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DCJUG/Data Driven DC Message Board › How to find really great Java architects...

How to find really great Java architects...

A former member
Post #: 10
We are starting to build extremely large line of business solutions with Java and I really need to find the best talent in the DC metro to help lead these architectures. Let me know where you think I can find the best of the best.

by the way.. Do any of you use i'm considering investing in the solution for our company.

here is an example of one of the roles we posted. I'm also curious if this is a good job description for getting a top tier architect. Please let me know.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Java Software Engineer with an interest in User Interface design to work on a multi-year effort to develop cutting-edge interfaces and interaction methods for a large Federal customer.

Working closely with the Lead Architect, the senior software engineer will participate in the system architecture design, systems engineering, development, integration testing and validation, and all aspects of the software life-cycle (requirements to design to implementation to test) for a browser based application implemented using Java and backend web services. The candidate will be responsible for developing and testing Java code as dictated by project requirement and working with/mentoring junior team members. The selected candidate will also support the Lead Architect in the technical management and execution of the project including coordinating tasking, ensuring that milestones are achieved, working with team members, and supporting meeting briefings.

BS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and 8+ years of software development experience including designing, programming, and documenting large-scale software systems on Windows and Unix/Linux

Minimum 5+ years of Java user-interface application development experience

Demonstrated expertise with Java, Java Frameworks (JSF, SpringMVC, etc.), Object-Oriented Design, XML, and UI design

Demonstrated expertise in software engineering practices (e.g., reading/generating software specs, design patterns, continuous integration)

First-hand experience working with large project teams (working with the Federal Government a strong plus)

Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively to develop innovative solutions to software problems

Demonstrated leadership of large-scale software engineering projects a strong plus

Service Oriented Architecture design and development experience a plus

Agile development experience a plus

Code (preferably Java but will accept any language) and writing samples may be requested

The selected candidate will need to obtain a government security clearance, therefore US citizenship is required.

Contact Information:
Interested, qualified individuals should send their resumes to:­
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