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Java Team Lead

Houston, TX

Opportunity Details

Full TimeApplication Development

Houston, TX

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 are 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 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.

 

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.

 

Current Need:

Improving is seeking an experienced 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 may be split between Woodlands and/or our Westchase office. Remote work is not available for this role.

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)

 

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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

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