Java Developer

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Published: May 13, 2019
Weldon Spring, MO
Job Type
Based on Experience


VantageLinks is a dedicated Information Technology (IT) staffing company supporting our clients with all their IT Needs. We currently have an opening for a Java Developer with one of our premier clients.


Position Overview
The Senior Systems Analyst of Aura performs analysis of business requirements, designs and develops software components, ensures quality process, and coordinates with customers on delivery and deployments. Works in team environment and provides technical guidance throughout the entire life cycle. Responsible to meet customer expectations, troubleshoot problems in the application and assist customers in implementation decisions.

6-12 Months Possible RTH

Location: Weldon Spring, MO


  • Act as technical expert of automated underwriting software solution development, throughout the life cycle including making a supporting development and maintenance of project plans, coordinating team staff assignments, and monitoring projects against budget and project plans.
  • Analyze business requirements, develop functional specifications and perform gap analysis of existing information systems. Develop high-level technical specifications and detailed program specifications for review with project team, including other development staff.
  • Define the development process based on the project requirements, which varies depending on external client development methodologies, direct the activities of onsite, offshore, and external client technical resources on the project and provide the status and feedback to the project stakeholders.
  • Engage regularly with external clients to ensure customers’ expectations are met, gain understanding when desired outcomes are not feasible and provide alternative solutions to meet objective(s).
  • Design and develop software for new functionality, improvements and system longevity. Ensure the ongoing support activities to meet the customers’ service level agreement.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and perform cost/benefit analysis for RTP projects.
  • Ensure software quality processes are adhered to, prepare the required documentation of technical architecture and design are completed and communicated in a timely manner.
  • Provide training and mentor the team members and users as required.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • LOMA certification
  • Oracle/Java Certification


  • 5+ years of experience in programming/systems analysis.
  • 3+ years of experience in life insurance specific programming/systems analysis
  • Advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into systems’ design and technical solutions and perform solution gap analysis
  • Expert knowledge of object oriented programming using Java, Spring technologies, and Gradle
  • Expert knowledge in developing web applications using JavaScript and JS React
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services technologies (Docker, Lamdas, etc.)
  • Design and develop software components and enhance system performance
  • Ability to prepare and present application and programming design solutions
  • Conduct feasibility study of customer requirements and provide cost benefit analysis with right architectural solutions
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum SDLC methodology and lead the development team to achieve the project milestones and goals
  • Engage and coordinate internal teams with teams outside of immediate group such as helpdesk, vendors to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical, performance and other application issues within the stipulated time boundaries
  • Ability to work with external customers around the world, adapting to different software development methodologies and cultural approaches to projects depending upon client need, maintain effective relationship and trust
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Complex analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership to developers
  • Ability to work well within and provide some leadership to an agile team.
  • Ability to multi-task and high level of comfort with change


  • 7+ years of experience in programming and systems analysis
  • 5+ years insurance and/or reinsurance industry knowledge
  • Multi-lingual skills
  • Strong knowledge of programming using Groovy and Grails.

Technical Requirements
Java/JEE, HTML/XML/XSLT, Spring, JQuery/JavaScript, Groovy/Grails, Web Services, React Gradle/Ant, Jen, Hibernate, Oracle/PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, NoSql Databases, AngularJTFS/GIT, Protractor/Cucu, JBoss/Tomcat UML/design patterns Unix/Windows Agile/Scrum



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