Digital Prospectors Application Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

Application Developer

Boston, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Chris Howgate at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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The Application developer will develop, implement, and maintain mission-critical applications in a heterogeneous environment. This individual will participate in all phases of a project, including but not limited to requirements gathering, business process review, application design and integration, development, testing, documentation, training and implementation of new applications. This individual will maintain and support both in-house and vendor developed applications, while providing excellent customer service, and training.

The Application developer must adhere to a high standard in project management practices, process design, application development and integration, quality assurance, and systems management, in support of students, faculty, and staff. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally is required. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and customer services skills.


  • Knowledge and experience of open source projects, technologies, and tools

  • Experience building loosely-coupled, service oriented distributed systems

  • Languages/Platforms/Frameworks: Java/JEE, Struts, MVC, JSP, Servlets, ORM (Mybatis, hibernate), JUnit, log4j

  • Cross-cutting standards: XML, HTML, JSON, web services (SOAP, REST), HTTP APIs

  • Web Development: AJAX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

  • Middleware: Apache web server, Tomcat, familiarity with Nginx or node.js a plus

  • Database solutions: experience with relational databases, including Oracle and SQL Server

  • Testing: experience with continuous integration and writing unit tests

  • Object-oriented analysis and design: UML, Model Driven Architecture, Design Patterns

  • Operating Systems: Unix (Solaris, Linux), Windows

  • IDEs and Development Tools: Eclipse (and a host of plug-ins), Maven, git/github


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field

  • 3 – 5 years recent experience in java-centric software development

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills

  • Experience with code versioning, branching and release methodologies

  • Understanding of secure design and coding practices

  • Motivated, energetic self-starter comfortable in a team-oriented environment

  • Interest and aptitude to quickly learn and apply new technologies

  • Attention to detail and firm commitment to quality and customer service

  • Ability to independently organize and manage time effectively to meet goals of software delivery; Manage multiple tasks; ability to independently meet deadlines and maintain high level of productivity

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Phone: 603-772-2700