Java Developer

| Greater Denver Area

We are seeking an experienced Java Developer who is detail-oriented, organized, and passionate about technology to join the Java Center of Excellence. The growing IT staff works in a highly collaborative environment with a strong focus to continue to support FirstBank's commitment to our customers and employees.

The Java Applications Developer will develop, test, and implement software changes in a distributed applications environment according to existing software standards. Individuals in this position work as part of a team on medium-sized projects, and independently on smaller efforts. These efforts include the maintenance and modification of customer and internal facing applications. At times, responsibilities involve solving critical problems. All duties will be performed with minimal supervision.

As a Denver Post Top Workplaces award winner seven years in a row (2012-2018), FirstBank provides many great benefits for being a part of our family. From competitive salaries, employer-contributed retirement and health plans, some reduced fee banking services, paid time off, employer paid basic life insurance, short-term and long term disability policies, to holiday parties and more, you will be appreciated and made to feel at home at FirstBank.

FirstBank provides a high-paced work environment with different projects landing on your desk routinely. From building the back-end of new products, improving current products and designing internal systems, to managing our security systems, maintaining and improving infrastructure and much more, no week is the same. This is a challenging position that comes with great rewards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform coding, testing, and maintenance on programs
  • Contribute to the design of various sized projects
  • Provide support for systems and applications, with assistance as needed
  • Handle critical problems with assistance
  • Manage medium-sized projects, from analysis through implementation
  • Maintain appropriate documentation
  • Make suggestions for improving development processes
  • Work with vendors, with supervision
  • Pursue formal and informal educational opportunities to expand knowledge and improve skills
  • Assist with, and contribute to, the technical direction of the Java Center of Excellence
  • Continuously build and refine your Java environment
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or other related field, and a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 7 years, may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience with Java REST service development, design and associated tools

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • Experience with the Jersey REST framework and developing Java REST services
  • Understanding of Relational Databases, including Oracle
  • Working knowledge of SOAP services
  • Familiarity with the Apache Axis2 framework
  • Experience with Agile development and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented technology and Java
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with testing tools such as Postman or Fiddler
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Experience with IBM WebSphere, Liberty, and Apache Tomcat
  • Experience with Git/GitHub and/or other distributed version control systems
  • Working knowledge of change control processes
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Location

We are conveniently headquartered just west of Denver with amazing views of the mountains and downtown. Plus, the commute is refreshingly light.

An Insider's view of FirstBank

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at FirstBank is exactly what I was looking for. The flexible hours and work-from-home opportunities allow my work to fit into my life more easily. As someone who lives for the outdoors, whether it be climbing, fishing, or skiing, FirstBank has allowed me to maximize my productivity in the office while still pursuing my passions.

Asher

Java Developer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about building new solutions and migrating applications to the cloud. We are constantly looking for opportunities to deliver products and services built on leading-edge technologies that enable us to remain competitive. Moving to the cloud is allowing us to combine a flexible architecture and become responsive to business needs.

Fernando

Infrastructure Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I started 18 months ago as a Java Developer. I have already been promoted to the next level technically. There is continuous support from FirstBank to stay up to date with current technology trends, for example: online courses, classroom training and certifications.

Spandana

Java Developer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I take the approach that I work for my team: they are my customers. If I can respond to them quickly, then I can reinforce the momentum that they have worked so hard to create.

Albert

Chief Information Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FirstBank in April 2006 as a Management Trainee. As a recent graduate with a Marketing degree, I thought, “I’ll give this a try”. 13 years later I am now an Executive Vice President overseeing our PMO. I am grateful for the journey FirstBank has allowed me to take with my career. They truly value, promote, and support growth.

Trista

Executive Vice President

What are FirstBank Perks + Benefits

FirstBank Benefits Overview

FirstBank partners with our employees to achieve physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, professional and financial wellness to succeed at work and in life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In 2018, 725 FirstBank employees utilized our VTO program and those employees have volunteered 5,200 hours to non-profits in our communities this year!
Partners with Nonprofits
FirstBank has charitable employees who take great pride in giving back to their communities. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed over $57 million and countless hours to charitable organizations.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FirstBank offers multiple employee resource groups, including Veterans and Women in Technology.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FirstBank's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees and dependents cover out-of-pocket medical costs with pre-tax contributions up to $2,600 annually.
Disability Insurance
FirstBank provides both short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
FirstBank offers two PDPPlus dental plan options through MetLife. A unique feature for covered adults is one fluoride treatment during the year, at no additional cost.
Vision Benefits
Your eyesight deserves the best care. With FirstBank's vision plan, you have coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses
Health Insurance Benefits
FirstBank contributes to the premium cost of employees and their eligible dependents on single coverage health insurance.
Life Insurance
FirstBank covers two times an employees annual salary for life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance at no cost to the employee.
Wellness Programs
Each FirstBank employee has the ability to request up to $360 annually as a reimbursement for expenses associated with wellness (gym memberships, massages, manicures, food delivery service, etc.)
Onsite Gym
FirstBank has a state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center in the building. The gym is free if you use it 4 times each month, otherwise it's only $10 a month. Awesome group fitness classes are offered, too!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
FirstBank employees may contribute up to 80% of their salary to their 401k.
401(K) Matching
FirstBank is unlike many employers because we contribute to retirement plans whether the employee does or not.
Company Equity
FirstBank is proud to offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as one of our many benefits.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
If you're an early riser or like to sleep in, no problem! FirstBank offers flexible schedule with of core hours of 9am-4pm.
Remote Work Program
Most of our tech employees have the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days per week.
Family Medical Leave
FMLA provides 12 work weeks of unpaid, protected leave and FirstBank extends those protections for up to 90 calendar days for eligible employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FirstBank believes that our employees are the key to what makes a great company and that a balance between work and non-work activities is essential. You begin accruing PTO on your first day.
Paid Volunteer Time
Because we believe in doing what's best for our employees and communities, each year FirstBank gives its employees 2 full days to volunteer in the community however they choose.
Paid Holidays
Being a bank, we offer employees 8 paid holidays per year on top of PTO!
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
If you prefer to take public transportation, we will provide you with a free RTD pass and have a shuttle waiting to pick you up light rail station to bring you to and from headquarters.
Company Outings
Game Room
We have a game room with a pool table, foosball, Ping-Pong, and a classic arcade console that is open at all times.
Parking
You'll never have to worry about parking. We have a full parking garage at no cost to employees, plus additional onsite parking, a bike closet, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Fitness Subsidies
As part of the wellness program, you can use your quarterly allotment toward fitness memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to full access to LinkedIn Learning and a dedicated conference attendance budget, FirstBank has an in-house training team that provides training for all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
We reimburse employees up to $3,000 annually for tuition and books for business-related classes. We also help cover cost for employee's children to pursue post-high school education and training.
Diversity Program
FirstBank is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness, team-building exercises, and the encouragement of on-going dialogue with employees.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
FirstBank offers multiple mentorship programs, including Women in Technology and Elevate Leadership.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
FirstBank will reimburse a Technology employee for the testing fees associated with obtaining a qualified Technology certification.

Additional Perks + Benefits

FirstBank offers a number of career stages so employees can explore opportunities in a way that keeps them growing, challenged and contributing. We believe in our talent so much that we primarily use a promote from within approach.

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