Java Developer in Richfield, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  854324


Title: Java Developer

Duration: Projected through 1/31/19

Work Location: Richfield, MN

Position Overview:


What would a normal day for this position look like??

75% of the time actually doing the developing

The remainder of the day is Iteration Planning, Retrospectives, Showcases, and Design Sessions


Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies that you are looking for in a candidate?

Required Experience
10+ years of relevant systems software engineering experience
BS/MS in computer science or engineering (or equivalent professional experience)
Experience with large-scale distributed systems and web oriented architectures
Developing Spring/Java/Maven applications
Aggressive Refactoring
High comfort level with Unix
Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design

Preferred Experience
Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCE, etc.)

Experience with JSON/RESTful services and best practices therein

Collaborating with downstream consumers and upstream providers to establish sound API contracts
Pair Programming (Social skills)
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Infrastructure Automation (Chef in particular)
Experience with testing frameworks (JUnit and Spock in particular)



What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Sense of humor


Will there be testing required for this role? If so, what test would you like administered & who would you like to administer?

Interview will include a code sample and question/answer.


Prescreening Questions:

Must be submitted on resume, no exceptions!

  1. Based on your experience, what is your most- and least-favorite thing about pair programming?
  2. How much pairing would you do in a typical day of your ideal job?
  3. Is simplicity a feature of a system?
  4. How do you deal with ambiguous requirements?
  5. How often do you refactor?  
  6. How do you approach technical debt and what are some plans you’ve made to deal with it?


Interview Process Overview:


45 minute phone interview with Hacker Rank followed by 90 minute in person panel interview









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