maven and/or other frameworks/librarie
8 Required Experience in development of self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
8 Required Experience in implementing best practices in the areas of application design, performance, scalability, and maintainability.
8 Required Experience implementing Client-facing applications with responsive design and development
8 Required Hands-on experience in Front End/UI development, enhancing and maintaining enterprise-class applications on the J2EE application development platform
8 Required Experience implementing SPAs with JS or with libraries/frameworks like Angular
8 Required Experience in Test-driven development and test creation using frameworks such as Karma, Jasmine, Selenium
8 Required Demonstrable experience developing, optimizing, and maintaining an enterprise-level Angular application including complete ownership of the front-end stack (JavaScript/Angular/HTML/CSS).
4 Preferred Hands-on experience with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8 or later
4 Preferred Hands-on experience with IBM Integration Designer (IID)/WID and Process Server/Business Automation Workflow (BAW)
3 Preferred Hands-on experience with Agile Development Methodologies (preferably Scrum)
3 Preferred Hands-on experience with web applications developed for Cloud platform
3 Preferred Hands-on experience with CI/CD methodology
3 Preferred Hands-on development experience for mobile and tablet platforms