Java Developer

Location : Canberra

Clearance Must be able to obtain Baseline

Expiry Date 2023-09-12

Applications closing on: Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Title: Java Developer

Duration: 12 + 12 + 12 months

Job Type: Contract

Clearance: Able to obtain Baseline clearance


Working arrangements

Preference will be given to ACT based workers that can attend the office several days a week.



Client is seeking 2 skilled Senior Java Developers to assist with Java development tasks for the maintenance and evolution of Centre life-critical system.

This role is to maintain and enhance the system backend including JEE, Tomcat and Spring applications.

  • Develop enterprise-grade software using Java and RDB technologies
  • Design, create and manage solutions on AWS Cloud
  • Design data models, translate to physical data models and implement using a database
  • Implement CRUD operations on the database using Java Object-Relational Mapping frameworks
  • Produce and maintain detailed design artifacts & technical specifications
  • Create and work with RESTful OpenAPI specifications, SOAP WSDLs, XML Schemas
  • Develop and maintain DevOps workflows using Jenkins, Git, GitHub, Maven

Essential criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in analysis, design, planning, support, documentation, and presentation contexts.
  • Ability to work autonomously, especially to ask questions, engage with business and gather requirements
  • At least 8 years Java experience, enterprise design patterns, JPA, Hibernate ORM, JEE an advantage, data structures, concurrency.
  • Technical skills
    • Broad experience with internal and external data integrations, e.g., SOAP and REST APIs, OpenAPI/XSD Schemas, XML/JSON, JMS
    • AWS development (EC2, Lambdas, API Gateway, Beanstalk, S3, SQS, CloudFormation). Unix/Linux, Bash
    • Maven, Artifact Repositories, Continuous Integration, Unit and System Integration testing.
  • Major database experience, including data modelling, stored procedures. Oracle preferred.
  • Willingness to be 24×7 on-call. Historically calls escalated to the dev team between 10pm and 6am are rare, one per year. 

Desirable criteria

  • Reactive programming.
  • Spring/SpringBoot.
  • Work as a member of an integrated Agile team comprising technical and non-technical personnel
  • Strong commitment to software engineering processes and a proven ability to develop robust and maintainable software given complex requirements.

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