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Java Developer

Who is Java Developer?

A Java Developer is a specialized programmer who work on business applications, software, and websites along with software engineers and web developers. Java developer can work in following two domains:

  1. Software/Backend development: As a software developer or backend developer, the Java developer has to perform requirement gathering, designing, database connectivity etc.
  2. Mobile App development: A Java developer working in mobile app development domain operate on technologies such as Android development with Kotlin/Java.

Technical Skills required For Java Developer

  • Hands-on practice in Core Java Programming
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts, exception handling, and memory management
  • Must know concepts of multi-threading and dependency injection
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML, JSON, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, and Servlet
  • Good knowledge of relational and/or non-relational databases such as MySQL, MongoDB, etc.
  • Ability to work with ORM frameworks and technologies for example, JPA2 and Hibernate
  • Work experience in any Java IDE tool such as Eclipse, Intellij IDE
  • Experience in one of the framework - Spring, Struts, JSF
  • Knowledge of build tools such as Maven, Gradle, etc.
  • Version control (Git repository)
  • Awareness of CI/CD and DevOps and tools like Jenkins, GitHub pipelines, etc.

Other Preferred Skills

  • Experience in developing SaaS, PaaS, and cloud-based web applications
  • Knowledge of design principles and fundamentals of the software development lifecycle
  • Familiar with Java libraries and integration of front-end with back-end
  • Experience of the quality standards and best code practices
  • Basic knowledge of domains and business processes
  • Familiar with agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Logical thinking, good analytical skills, and a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to multitask and manage projects with priorities
  • Result-oriented, growth, and constant learning mindset
  • Good team player and guide team members whenever required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be updated with latest technologies and trends
  • Analyze and create implementation strategies and improvement plans
  • Contribute to the organizational processes to increase productivity
  • Strong debugging skills and experience in test-driven development
  • Good knowledge of testing and continuous deployment environment
  • Passionate about delivering quality code within the timeline
  • Hands-on experience in cloud application development and deployment
  • Collaborate with the team and share improvement ideas, policies, and opportunities to increase the overall experience
  • Experience in Agile development and tools like SCRUM, KANBAN, etc.

The above list contains several soft skills that are not tied to a specific job role. A job description of a Java developer requires specific tools and frameworks as a part of the requirement.

Salary of a Java Developer

Working as a Java developer is one of the highest-paying and rewarding job worldwide. In India, the average base salary of a Java developer is mentioned below.

Level Experience (in Years) Salary in India (Rs.) Salary in US ($)
Fresher >1 Year 293,272
Early Career 1-4 Years 426,176
Mid-Career 5-9 Years 872,366
Experienced < 10 Years 1,396,371

Roles and Responsibilities of a Java Developer

The roles and responsibilities of a Java developer/engineer will vary greatly depending on the company and specific position. Here are some typical responsibilities:

  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining Java applications that are often high-volume and low-latency, required for mission-critical systems
  • Delivering high availability and performance
  • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Writing well-designed, efficient, and testable code
  • Conducting software analysis, programming, testing, and debugging
  • Managing Java and Java EE application development
  • Ensuring designs comply with specifications
  • Preparing and producing releases of software components
  • Transforming requirements into stipulations
  • Support continuous improvement
  • Investigating alternatives and technologies
  • Presenting for architectural review

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