Java Developer w/ Level 3 production support - Temp to Perm

Location: McLean, VA


**** Temp To Perm Senior Developer Position **** [6 months conversion]

Position Overview
Freddie Mac has an exciting opportunity for a Development, Sr (Java/JEE Midlevel developer) to contribute to the maintenance and development of Single Family Sourcing Systems. We are seeking a motivated individual who provide production application support, identify issue root cause and help resolve them. In addition, individual can solution the business need, design and develop enterprise software applications on a Java/JEE and Weblogic platform. As senior member of the IT team, the individual would work independently on production issue to resolution and lead the solution delivery of a project or a module of a project. The individual would champion technology and tools change that improves delivery processes. Be a role model and technical mentor to the junior and midlevel developers, work alongside of highly collaborative, open minded, technology savvy and dedicated members.

Responsibilities include: 
•    Responsible for providing Level 3 production support to critical applications.
•    Independently Managing resolution of Enterprise application issues for the Business. 
•    Troubleshooting software application issues. Issues to be resolved require a broad range of troubleshooting skills related to: software functionality, application server setup, database management, data analysis, and third party products.
•    Collaborating extensively with peers, Business Analysts, Operations Staff and Department Managers to resolve issues while actively contributing to a growing knowledge base that improves the effectiveness of our team and the information available to system end users. 
•    Administration of IT Enterprise Incident Management tickets including: Prioritizing numerous issues of varying severity, and working with our technology engineer like network and database engineers to ensure optimal application performance and response times. 
•    Works closely with project and development teams transitioning production releases 
•    Provide production support that includes evaluate defects, investigate cause and come up with solutions to address defects.
•    Lead independently whole technical delivery from solution to deployment, contributing to the success of project(s).
•    Lead independently whole technical delivery from solution to deployment, contributing to the success of project(s). 
•    Understand Business needs and processes; identify solutions, present and guide project team/sponsors in identifying best solution. 
•    Participate in Requirements Analysis; design Applications based on System Requirements and Architecture, prototype if necessary, develop, unit test and deploy applications 
•    Contribute to the enhancement of department application development/delivery standards, tools and processes. 
Evangelize the new technologies and tools, promote top code quality by leading design and code reviews, and solve challenging issues related to performance tuning and scalability. 

Basic Requirements
• 8-12 years of experience in Solution, Design and Development of web applications using the Java EE, JSP, XML, Weblogic 10, AJAX
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent working experience
• Expert in Object Oriented Analysis and Design using Java and UML
• Extensive use of Eclipse( commonly used plug-ins and debug techniques)
• Expert in JEE patterns and ability to use commonly used on in real time situations
• Experience in using Java presentation frameworks – STRUTS or similar frameworks, and JQuery
• Integration experience using Web Services and EJB preferably on Weblogic platform
• Expert in tuning all tiers of applications on JEE platform.
• Hands-on experience with Build and Deployment tools and languages - ANT and Shell script
• Strong backend experience to develop Data Layer using at least one of the frameworks like Hibernate, JPA etc.
• Good knowledge of database concepts with working knowledge on SQL and Stored Procedures.
• Innovative in providing solutions, likes to take on challenges with calculated risk.
• Strive to constantly improve the application development processes and tools. 

Preferred Skills
• Experience in AGILE based project development.
• Strong decision making and problem solving skills and experience with project delivery.
• Technical project coordinator experience. Ability to work independently on multiple projects; and l lead junior and mid-level developers in technology delivery.
• Superior communications skills, comfortable with working with middle and senior management. 
• Experience with DB2, Unix Shell script, Autosys, Spring, Stored Procedures, Complex SQLs tuning, data replication between databases is preferred.
• Mortgage and/or financial services industry experience. 
• Prior Freddie Mac experience

70% Prod support and 30% code defect fix. Prod support involves resolving user app and data issues going through Application logs to understand where it failed, server/infrastructure issue etc.