AWS Java Developer

Houston, TX

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Houston, TX
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This is your chance to be a part of the Improving team!

Improving is a growing software and Agile transformation consulting company located in Westchase Houston. We have been ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and for the last three years we have consistently won or placed highly in; The Best Place to Work in Houston (Houston Business Journal), Houston’s Top Workplaces (Houston Chronicle) and Houston’s Best and Brightest.

Our culture encourages the inspiration, motivation and mentorship to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of Trust.

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 part of our core values.


Current Need: Improving is seeking an experienced AWS Java Developer.

This position will be in Houston, TX at Improving’s office in Westchase. Remote work is not available.

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.

Role Summary


Write high-quality, efficient, testable code in Java. Build highly available, secure, distributed systems in microservices, container, and distributed cluster-compute architectures. You will contribute to planning, design, implementation, testing, operations, and process improvement as a member of a Scrum team.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience building on AWS using; S3, EC2, Redshift, Aurora, Lambda, QuickSight, ect.
  • 5+ Years of experience in design and development of data driven, highly scalable web applications with rich user interface in distributed cloud computing environment.
  • Core experience should be in Java (8), other language experience is a plus; C++, Ruby, JavaScript, Python, Perl.
  • 2+ years using modern JavaScript framework and libraries. React is the preference but other experience might work. As always, the more you know the better; Angular, D3, Vue, Backbone, Ember, Meteor.
  • Experience with big data technologies like; MapReduce, Spark, Hbase, HIVE, PIG
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum, RUP, XP), OO modeling, web services, UNIX, middleware, database and data mining systems.

 Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • AWS Certification
  • OOD and familiarity with applications and database programming
  • Experience with building high-performance, highly-available, and scalable distributed systems
  • Full Stack Experience
  • Experience setting up application monitoring solutions; ELK, CloudWatch, Kinesis Analytics, etc.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for full stack software development life cycle; including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, monitoring and operations.


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“Being an Improver allows me to work in an environment which is both challenging and fun. I work with amazing people who truly care about the quality of their work and what they deliver to the client. We help each other find creative solutions to problems even if we're on different clients.”

― Tonya Guadiz, Principal Consultant