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Sr. Java Developer

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Posted: 04/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Software Development Job Number: 12369

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City, St. Louis, and Denver Areas.


We are currently looking for a Sr. Java Developer to join our team.


  • Act as technical expert of automated underwriting software solution development, throughout the life cycle including making a supporting development and maintenance of project plans, coordinating team staff assignments, and monitoring projects against budget and project plans.
  • Analyze business requirements, develop functional specifications and perform gap analysis of existing information systems.
  • Develop high-level technical specifications and detailed program specifications for review with project team, including other development staff.
  • Define the development process based on the project requirements, which varies depending on external client development methodologies, direct the activities of onsite, offshore, and external client technical resources on the project and provide the status and feedback to the project stakeholders.
  • Engage regularly with external clients to ensure customers’ expectations are met, gain understanding when desired outcomes are not feasible and provide alternative solutions to meet objective(s).
  • Design and develop software for new functionality, improvements and system longevity. Ensure the ongoing support activities to meet the customers’ service level agreement.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and perform cost/benefit analysis for RTP projects. 
  • Ensure software quality processes are adhered to, prepare the required documentation of technical architecture and design are completed and communicated in a timely manner.
  • Provide training and mentor the team members and users as required.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 5+ years of experience in programming/systems analysis.
  • 3+ years of experience in life insurance specific programming/systems analysis.
  • Advanced ability to translate business needs and problems into systems’ design and technical solutions and perform solution gap analysis.
  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented programming using Java, Spring technologies, and Gradle.
  • Expert knowledge in developing web applications using JavaScript and JS React.
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services technologies (Docker, Lamdas, etc.).
  • Design and develop software components and enhance system performance.
  • Ability to prepare and present application and programming design solutions.
  • Conduct feasibility study of customer requirements and provide cost benefit analysis with right architectural solutions.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum SDLC methodology and lead the development team to achieve the project milestones and goals.
  • Engage and coordinate internal teams with teams outside of immediate group such as helpdesk, vendors to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical, performance and other application issues within the stipulated time boundaries.
  • Ability to work with external customers around the world, adapting to different software development methodologies and cultural approaches to projects depending upon client need, maintain effective relationship and trust.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Complex analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership to developers.
  • Ability to work well within and provide some leadership to an agile team.
  • Ability to multi-task and high level of comfort with change.


  • 7+ years of experience in programming and systems analysis.
  • 5+ years insurance and/or reinsurance industry knowledge.
  • Multi-lingual skills.
  • Strong knowledge of programming using Groovy and Grails.


Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
java, spring, javascript, agile, react, groovy, hibernate

Nick Bilpush

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