Skyword has a great opportunity for a Senior Java Developer to join our high profile startup located in downtown Pittsburgh. If you are a highly skilled and motivated Java Developer with a successful track record working on complex Web applications, and are ready for the challenge and rewards of a startup environment, we would like to talk to you.
Highly skilled developer assigned to create and maintain complex Internet applications in Java and JVM-based languages
Play a large role in continual improvement of Skyword’s application architecture
Work in a team environment, able to collaborate with other developers and members of other departments
Work on tasks of diverse scope and complexity requiring independent action and decision-making.
Mentor and guide other developers via pair programming and code reviews
Exercise judgment, applying creativity and ingenuity in designing and implementing solutions
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
At least five years of professional experience developing Java-based Internet applications within a team environment
Strong experience in designing and implementing architectures for large-scale web applications
Strong experience in Java technologies for Web development like AJAX, REST APIs or Spring
Strong knowledge of relational databases, SQL and SQL schema design
Experience with an ORM persistence tool such as Hibernate
Full life cycle development experience
Strong experience with source control, build tools for continuous integration and issue tracking systems like Jira
Experience creating unit and functional tests to validate code preferable
Knowledge of Big Data, Cloud, and Containerization technologies all are pluses
Experience with software development best practices and design patterns
Good organizational and documentation skills
Must be self-directed, confident, able to use best-practice development processes effectively
Able to work in a team setting using Agile practices
Ability to diagnose and solve problems with existing software
Ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly
Proven ability to train, mentor and lead junior team members
About Skyword Inc.
Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, New York City and Miami.
Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.