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J2EE Software Engineer Consultant/Expert 51724 in Dearborn, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

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Job ID: 51724

 J2EE Software Engineers Position Description:


  • We are looking for 2 Consultant-level J2EE software engineers. 
  • Intent is for them to be highly technical developers and to coach our current developers with Agile methodology and software craftsmanship (test-driven development, focus on unit testing, writing user stories, etc.).
  • Experience with WebSphere or WAS:Liberty and Pivotal Cloud Foundry preferred but not essential. 
  • For day-to-day deliverables, one project is converting our current J2EE/WebLogic applications to a J2EE/WAS:Liberty/ Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform. 
  • The other project is replacing our custom tax-codes with a vendor's tax codes; becoming the SME for this processing within our application and representing our team in the wider project coordination meetings. 


  • Interact with the business customers to define Business Requirements.
  • Work with project and service teams to translate logical design into physical program specifications.
  • Develop and integrate IT solutions by using appropriate development methodologies and standards, following standard architectures/patterns, and working within the physical application framework (e.g. libraries, reuse modules, development environments).
  • Translate requirements and functional specifications into test cases, ensuring that test cases cover all testable business requirements and application layers (e.g. presentation, application and backend).
  • Develop and execute unit test plans and scripts to validate that assigned modules meet technical specifications.
  • Participate in technical inspections at appropriate stages of development.
  • Participate in integration testing.
  • Perform load/performance testing as needed.
  • Develop comprehensive system, technical and how-to documentation as needed.
  • Mentor developers as needed.
  • Participate in production support pager duty rotation, including weekend and off-hour support coverage.

Skills Required:


  • Ability to provide strong technical leadership to guide application development teams. 
  • Ability to provide systems architecture, design, development, testing and deployment direction and deliverables.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for frequent mentoring and collaboration.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Motivated to research, prototype, document and share new technology and best practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of J2EE Patterns, Object-Oriented analysis/design.
  • Experience with Linux servers.
  • Experience with application systems performance analysis and load testing.

Skills Preferred:

WAS Liberty:

  • Experience with Windows (Server)Operating system.
  • Strong technical skills in HTML, XML, Web Services, WAS Liberty, WebLogic, PCF, DB2.

Experience Required:

  • Software Craftsmanship.
  • Coaching others.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience as a lead technical developer on an enterprise application development project.

Education Required:

  • 4 year degree.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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