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State of Massachusetts Senior Java Developer in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is the largest secretariat in MA state government, comprised of 16 agencies with over 20,000 employees statewide. EOHHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in 4 residents in the Commonwealth — some of our most vulnerable children, youth, adults, and elders. EOHHS provides access to medical and behavioral health care, substance misuse treatment, long term services and support, and nutritional and financial benefits to those with low incomes. We connect elders, individuals with disabilities, and veterans with employment opportunities, housing, and supportive services. We steer troubled youth towards a more successful path and do everything possible to keep children in our child welfare system safe. We support individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, blind, deaf or hard of hearing.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is seeking to hire aSenior Java Developerwho will be mainly responsible in supporting the applications for several agencies and will be conducting new application development and enhancing current applications to meet agency needs. The Senior Java Developer will be joining the EOHHS IT team and will be supporting the following major in-house applications: Refugee Immigrant Information System -RISIS (an application used by MA Office of Refugee and Immigrants), Provider Data Management – PDM. The Senior Java Developer will be responsible in reviewing and completing requests in the enhancement pipeline for existing applications and to develop and support any java applications required by the agency. The Senior Java Developer will also perform unit testing by preparing test data, conducting test runs, and reviewing input and output data.

The primary work location for this role will be at 100 Hancock Street Quincy, Massachusetts 02171. The work schedule for this position is Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.


  • Develop, maintain and troubleshoot the existing applications. Perform object-oriented analysis, design using J2EE best practices.

  • Participate in design reviews and identify potential mitigation strategies for technical risks.

  • Develop Web Service integration solutions and identify potential design enhancements.

  • Document approach and core design artifacts along with unit test results.

  • Configure WebLogic application server to support the deployment of Enterprise Applications and Services.

  • Develop Architectural Proofs of Concept to demonstrate practical business agile solutions and evolve core architectural constructs.

  • Measure compliance against standards and report status against the project plan.

  • Able to work some flexible hours, as required by Project Manager and or team lead, to meet project deadlines.

  • Maintain and deliver complete project documentation in clear and comprehensive manner.

  • Work with a disciplined change management and application management environment.

  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision and/or direction.

  • Work within a group and collaborative team dynamic under the direction of the Project Manager and or team lead.

  • Able to juggle multiple initiatives as required by the Project Manager.

  • Prepares transition documents for required applications.

  • Provides training and guidance on applications/tech-stack for the team.

  • Designing reusable Java components, frameworks and libraries

  • Working closely with architecture group and driving solutions

  • Troubleshooting production support issues post-deployment and drive solutions

  • Demonstrating substantial depth of knowledge and experience in Java/J2EE development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in Java application and software development

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Java programming language and Java Development, preferably with Version 1.8.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with working through the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Web Application Development in an Agile Environment.

  • Experience with developing and supporting both existing and new enterprise applications.

  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience with the following technical skillsets:

o Spring (Spring Boot)

o J2EE technologies

o Technology Stack

o Hibernate Web Logic

o Jira


o Design Principals

  • Strong experience with UI tools such as JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS.

  • Excellent understanding of distributed systems, designing for scalability, performance and availability

  • Experience and understanding with unit testing, release procedures, coding design and documentation protocol as well as change management procedures

  • Experience of establishing non-functional best-practices and deploying supporting technologies for improving platform security (including audit) and reliability (latency, availability, scalability)

  • Knowledge of distributed network architectures and network security is required

  • Good knowledge of data persistence technologies including relational databases

  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt quickly to changes

  • Preferred knowledge of health care systems, policies and health care data including HIPAA and government agency regulations.

*Education and Certifications: *

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Oracle Java Developer and/or Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) Certification desired

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit click on "Information for Job Applicants".

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website

For questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Information Systems and Technology

Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services

Title: Senior Java Developer

Location: Massachusetts-Quincy - 100 Hancock Street

Requisition ID: 200004QW