Senior Application Developer

Gravity IT Resources

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Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning

  • Acquire and interpret business requirements, creates a functional specification, and determines the most efficient/appropriate technologies.
  • While following department established standards, influence users in determining the best design to meet project requirements. Responsible for implementing approved architecture design.
  • Design, submit and review technical and process improvement recommendations as a member of the technical leadership team.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Perform complex programming assignments requiring an advanced aptitude of established programming standards, methods, and best practices.
  • Design application and database components for development projects.
  • Perform analysis of business models, logical specifications, and/or customer requirements to design and build Internet solutions utilizing multiple technologies.
  • Mitigate significant risks associated with projects, which have a high technical complexity and/or involve significant challenges to the business.
  • Understand the business problem being solved and recommend the best solution.

Operational Management

  • Maintain and modify applications; make approved changes by amending application documentation, developing detailed programming logic, and coding changes.
  • Provide support for critical application problems and issues. Develop proactive measures to ensure issue is solved and or easily discovered going forward.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in the discovery and investigation of critical production problems as required.
  • Collaborate with business domain experts to analyze and assess existing business critical functions. Recommend improvements to operational processes.
  • Assist Project Manager in the definition, gathering, development, and documentation of business and/or technical requirements, objectives, deliverables, design specifications and project plans.
  • Participate in requirements gathering and design responsibilities.  Create documentation such as Technical Requirements and High-Level Design documents.
  • Collaborate with other developers, programmers, and designers in conceptualizing and development of new software programs and applications.
  • Lead or participate in software design reviews.
  • Assist in the diagnosis and correction of system issues and software bugs. Participate in measures to prevent them from happening again.

Incidental Functions


  • Conduct research into new technologies, including tools, components, and frameworks.
  • Train and knowledge share with development teams.
  • Mentor and coach developers and/or Professional Apprentices.
  • Self manage project work, tasks and status reporting as necessary.
  • Make presentations to management, clients, and peer groups as requested.
  • Provide off hour support for critical application problems and issues.
  • Analyze performance of programs and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with clients and approval of supervisor.
  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Minimal travel may be required
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday may be required.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years of IT experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Experience working with customers to build and formulate business requirements.
  • 5+ years Java, ORM/JPA/Hibernate, Web Services, Object-oriented design techniques, and common design patterns. 
  • 3+ years of experience in writing SQL queries and stored procedures to Oracle databases.
  • Experience testing, debugging, and diagnosing software bugs and system issues.
  • Experience in automated testing desired.
  • Microservices experience
    • Advanced skills implementing API and Microservices architecture using any of the market leading solutions
    • Experience in implementing business critical, high volume, and highly available services is a must.
    • A strong hands-on development track records building integration and application utilizing a variety of technologies, development tools and database systems.


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