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with 4 years experience?

June 10, 2008

what would you expect from a java developer with 4 year experience:

Lets see:
Functional Tasks include
o Analysis of requirements
o OO architecture and design as required.
o Java coding, testing, debugging. ———-> How?

o Taking ownership of high-level problems (business, architectural,
performance etc) from end to end. Typically this will entail estimation,
planning, implementation by others, testing, deployment, reporting.
o Training, mentoring of junior developers as required. ——->

o Extranet web site for on-line life insurance application.
o CRM application for managing relationship[s between insurance

Technical Skills and Experience Required
Solid java coding experience.
Strong OO design and architecture skills, UML.
Web development experience using JSP, Servlets, Struts or similar framework.

Inddepth knowledge of at least one servlet container  Tomcat .

Demonstrable exposure to AJAX would be desired as would knowledge of creating web tests using Selenium.
Spring Framework, Hibernate/JPA, SOAP/WSDL and other remoting technologies.
Broad J2EE app server experience and in-depth knowledge of at least one J2EE app
server such as JBOSS

Experience with change management / version control tools in a multi developer, multi
release environment.

JDBC experience with Oracle and/or DB2 database skills (ideally can double as a DBA if
required). Key skills include a good understanding of transaction management and ability
to create high performing database designs supporting various concurrent access
strategies such as pessimistic locking etc.

Knowledge of project management concepts.
Knowledge of insurance or finance industry preferred.
Qualifications
Degree certified in computer science or equivalent.
Java certification preferred.
Personal Skills ad Aptitude
Excellent written and spoken English. Must be able to communicate complex technical issues by phone
and email.
Ability to organise your own time and take responsibility for the output of others.
Strong problem solving ability.
Ability (or potential) to lead a small team from either a technical or project management aspect.
Able to work flexible hours to accommodate communication with UK.
Able to spend 2-4 weeks in UK per year if required.
Open minded on app. server architecture (i.e. not a J2EE purist).

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