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Senior Software Developer 

Position Senior Java Software Developer  
About the Organization At Torch.AI, we are passionate about building software that solves some of the world's most challenging problems. Our artificial intelligence is disrupting the infrastructure software market. Our company is changing the world. On the leading edge for AI for National Security clients and beyond, we partner with some of the most influential organizations to transform how they define success using data and technology. Our platform has been used to enhance top-secret clearances, stop fraud on a massive scale, discover new trends, gain an edge in financial markets, and beyond. If answering these types of challenges excites you, we would love for you to join.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Torch is seeking  a Senior Software Developer who participates in all phases of the software development lifecycle. You will assist in preparation and production of releases of software components. You will collaborate with developers, engineers, database architects, and various members of this organization to play a key role in the successful delivery of capabilities and solutions.  The Senior Software Developer will leads teams of developers who  performs product design and programming activities involving multiple modules or subsystems, databases, and core logic. Performs code writing, software and system testing procedures, bug verification, release testing, and support.

Major Job Activities:

  • Designs, develops, and writes new software products and code to enhance existing software.
  • Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements.
  • Act as senior code writer and implementer on key customer projects.
  • Acts as a team leader on projects and consults with project teams and end-user organizations to identify application requirements
  • Manage applications in the various stages of production (development, staging, testing, etc.) in collaboration with vendors, partners, and client teams.
  • Addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms.
  • Assists in the evaluation and recommendation of application software packages, application integration, and testing tools.
  • Troubleshoots pre-prod or production problems related to software applications. Resolves issues with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
  • Adapt quickly to the dynamic needs of our clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of design on scalability and performance and can communicate that impact to various stakeholders.
  • Work well to solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Participates in or facilitates agile sprint activities (backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily standup, client demos, etc.).
  • Assists in testing of systems as needed.





Position Requirements

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or related field, or 10+ years relevant equivalent work experience (MS preferred).
  • 7+ years’ proven work experience as a Java Developer, experience with Java 1.8+ required.
  • Experience in architecting, implementing, writing,  and managing high performance scalable J2EE applications on Linux/Unix platforms with one or more of the following: Java Web Services, Oracle SQL Developer, JSP, EJB, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, JPA, Ant, JSF JMS, XML, JBoss, JDeveloper, Boot, JSON, Maven, OpenAPI.
  • Excellent knowledge of J2EE architecture/design patterns, Object Oriented Design methodologies, SOA, data modeling techniques, RESTful APIs and SOAP.
  • Working knowledge of sound engineering practices: coding standards, best practices and principles (SOLID, DRY), design patterns, modularity, use of abstractions, defensive coding.
  • Experience working with relational (MySQL, Postgres, and/or MSSQL Server) and NoSQL (Mongo, Arango, Elasticsearch) databases, ORMs/ODMs, basic query analysis and performance optimization.
  • Experience in system integration and microservice architecture.
  • Strong experience designing /developing/writing with n-tier architectures (UI, Business Logic Layer, Data Access Layer).
  • Solid knowledge of OOP software concepts, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Very strong SQL experience of writing complex queries and developing views.
  • Familiarity with front-end languages (e.g. HTML, JavaScript and CSS).
  • Ability to build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Experience with agile development methodology.
  • Experience with all stages of Software Development Life Cycle.


Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with WSO2 (Tibco BW or Mulesoft).
  • Experience working with virtualization technologies (i.e., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with Development and CICD tools such as Jira, Artifactory, Gitlab, and Chef.
  • Experience using common integration tools such as SOAPUI, Postman, Putty, etc.
  • Experience with message brokers (e.g. RabbitMQ), queues, pub-sub.
  • Knowledge of operating and deploying solutions in public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, and/or GCP).
  • Experience with graph databases and graph theory.
  • Experience using scripting languages (Python, shell scripting).
  • Experience with web scraping techniques, libraries/frameworks.
  • Basic management and administration of *nix servers.
  • Prior experience with Data Science or AI/ML is a plus.
  • Experience with NodeJS and Express is a plus.
  • Experience working with graphic APIs and libraries (WebGL, D3, Three, etc.) is a plus


Location Kansas City Office  

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