Java Technical Lead

Charlotte, North Carolina
Not Specified
Oct 04, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
Job Type
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Job Description

Allstate is currently looking for a Java Technical Lead that will be responsible for the support and maintenance of a large web based application used by Allstate Roadside Services. The technical lead will be responsible for mentoring more junior developers, setting design and coding standards and completing code reviews. The technical lead also works closely with business partners to define requirements for the application they support.


  • Critiques and evaluates detailed business, functional, and high-level technical requirements (including recovery, security and audit)
  • Evaluates detailed technical design components and acts as a referral expert in appropriate languages, data structures, vended packages, techniques and design methods
  • Maintains component design standards
  • Designs solutions for high-complexity projects
  • Ensures that design reviews are scheduled and executed. Provides feedback and recommends solutions. Ensure that design standards and documentation are followed
  • Assists with detailed project estimating and milestone planning. Reviews and validate accuracy of others' estimates and works with project managers in continuous process improvement for estimating
  • Contributes to determining programming approach, tools, and techniques that best meet the business requirements. Promotes and defines development standards
  • Performs coding of complex modules, as needed
  • Ensures project change management approach is followed and that enhancements are appropriately prioritized and developed, and all documentation is completed appropriately
  • Acts as technical expert for less experienced application developers
  • Ensures code review is conducted and certify that code meets quality standards. Reviews and critiques code presented by team members and ensures code review is conducted and certifies that code meets quality standards
  • Leads and organizes testing reviews. Tracks and resolves complex defects and assists in planning efforts of complex functional tests in support of Quality Control (QC)
  • Defines and manage process by which support and technical assistance is performed
  • Performs root cause analysis to prevent recurrence of problem and manages the resolution of complex problems
  • Ensures delivery of change management activities supporting production deployments to Developers, Quality Control Analysts, and Environment Management personnel
  • Reviews application configuration
  • Manages vendor relationships

Job Qualifications

  • Programming Languages: Java, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL
  • Technologies: J2EE, Spring Frameworks, Struts 2, JSP, JDBC, IBATIS (preferred)
  • Application Servers: WebSphere or equivalent
  • Database Systems: Oracle, SQL Developer/TOAD
  • Developer Tools: Eclipse/RAD, Jenkins, GIT, CVS (preferred as we still have our legacy code history here)
  • Unit Testing: JUnit with Mockito Framework , knowledge on any unit testing framework for JavaScript
  • Education: Associates or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS and/or equivalent work experience; 5-7 years of application development experience

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