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The Operations Strategic Support Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.
Senior Applications Developer – Java
The Development team creates and maintains web and desktop applications that augment and integrate Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions. Primary solutions are internally business facing to support our engineering processes.
What You’ll Do:
- Creation and maintenance of business logic layer API Web Service that extends functionality of COTS solution.
- General administration of TomEE application server.
- Collaborate with team members and business users to clarify requirements and confirm design/implementation.
- Partner with business representatives to ensure requirements are well understood and documented to achieve successful delivery.
- Actively work with the software development manager and architecture managers to align to a consistent technology vision and drive application development standards.
- Research and recommend database development best practices
- Facilitate peer-programming and design sessions/reviews with team members.
- Participate in code reviews.
- Foster and be a leader of a collaborative and team-oriented environment.
- Collaborate with other Application Developers on problem analysis and resolution and provide support as needed.
- Provide technical assistance to others.
- Ensure development quality is being tracked and improved using techniques like Unit Testing and Peer Review.
- Work closely with BA/QA team members to create test plans and ensure that issues are properly identified, fixed, and tested.
- Mentor team members to progress their technical and professional skills.
- Take the lead on solving and implementing difficult technology challenges and drive our team to successful delivery.
- Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
- Perform other duties as necessary.
What You’ll Need:
- Bachelor’s in Information Technology or a related technical field plus 8 or more years related experience.
- Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
- 8+ years of experience developing in Java and using object-oriented development practices preferred.
- 5+ years of experience developing web-based applications using Java preferred.
- 5+ years of experience working with web services (REST JSON) preferred.
- 3+ years of experience with CI/CD pipelines and automated build/test tools preferred.
- Broad and deep understanding of application servers including experience with configuration and troubleshooting.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional, and able to communicate with all levels of management.
- Ability to work under minimal direct supervision.
- Must have experience with the following:
- Java 8+ / OpenJDK
- Java Application servers (JBoss/WildFly, TomEE, Tomcat, WebLogic)
- IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ)
- Java Web Services, both SOAP (JAX-WS) & REST (JAX-RS, RESTEasy, Spring)
- Maven (preferred) or Ant, Gradle and version control (Git preferred)
- Experience with any of the following technologies is preferred:
- Oracle RDMS
- Spring/Spring Boot
- SSIS or other ETL processing tools
- C# application development experience
- Unit Testing/Test Driven Development/Behavior Driven Design
- Team Foundation Services/Azure DevOps
- PL/SQL development
- Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
- Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.
Relocation for this position is not available.
Compensation & Benefits:
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $105,500 - $145,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.