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Sr. Java Developer

Apex Systems Columbia Contractor
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Apex Systems has an immediate Full-Stack Java Development opening supporting an enterprise level Government Integrator in the Columbia, MD area. The qualified individual will be part of a collaborative and agile team that supports and builds modern, standards-based responsive web application for mission-critical health IT solutions. Please see below for specific skillsets and responsibilities.  If you, or someone you know may be interested, please forward an updated resume to Matt Kisling at URL blocked - click to apply  

Location: Columbia, MD

Duration: Contract to Hire (can also do long term contract)

Compensation: $120,000-140,000/year (comparable w2 hourly rate initially)

Technical Landscape: Java/J2EE, Spring Boot, Spring Data, JPA, Hibernate, Microservices Architecture, JBPM/Drools is a plus


  • Responsible for the execution of a Scrum/Agile Development Task Order.
  • Maintaining Enterprise Applications and user interface.
  • Perform product updates, upgrades and apply patches to the application and the underlying platform.
  • Working with different service owners to logically group individual data points into actionable categories.
  • Proactively identifying gaps within the monitoring solution and remediating those gaps.
  • Working with service owners to filter irrelevant data and alerts.
  • Strong knowledge of database SQLs and Stored Procedures
  • Experience with automated unit test methodologies and tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of software development best practices, Agile, and/or other rapid application development methodologies.
  • Experience with test driven development, build tools/continuous integration and version control systems
  • Conduct system audit reviews and perform maintenance functions as required to ensure system health.
  • Ensure Section 508 Compliance.
  • Perform daily system checks, review and respond to events reflected in various management tools, perform server patch management

 Required Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree & 7-10 years’ of relevant experience as a Java Developer
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing analysis and designing of solutions.
  • Hands on experience in CI/CD environments, using tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Ant
  • Proven hands on experience utilizing Relational/NoSQL Databases during application development
  • Experience working in Agile environments, and utilizing tools like Jira, GitHub, and Confluence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any past experience working projects/programs in the Federal Health, Healthcare, Financial, or DOD arena
  • Experience with 508 Compliance
  • Experience developing secure, enterprise scale browser-based user interfaces
  • Past experience working in AWS or Cloud environments

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


Skills required

Application Development
Technical Support
Configure System
Software Development
Produce Clean Code
Write Code


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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