[vox-jobs] Lead Java Developer - Sacramento

Owen Barton owen.barton at civicactions.com
Sat Jan 7 16:23:55 PST 2017

CivicActions is seeking individuals with experience in architecture and
design of backend web development, writing web applications using a
test-driven deployment approach, and using relational and non-relational
database systems. Is comfortable working in an agile and lean environment
to routinely deploy changes. For this position, a minimum of 3 years
developing and deploying backend web applications in an agile environment
is required. This role works within our agile process as a key
engineering resource for the scrum team with our clients in the public
sector. The current position requires on site interactions with clients and
users in Sacramento California. You must be a Sacramento resident or be
willing to travel to Sacramento for this project. US citizenship is
required for this position.

*Responsibilities & Qualifications*

Your good sense of humor, collaborative and helpful nature, open and high
quality communication style will be a great addition to our talented team.
Your presence will help transform our government agency clients such that
they are delighted to come to work every day.

We are a mission minded team and we want others to join us who have a real
passion for using technology to make a positive change in our world. You
should be comfortable in a consulting or professional services environment
and working with cross-functional Agile teams. We like to see a track
record of contributions to open community projects.

*Does this all sound good so far? Great, keep reading!*

   - Backend web development using Java
   - Develop product roadmaps, backlogs, and measurable success criteria,
   and writing user stories
   - Authoring developer-friendly documentation (e.g., API documentation,
   deployment operations)
   - Developing and Consuming web-based, RESTful APIs with the Dropwizard
   Java framework
   - Communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
   - Creating and executing automated unit, integration, and acceptance
   - Using and working in team environments that use agile methodologies
   (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
   - Use of version control systems, specifically Git and GitHub
   - Quickly researching and learning new programming tools and techniques
   - Writing and working with open source solutions and community

*Desired Skill Set*

   - Intense curiosity about people and human interactions
   - Ability to appreciate and communicate with both introverts and
   - Desire to become an extraordinary communicator by searching inside
   - Ability to see patterns and identify unstated needs
   - Experience with GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Slack
   - Familiarity with Elasticsearch
   - Experience with Apache CFX for serializing and deserializing Java
   Objects to and from SOAP based messages, while maintaining security with
   headers and tokens.
   - Assessing test coverage (e.g. Cobertura)
   - Code quality monitoring (e.g. SonarQube)
   - Complementary/specialized skills such as coding and debugging are also
   a plus


We excel in our benefits offering and believe that people who are well
taken care of can be more balanced, healthy and happy. We offer 100%
company-paid medical insurance, disability insurance and life insurance. We
have a generous 401(k) program. We have an open vacation policy
and employees are encouraged to take time off as needed to feel balanced,
productive and healthy. We have paid maternity and paternity leave. We have
an annual all hands retreat to connect with each other in person. We also
emphasize professional development and offer an annual stipend. Community
participation is important to us and we ask that you spend 5% of your
working time giving back to a community that you care about. We attempt to
default to open our work products. This means that it is out intention that
your life's work while working at CivicActions will be published under
public license enabling you to bring your passion fully into your
activities without the fear that your expressions will be locked away or
kept from having a positive impact in the world.


Historically, we have been a fully distributed remote team. This current
position will require being located in Sacramento, California for a minimum
of three months and possibly longer, therefore we are seeking candidates
who reside in Sacramento or are willing to commute on a daily or weekly


We strive for a more diverse team and women, people of color, and
physically-challenged people are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Apply at https://civicactions.com/careers/
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