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Lead Java Developer

The Woodlands, TX

Opportunity Details

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The Woodlands, TX

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 350+ employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.
Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.

Current Need
Improving is seeking an experienced Full-Stack/ Back End - Lead Java Developer to work with a wide spectrum of client executives and employees to ensure alignment and delivery of key business and IT services and solutions.

This position will be located in Houston, TX, time split between Woodlands and Westchase.

We are hiring a Lead Full-Stack or Backend Java Developer in Houston, Tx. If you have a talent for programming and want to apply your design and development skills to challenging problems, this is the position for you!

This is your chance to be a part of the Improving team! Come work with a company that believes that teamwork is the greatest competitive advantage and holds respect for people, providing a great place to work, and delivering quality results as core values.

This position’s day to day responsibilities will challenge you to be both independent and highly collaborative. It will require a problem solver with a positive attitude who loves to learn new things.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design
  • Solid understanding and experience with APIs and data transfer protocols
  • Ability to simplify complex problem spaces into elegant solutions
  • Ability to work in a small and fast-paced environment
  • Experience running Scrum or Agile teams
  • Experience developing core applications from scratch
  • Deep technical hands-on experience developing RESTful APIs
  • Deep technical hands-on experience with Microservice architecture
  • Popular Java application frameworks, such as Spring (4.x+) and Spring Boot (1.5, 2.0)
  • Experience writing unit test, stubs, mocks in a TDD environment
  • SQL RDBMS systems such as MS SQL, Oracle, Postgres, MySQL

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Familiar with API first design principles and understand development with security and system performance in mind
  • Experience designing and building 12 factor apps that run and scale easily in the modern cloud
  • Java 8+
  • Python a plus

Candidate should have Awareness of:

  • NoSQL RDBMS systems such as MongoDB and Redis
  • Cloud based infrastructure such as AWS or Google Cloud
  • Containers, Kubernetes, PaaS (ex. Cloud Foundry)

Job Type: Full-time

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“My career found purpose, autonomy, and mastery at Improving. Improving’s foundation of Trust has changed everything in my career and personal life. There’s a humble pride I have partnering with fellow Improvers. We are a team of professionals driven by a persistent habit of Excellence – consistently involved in helping others Improve with purpose.”

― Ronnie Cooke, Principle Agile Consultant

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