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Sr. Java Engineer

Newark, NJ


Our client is looking for a direct perm candidate.

This position will be part of the Application Modernization Engineering team. You will collaborate with other Managers, Technical Leads, Developers, Testers, Product Owners and Architects cross Prudential to build the next generation of micro services for Prudential.

This individual will design, create, test, and deploy solutions across multiple technology domains and will have the opportunity to influence, differentiate, and guide our business and technology solutions by implementing the robust technical capabilities that will enable Prudential to better serve our customers. The candidate must be able to learn new technologies as we adopt them and evolve as our applications evolve. Excellent written and oral communication skills are an absolute must. 

  • Collaborate with technology, architecture, product management and design teams to drive outcomes with focus on enriched customer experience
  • Foster an iterative/Agile environment
  • Work across teams to produce elegant solutions to challenging engineering and business problems
  • Write original code to deliver end to end solution using innovative approaches to complex design problems
  • Build features, enhancements, bugfixes along with coding and unit testing
  • Conducts troubleshooting and remediation of production problems when needed
  • Support the features in all environments and provide/maintain supporting documentation.
  • Perform code reviews and releases
  • Remediates defects found in code through the lifecycle of the code
  • Reverse engineers code as needed

Education and Experience:
  • Must possess an undergraduate degree with a concentration in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in the development and design of complex applications
  • Understanding of Agile SDLC methodologies is required

Technical Qualifications:
  • Deep proficiency in more than one programming language is required. Knowledge of Spring boot framework, Microservices, AWS,  Java, SQL, will be required
  • Strong understanding and experience of asynchronous processing technologies like Active Mq, Kafka, AWS SQS.
  • Must have experience with service implementation using rest -based standards, experience with developing true microservices highly desirable
  • Must have previous experience building and delivering APIs and platforms for consumption at scale
  • Must understand and have worked with security concepts like authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signature, MFA, SSL, etc.
  • Must have experience with web service proxies, firewalls, multi-protocol gateways, etc.
  • Must know how to build applications for and in the cloud (preferably AWS) and understand the core AWS services and apply best practices regarding security and scalability.
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.
  • Proficiency writing code for serverless applications such as EC2, Lambda and API Gateway
  • Understanding of cloud databases and NoSQL concepts (DynamoDB, Aurora) including caching (ElastiCache)
  • Build highly performing & scalable microservices following enterprise guidelines & standards.
  • Ability to use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on Cloud (preferably AWS) using GIT lab, Jenkins and cloud formation templates
  • Experience with AWS EKS, SQS, SES,s3 & Redis is a plus.
  • Experience with GIT source control & GitHub enterprise
  • Experience in using Jira, confluence and Service Now.
  • Experience with developing large scale, high traffic, auto scalable applications in the cloud highly desired


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