Global Data Consultants

Sr. Java Developer

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/26/2018 3:50 PM)
Job ID
Shawn Piper


Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Sr. Java Developer in the Harrisburg, PA area.


  • Provide high-level and detailed estimates for analysis, design and development activities per defined requirements.
  • Gain thorough understanding of the requirements for functionality being developed.
  • Translate requirements into design artifacts for software subsystems in accordance with defined software architecture and applicable project design standards.
  • Collaborate with product Business Analysts and Quality Analysts to understand and refine software requirements in the form of Use Cases.
  • Autonomously implement (code, test) software from technical documentation and requirements.
  • Code and execute unit tests.
  • Update technical documentation and unit tests when making software changes.
  • Maintain operational readiness of previously developed functionality through troubleshooting, repair and testing software defects per established implementation practices.
  • Adhere to design, coding and other defined quality standards.
  • Perform design and code reviews in collaboration with other team members, providing and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Collaborate with test development team to enable effective testing and resolution of issues during early implementation phases.
  • Adhere to project development processes including but not limited to documentation, defect tracking, software configuration management, status reporting and quality assurance.
  • Participate in and contribute to software architectural design discussions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or related field; related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement.
  • 5+ years of experience of Java programming language and J2EE architecture with demonstrable understanding of OO software design.
  • In-depth knowledge of SQL, including complex multi-table queries.
  • Understanding of logical database design and physical database structures.
  • Experience with RDBMS with focus of tuning of complex queries.
  • Experience with complex multi-user issues, concurrency and transaction management.
  • Advanced knowledge of standard development tools: Eclipse, UML modeling tools.
  • Knowledge of analysis, design and implementation disciplines within RUP or Agile iterative software development lifecycle approaches.
  • Working knowledge of application servers (JBoss, WebSphere), including configuration, monitoring and tuning.
  • Experience with various open source tools and projects, such as ANT, Maven, CXF, Spring, Hibernate, HTML.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – able to present designs, and facilitate design discussions.
  • Willingness and ability to interact with internal and external clients.

Preferred Experience

  • Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 or higher preferred.
  • Experience with ESBs, rules engines, and/or BPMN engines preferred.
  • Experience in Flash and/or Flex development preferred.

What We Do

GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

What Makes GDC Different:

Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

Why Work for GDC?

  • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
  • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
  • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
  • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

Equal Opportunity Workplace:

GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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