Job Description :
Senior Java API Developer
Primary Site Location Only: Chicago, IL

What does an exceptional Software Developer do?
* is looking for an experienced API software developer to enhance our API product offering. You will have hands on experience developing and integrating APIs, preferably in banking and/or payments, for a wide variety of API consumers. The role is highly collaborative, with projects that range from small, fast paced deliveries to enterprise initiatives. You will contribute vision and technical guidance to help steer the strategic direction of our enhanced API offering.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
Design integration software components including specifications, audit controls, exception and error handling, security, retention, procedural or recovery logic to construct integrations.
Develop, maintain and provide technical expertise to transfer knowledge of integration technology components.
Collaborate closely with Product Owners and cross-functional development and business teams to design high quality integration solutions that are extensible, reusable, and secure.
Develop solutions using that adhere to industry best practices in areas such as design, performance, flexibility, user experience, and scalability while also ensuring the solution code-base is clean and well-documented.
Ensure quality through unit and functional test implementation and execution.
Contribute to architectural design, automated testing, continuous integration and build management.
Author content and maintain self-sustaining test data strategies (stubs/drivers) for the Developer Portal.
Partner with third parties as necessary to deliver API solutions.
Develop prototypes to demonstrate the merits of a proposed solution.
Participate in and contribute to all phases of the Product Development Lifecycle (PDLC), including working with a Test Automation team to develop end-to-end testing of the solutions being developed.
Create technical deliverable artifacts needed for project implementation.
Collaborate with Solution Architects and infrastructure leads to build a technical roadmap for the API platform, building out the capabilities and business value while maintaining up-to-date versions and technical components.
Participate in design reviews, code reviews and functional demos.
Able to work effectively under pressure, independently, and within a collaborative team oriented environment using sound judgment in decision making.
Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to manage/lead groups of people and tasks simultaneously.
Act in a technical leadership capacity by mentoring and guiding less experienced developers and new team members.
Contribute to API Management, Security, Analytics and Continuous Integration & Delivery enhancements as part of API COE team.

The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor''s degree in CIS, MIS, EE, or other related degrees. Willing to consider High School Diploma with prior Software Development in lieu of college degree.
7+ years of software development experience
5+ years’ experience developing and managing API applications
5+ years’ experience with Java as well as building SOA based applications.
5+ years’ experience in building RESTful web services using Spring framework.
2+ years building Production-Scale APIs using platforms such as Apigee, MuleSoft, Azure API Management, or .NET WebAPI. Specifically, experience with Apigee is a plus.
API development using REST/JSON and SOAP/XML Web services.
Experience in gateway and integration technologies (file, API, SOAP and RESTful JSON Web Services, JWT, Web Service Security
2+ years working with Relational Databases such as (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server
Experience with automation for testing, continuous integration, code coverage, and build processes
Experience with DevOps (Jenkins, Maven, JaCoCo, etc
Basic level of experience with Unix/Linux, Windows and shell scripts.
API security and performance methodologies
Strong agile/scrum development experience
Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate strong problem-solving ability and analytical skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Agile-based Team Development and Continuous Deployment Methodology.
Web Service/Microservice architectures.
Able to work in an Agile Development environment with highly developed abilities in skills such as Java, Enterprise Integration Message Patterns such as Pub/Sub, Topic, synchronous/asynchronous, and Event Notification/Streaming.
Design Patterns development to support Test-Driven Development (TDD) and/or Behavior Driven Development (BDD
Developing solutions with Cloud providers such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), AWS, or Azure including understanding of Cloud security best practices.
Design Patterns to ensure continuous availability, dynamic scalability, disaster recovery, etc.
Occasional travel may be required for company events.

What is * Card Services?
The Card Services business at * provides complete debit, credit, and ATM payment services to financial institutions as well as Accel®, a premier payments network. Our products, services and strategies enable our clients to maximize revenue, increase customer acquisition, improve retention, reduce expense, minimize risk and increase share of wallet.