J2EE Developer
Flexstaf-IT - Mississauga, ON

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One of our client is actively looking to hire a Senior Programmer Analyst. The successful candidate will work closely with the business to define how best to address business challenges faced by our customers and our internal operations. The Senior Programmer Analyst will clarify functional requirements and non-functional requirements and develop effective designs and implementation approaches for the delivery of business applications. The Senior Programmer Analyst will assure the quality of deliverables ensuring that developed products are fit for use, supportable and maintainable.
Key Responsibilities:
Work with Information Systems and Business to evaluate user requests, clarify objectives and functional requirements for new or modified computer programs. Assist in determining feasibility, time requirements, compatibility with current system and system capabilities.
Work with project team to formulate detailed program specifications using analysis and design methodology. Assists with definition and implementation of applications in a multi-platform distributed environment.
Write documentation describing program development, logic, coding, and corrections, may develop user manuals and operating procedures, provide research and follow-up on production problems and may train users and provide technical assistance to resolve application and operating issues.
Monitor ongoing performance of systems and develop updates or modifications according to business needs. Work with end users to provide production operation support including system setup and processing and data extraction. 
Provide off-hour support with on call rotation.
Provide assistance to team with issues needing technical expertise. Provide on-the-job training for new or existing team members.
Work on special projects as assigned.
Code new or modified computer programs into existing systems and test program effectiveness. Evaluate error messages, modify codes and troubleshoot programming problems.

7-10 years of experience in Information Systems
Knowledge of MS Office tools including MS Excel
Excellent written & communication skills
Strong customer focus, adaptable, flexible and willing to learn
Post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience
Experience working with software development teams
Problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions
Communicate technical information in a concise, understandable and accurate fashion to non-technical personnel
Ability to prioritize work load and meet multiple project deadlines
Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make decisions with assistance from senior staff
Strong oral and written facilitation and communication skills, including the ability to follow standards and methodology
Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines
Experience working with Offshore resources is an asset

Technical skills required:
Databases: SQL Server, MySQL
Programming: J2EE, XML, Hibernate, Springs, Struts, Mule, Maven
Operating Systems: Linux, MS Windows
Knowledge of programming concepts, design, procedures and practices
Familiarity with standard design patterns and UML
Nice to have skills:
Databases: Oracle
Programming:   Dynamics CRM, Crystal Reports, Dynamics AX, PL/SQL, Pro*C, JReport, J2EE, XML, WebLogic or WebSphere or equivalent open source technologies
Strong process orientation
Experience/Knowledge of standards, structures and compliance to application standards and methodology
Experience in multi-platform distributed environment in both client-server and web-based architectures

Familiarity with health care, financial or PBM industry