Java Developer in Boston, MA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job #:  819540



Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.

Apex has an opportunity for a Java/Messaging Software Engineer role in the Downtown Boston, MA area. This is a 6 month contract to Full Time/Perm position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details: 

For applicants who are interested in this Java/Messaging Software Engineer opportunity; please send a Word resume to Claudio Baccari, Senior Professional Recruiter-Application Delivery Lead (ADL), at

Position: Java/Messaging Software Engineer

Apex Job ID: 819540

Location: Downtown Boston, MA

Rate: Negotiable based on experience

Duration: 6 month contract to Full Time/Perm

Position Description:

Our client’s developers are responsible for review business needs, providing a technical design, implementation, testing and maintaining software.  Our client is looking for creative individuals who are driven to produce great solutions while following standards and industry best practices.  This position requires intelligent and self-motivated developers.

  1. As part of an agile team, work closely with business analysts, architects and QA.
  2. Participate in planning activities, collaborate and coordinates the efforts across development teams.
  3. Provide suggestions and adjustments as needed to deliver quality software within project scope and timeframes.
  4. Promote and perform development work consistent with industry standards and best practices
  5. Where applicable, refactor existing code for performance improvements and compliance with latest standards
  6. Ability to work independently and understand application functionality through reverse engineering code
  7. Perform unit testing and support test automation.
  8. Apply continuous integration and continuous delivery techniques.
  9. Conduct peer code reviews.
  10. Work on R&D activities and prototypes.
  11. Support Tier 1 systems once they are up and running.

This is a new position to help with additional work flow.

Must haves:

Strong Core Java skills
Messaging experience (any kind of messaging is fine; JMS, ActiveMQ, etc)
Experience working in the Investments/Trading industry (experience working with investment data is required)
Relational Database experience (our client uses MySQL but any relational database is acceptable)
JDBC experience is required
Unit Testing experience (our client uses JUnit but any tool is acceptable)

Nice to haves:

AWS experience
Hedge Fun/Private Equity experience
ElasticSearch, Lucene and/or Solr experience

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to pass a background check

Additional Benefits:

Health and Medical Benefits options

Apex Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages female and minority applicants to apply.


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