Lead Software Developer (Java)


Java focused software developer supporting shared services cross enterprise function with large diversity of applications.

At Ameritas, fulfilling life is what we do daily. We continuously strive to help our customers and employees enjoy life at its very best by reducing uncertainty, helping grow assets and protecting what is most cherished. We're here to help people put worry behind and the future ahead and help enable a life that's rich in family, happiness, health and financial security. When lives are fulfilled, our mission is fulfilled. Ameritas Life Insurance Corp is seeking a Lead Software Developer (Java) to drive the business by ensuring that business system applications deliver measurable value to the business. They provide support for specialized and ad hoc requests for research, technical information and customized or one-off solutions. This profession delivers to a future view of technical solutions and business process, managed by a delivery plan integrated with other IT and business areas, as well as to a roadmap that makes progress toward a future state. This profession ensures the ongoing health of the business systems, measured by agreed level of services.

This role is responsible for designing, creating, integrating and deploying an aggregation of business system applications that cooperate to deliver overarching functionality of technology. That responsibility includes the entire software lifecycle, from ideation through end-of-life, for all applications that deliver value within business capabilities.

Essential Job Functions

* Systems analysis, design, development, integration, maintenance and support
* Codes application using a disciplined development process
* Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms
* Produces and analyzes data extracts and reports from system
* Develops, executes and documents test plans
* Lead deployment of new modules, applies upgrades and fixes to the production environment -- ensures production readiness; move to libraries, complete forms, completing version control documents
* Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/ results and other areas such as error handling and backup/ recovery procedures
* Provides technical and system knowledge and guidance to team members
* Supports major projects that span a broad range of applications -- acts as the IT lead and subject matter expert by providing technical direction to others
* Contributes to solutioning efforts with team, application owners, architects, business analysts and clients
* Evaluates new application packages and tools; research best practices and recommends solutions
* Identifies technical requirements, creates technical design specifications and documentation
* Creates technical sizing for requirements for small to large projects -- gains appropriate acceptance


* 4+ years of proven on the job programming experience
* Bachelor's Degree Preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Proven knowledge of surrounding information systems and application architecture standards
* Ability to support an enterprise with a diverse technical environment
* Advanced knowledge of Application Security and secure coding best practices
* Advanced knowledge of modern web development best practices including responsive design
* Advanced knowledge in rapid prototyping and agile environment
* Advanced knowledge and experience with Java
* Advanced knowledge in modern JavaScript frameworks ReactJS, AngularJS, Vue.js, node.js
* Knowledge of JSF and WebSphere environment

Desired Skills

* Advanced knowledge and experience with Java Advanced knowledge and experience with Unit Testing -- Junit & Mock Frameworks
* Advanced knowledge of:

* Java Frameworks (i.e. Spring, Spring Batch, Spring Boot, Spring Security)
* PL/SQL or equivalent
* Tomcat in a server environment
* Multiple JavaScript frameworks / CSS
* Hibernate
* Developing and implementing Service Oriented Architecture
* Working knowledge of Linux
* Experience working in a Docker environment

* ​MongoDB or equivalent a plus
* React / Redux
* ElkStack
* Experience with Amazon Services (EC2, S3, etc.) a plus
* Test Driven Development (TDD)
* Continuous Integration
* Release Automation
* Automated Code Analysis Tools

We are Ameritas: proud to say we're in the business of fulfilling life.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID: 6609

Posted 20 days ago

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