J2EE Application Architect

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Job Title: J2EE Applications Architect
Job Location:  Tallahassee, FL (On-Site)
Job Type: Contract (Through 6-30-25)
General Info:
The Applications Architect will provide design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy. Develops enterprise level application and custom integration solutions including major enhancements and interfaces, functions and features. They will also use a variety of platforms to provide automated systems applications to customers. They will also provide expertise regarding the integration of applications across the business. They will determine specifications, then plans, designs, and develops the most complex and business critical software solutions, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes—either individually or in concert with project team. They will assist in the most difficult support problems. They will develop programming and development standards and procedures as well as programming architectures for code reuse. This person will have in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art programming languages and object-oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging programs. They will also understand and consistently applies the attributes and processes of current application development methodologies. They will research and maintain knowledge in emerging technologies and possible application to the business. They will be viewed both internally and externally as a technical expert and critical technical resource across multiple disciplines. They will act as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor and change agent.
Job Responsibilities:
Our client is seeking to augment its Software and Data Services team with a technical resource that has expertise in:

  • developing web application by analyzing requirements, evaluating and applying software design blueprints, and
  • constructing web-enabled software components. The resource must be fully knowledgeable and experienced in
  • deploying web applications in an AIX, Websphere 7.0 and Oracle 11g database environment.

Day-to-Day responsibilities will at a minimum include, but is not limited to:

  1. Analyze the current infrastructure of the Lottery’s website and
    1. make the necessary modifications to ensure a stateless environment;
    2. Research, recommend and implement a better solution for dynamic caching;
    3. Analyze and implement changes to the website application to address any

security vulnerabilities;

  1. Assist team in the conversion to Struts 2 framework;
  2. Assist in any project that requires Web Services for communication;
  3. Develop and maintain Oracle PL/SQL procedures and be able to retrieve,  update, insert and delete data from Oracle databases;
  4. Mentor Lottery applications staff to achieve self-reliance with all projects assigned and completed;
  5.  Identify processes for improvement, document existing processes, identify and analyze gaps between current processes and product capabilities, design new processes, develop process performance measures and assist team with transition to a new process;
  6. Handle day-to-day management of assigned projects and prioritize workload to ensure project deadlines are met; and Write technical documentation.

Preferred Skills + Experience:

  • Minimum 6 – 8 years’ experience as a J2EE Application Architect.
  • Experience in building and deploying web applications in an AIX, Websphere 7.0 and Oracle 11g database environment
  • Advanced knowledge of relational database design, object-oriented design and programming and web development frameworks (specifically Struts)
  • Strong technical skills in HTML, XML, SQL, JSP, JavaScript and Java
  • Experience using Rational Application Developer software
  • Strong knowledge transfer and mentoring skills
  • Ability to communicate technical documentation effectively to both technical and non-technical members of the team.

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