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Software Engineer - Arlington, VA - Hobsons

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Java Engineer - Arlington, VA - Hobsons

Software Engineer - Java (Arlington, VA)

Want to make a difference in the life of a student?

Are you passionate about the latest web technology trends?

Do you constantly look for ways to develop something better?

Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Software Engineer to join our growing Product Development team in our Arlington, VA office. The Software Engineer at Hobsons will be involved in significant development projects. We are seeking candidates that have strong development experience and who are passionate about the latest industry trends and innovations occurring in web based products.


Design and develop software components using Java technologies
Collaborate with other team members to incorporate best practices and innovations into our products
Leverage team development standards, patterns and design principles in daily activities
Collaborate closely with Product Managers and User Experience during discovery, design and development
Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space

B.S. in Computer Science with 5+ years’ experience with Web Application development using Java
Extensive development experience using Java, JavaScript, RESTful web services, HTML, CSS
Experience with MVC frameworks like Spring 3, Struts 2
Passionate about Test Driven Development
In-depth knowledge of OO design patterns
Ability to work through the entire stack from data layer to presentation layer
Very strong technical competence and background delivering projects on time
Experience with popular JavaScript libraries e.g. JQuery, is a plus
Agile scrum experience is a plus
PHP experience is a plus
Android development experience is a plus

All candidates will be required to complete a code challenge.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

We are a hard-working, fun-loving office, and we’re looking for the right fit—someone with great communication skills and a solid work ethic who picks up skills quickly.

Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:

Health Insurance
Life & Disability Insurance
Dental Plan
401K Plan
Metro SmartBenefits (Pre-Tax Option)
Generous Paid Time Off Program

We have a corporate commitment to education and actively participate in charity work to support schools locally and abroad. Through our work with PLAN (www.planusa.org), our staff joins in an annual campaign to improve education in developing nations. In the past three years, groups of employees from Hobsons have traveled to Ghana, Bolivia, and Vietnam to build educational facilities.

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