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Job Description:

Aquent's Fortune 500 retail client is looking for a Developer contract onsite in Richfield, MN.  

 

About the department: 
In this role, you will be a critical member of the team building foundational services for our client's native mobile application platform. You'll support and extend running applications & design and develop new applications. You'll be expected to evaluate and refactor in a rapid manner for every part of our infrastructure. Overall knowledge of designing an application to run on a scalable platform is expected. You will be working in an agile environment, which means test-driven development and pair programming. We are evolving towards a dev ops model, with our development teams engaged in monitoring, optimizing and supporting our production environments. 

Project Description: 
The Foundations team is part of the SI team and will be building new patterns to integrate into our client's native mobile apps. Candidates need to be technically inclined, have the ability to work independently, take general direction and be a self-starter. 


Skills Overview: 
Must have 8-10 years of relevant systems software engineering experience 
BS/MS in computer science or engineering (or equivalent professional experience) 
Experience with large-scale distributed systems and web oriented architectures 
Developing Spring/Java/Maven applications 
Aggressive Refactoring 
High comfort level with Unix 
Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design 
Experience in the use of containers for deployment 

Preferred Experience 
Experience as a Technical Lead on a complex distributed systems project 
Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCE, etc.) 
Experience with JSON/RESTful services and best practices therein 
Collaborating with downstream consumers and upstream providers to establish sound API contracts 
Pair Programming (Social skills) 
Test Driven Development (TDD) 
Infrastructure Automation (Chef in particular) 
Experience with testing frameworks (JUnit and Spock in particular) 
Groovy - ideal 

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role? 
• Social Skills 
• Communication 
• Sense of humor 
 

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