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Java Developer

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , Virginia 24073
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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) supports the university community by empowering faculty to perform world class research and scholarship by providing access to funding information, enhancing the ability to respond to national research priorities and pursue opportunities, encouraging and directing inquiry into new and emerging fields, promoting solutions to problems and advances of basic knowledge in diverse disciplines and through interdisciplinary cooperation, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to research, marketing faculty talent and university capabilities within the university community and to external audiences, and fostering partnerships with outside agencies and businesses.

OVPRI has an opening for an experienced Java Developer to work closely with diverse development teams to develop software solutions in Java / Java EE for web-based, enterprise-class, high-speed solutions, providing online production management, reporting, and monitoring and high volume data processing. The developer will be an integral member of the CREST project team and will be responsible for developing and testing modules, and applying well established skills and abilities requiring imaginative and practical approaches. Projects will include web services and modern browser-side MVC frameworks utilizing a test-driven development methodology and Agile (Scrum) project management; application development integrated with existing enterprise information systems (EIS), databases (SQL and other non SQL), and directories using a combination of web services, messaging, and direct SQL/LDAP access. The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an export control or sanctions license, if required.

For more information and to apply please visit and search for posting AP0170327. Interested applicants should provide a current resume/CV, cover letter, and a list of three professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.


-Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with progressive development experience or significant professional experience developing software using modern Java EE (EE 5+) or other Java-based web application development frameworks (e.g. Spring Framework, JBoss Seam, Grails);
-Extensive professional experience developing rich user interfaces in the browser using frameworks such as AngularJS and jQuery, as well as HTML5, CSS, Javascript;
-Extensive experience in test-driven development practices;
-Comprehensive familiarity with the following standard Java EE APIs or specified alternatives: CDI (or Spring Framework dependency injection), JPA (or Hibernate), JSF 2.x, JAXRS (or Jersey), JAXWS, JAXB, JNDI, JMS, JDBC, Java API for Web Sockets (JSR356);
-Working knowledge of SQL databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle;
-Demonstrated ability to apply judgement for planning, communicating, and achieving development goals of the position;
-Ability to analyze and understand project requirements, and hands-on implementation of the requirements with existing and emerging Java EE technologies;
-Experience in designing and development of product and involvement in the change management of the maintenance and enhancements of the project to ensure that the future direction is not impacted;
-Have strong open and proactive communication skills, be a self-motivated professional with the ability to provide creative solutions and problem solving skills, and be able to work in a multidisciplinary team or independently; and
-Must be able to obtain and maintain an export control or sanctions license, if required.