Senior Java Developer

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
Full Time
If you are a confident, poised, self-motivated and creative professional with a passion for communications and a belief that good communication is vital to driving change, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join us, the Single-Family IT team! As a Senior Developer, you will be a part of the software development team that will work on projects for critical Freddie Mac core applications. You will be engaging with a project team that's comprised of business, analysis, testing, and infrastructure partners, all working together to enhance the capabilities of these systems.

Your Work Falls into Four Primary Categories:

Project Leadership
* Partner with Single Family Architecture to define technical solutions to complex business issues that align with target state architecture and conforms with corporate best practices.
* Provide technical guidance to the project team. Lead design and code reviews.
* Engage with business to discuss issues and document or explain technical solutions in a simplified meaningful way.
* Agile evangelist, work as a part of a high performing agile team and help others to
* Comply with the department application standards and general industry based Java/JEE based application development principles, theories, concepts, documentation and techniques.
* Contribute and participate in design and code reviews.

Software Development
* Understand Business Requirements, participate in Requirements Analysis, design applications based on System Requirements and Architecture, prototype if necessary, develop, unit test and deploy the application.
* Build Micro Services based solutions using Java/JEE frameworks, Docker and Open Shift. Newly created Micro Services will replace legacy Java/JEE monolithic application.
* Comply with the department application standards and general industry based Java/JEE based application development principles, theories, concepts, documentation and techniques.
* Position requires strong analytical skills, software engineering process skills, and the understanding of XML and creation of XML test data

Development Operations
* Contribute in creating delivery pipelines for newly created Micro Services on Docker and Openshift platforms.
* Support building Micro Services practice within development group with objective to create standards, tools and training other developers.

Application Support
* Support Freddie Mac's core applications in providing Level 3 support, which includes providing fixes to production defects. Quickly evaluate defects, investigate cause and come up with solutions to remediate. Production support is a matrix-based organizational support, and the individual needs to clearly communicate progress and issues to matrix manager.


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired.
* Minimum of 5-7+ years of experience in software development; 2 or more years of experience working in Agile, Lean/Kanban, or Scaled Agile organization.
* Demonstrated ability to use Lean/Agile delivery practices to improve teams, quality, and reliability
* Experience applying TDD, BDD, and Static Code analysis to improve quality and reliability of delivery
* 5+ years of experience in Design and Development of Applications and Web Services using the Java EE, JSP, XML, Weblogic 10, AJAX. Ability to independently perform the all developer duties from Analysis to deployment to post production defect fixing.
* 5 years of experience in designing in enterprise grade applications using Object Oriented Analysis and Design. Produce high quality design artifacts that cover all aspects of sound architecture. Ability to review and comment on Jr Developers design.
* Java presentation frameworks experience - STRUTS or Angular or similar frameworks, and JQuery
* Integration experience using Web Services /REST and EJB preferably on Oracle/Weblogic or JBoss.
* Experience in configuring and tuning applications on Weblogic Server or any standard JEE container
* Strong backend experience to develop Data Layer using frameworks like Hibernate, JPA etc. Experience in creating backend frameworks is huge plus.
* Strong experience in using XML, JAXB, and XML persistence using XQuery.
* Extensive use of Eclipse (commonly used plug-ins and debug techniques)

Keys to Success in This Role
* Works under minimal supervision. Able to provide technical guidance to the team.
* Good communication and team player. Strong written and oral communications skills.
* Proactive in nature with customer satisfaction as primary goal.
* Innovative in providing solutions, likes to take on challenges with calculated risk.
* Quick learner of new technologies and tools.
* Not a just developer, but a developer with a mindset to think holistically to build a reliable, flexible, and well performing system.

Top Three Personal Competencies to Possess
* Customer Focus - Engage with internal Single Family business partners to learn and deliver on their needs
* Partnership - Align with several IT partners, including the Architecture, Infrastructure, and Support teams in delivering easily maintainable solutions
* Drive for Execution - Focus on results that meet the business and corporate needs and moves the company to its future desired state

Preferred Skills

* Preferred experience but not necessary - DevOPS and MicroServices are plus.
* Hands-on experience with Build and Deployment tools and languages - MAVEN, ANT, Shell script, Jenkins
* Mortgage and/or financial services industry experience a plus. Prior Freddie Mac experience a plus

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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