Java Developer
USAA - San Antonio, TX

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As a Fortune 200 financial services company with more than $113.5 billion in owned and managed assets, USAA is on a mission - to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. military and their families worldwide. Headquartered on a showcase campus in San Antonio, TX, USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource, our 23,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture.

Recently Ranked 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune in 2012 , we are recognized for the superior service we provide to our members, and the exemplary work environment we provide for our employees. Everything that happens at USAA is based on our core values: Service, Loyalty, Honesty, and Integrity. These are the foundations of how we do business with our members, as well as how we treat each other.

We are currently seeking a talented Java Developer for our San Antonio, TX facility.

USAA continuously seeks talented personnel for future opportunities. This sourcing requisition (REQ #15591) is designed for individuals with recent experience as a Java Developer who are interested in career opportunities within USAA. Applying to this sourcing requisition indicates that you have an interest in those future career opportunities and does NOT constitute an actual application to a specific position. When selected positions for Java Developer are added to our career website, highly qualified candidates will be notified via email and asked to apply to those specific positions if you are interested in the opportunity. Again, this sourcing requisition is not for a specific position. It is designed for candidates interested in future opportunities and allows USAA to keep you apprised of those new opportunities.
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Acquires and applies broad knowledge of the business, its products, and/or processes. Gathers and analyses user and system requirements, respond to outages and creates application system models. Prepares concepts for information system solutions and may evaluate the cost effectiveness of these concepts. May coordinate system application transition from development teams to maintenance and production team; constructs and implements necessary controls to assure system / application traceability. Ensures system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Applies and enhances policies, standards and procedures. Resolves issues of and navigates obstacles to deliver work product. Serves as a resource to less experienced team members on escalated issues of a routine nature.

  • Consistently applies learned processes, procedures and workflows to include (however not limited to) the software development lifecycle and/or release processes.
  • Creates system requirements, performs design and analysis, coding of medium to high complexity, unit testing of core system functionality and corrects defects during various phases of testing.
  • Independently install, customize and integrate commercial software packages. Facilitates root cause analysis of system issues.
  • May serve as the subject matter expert on development techniques. Creates system documentation/play book and participates as a reviewer and contributor in requirements, design and code reviews.
  • Receives more complex work packages from manager/delegates. Develops accurate estimates, and creates project and component work packages based on specifications.
  • Identify ideas to improve system performance and impact availability and resolves complex technical design issues.
  • May serve as a mentor on procedural matters to junior team members.
Minimum Requirements for a JAVA Developer II:
  • Bachelors degree or 4 years of IT work experience.
  • 2+ years of practical core Java, J2EE, and Object Oriented Programming experience.
  • Working knowledge of Webservices development
Minimum Requirements for a JAVA Developer I:
  • Bachelors degree or 4 years of IT work experience.
  • 4+ years of practical core Java, J2EE, and Object Oriented Programming experience.
  • Working knowledge of Webservices development
Minimum Requirements for a Sr. JAVA Developer:
  • Bachelors degree or 6 years of IT work experience.
  • 6+ years of practical core Java, J2EE, and Object Oriented Programming experience.
  • Working knowledge of Webservices development.
  • 2+ years client side development experience.
  • 2+ years of server side development experience.
  • 2+ years of C++ experience.
  • Understanding of SOA and vendor integration.
  • 2+ years leading teams of developers implement large distributed projects.
  • WebSphere experience.
  • Hands on experience on design and development of web applications using J2EE.
The above descriptions reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including business casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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