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Java Developer

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Growth Acceleration Partners LATAM






Colombia and Costa Rica


Software and Programming




Technical responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain Java-based software systems - 75%
    • Develop using the following technologies/concepts:  Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Single Page Applications (SPA), Message-Based Architecture, Javascript, CSS, UI frameworks (Node.js, Angular, Backbone, etc.)
    • Design, develop using TFA’s standardized architecture practices (and ensuring that developers are also following these practices)
    • Write unit tests, perform code analysis, and automate common actions in our CI/CD environment
    • Actively influence evolving application architecture
  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development cycle (including scrum processes, assessment, planning, design, development, testing, and support.) - 10%

Management responsibilities

  • Lead a team of developers to successfully deliver mission-critical initiatives - 15%
    • Mentor junior developer(s), ensuring they have opportunities to grow and learn
    • Work effectively with project managers, business analysts, and other teams inside and outside of IT to deliver projects
    • Promote Agile/XP development practices (Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, etc…)

Prior Experience                                                       

  • 3+ years of experience with Java oriented service development using a Service-Based Architecture
  • 3+ years of experience with Java, SQL, and relevant open-source frameworks (Spring framework, especially Spring Boot and REST / JDBC Templates)
  • Experience building automated testing and deployment pipelines, code analysis tests, and other automation tasks in a CI/CD system (such as Jenkins)
  • Experience building and working with messaging and event-driven applications (JMS, ActiveMQ, or similar)
  • Experience working in an agile development process (XP, Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Proven track record of leading projects
  • Experience architecting applications to run in a cloud environment (Azure, AWS, etc) a plus
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Groovy or Python a plus

 Skills and mindsets

  • Proficient in single page application concepts and leveraging UI technologies to build them (Node.js, Angular, Backbone, etc.)
  • Developing with modern frontend frameworks (Node.js, Angular, Backbone, etc.)
  • Experience working in a Unix environment
  • Understanding of complex infrastructure (Load balancer, F5, CDNs, firewall, etc)
  • Must be a quick learner with strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly to technical and non-technical people verbally and in writing, including collaborating with business partners to devise solutions and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to operate effectively, and with a sense of possibility, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Willingness to learn new skills as technology needs evolve

 Work Demands

  • This position is located on-site in our downtown New York national office
  • Limited domestic travel (1-2 times per year) may be required
  • Limited evening or weekend work may be required based on project demands or maintenance schedules. We try to limit this as much as possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree  in Computer Science, BSEE, MIS or a related field, or comparable work experience required