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Ithaka Software Engineer - SOFTW01692-00001 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Software EngineerAnn Arbor, MIMid-Senior LevelAs the Software Engineer for ITHAKAs JSTOR Development team, You will be designing, developing and maintaining applications that are deployed on our cloud- delivered platform and powered by our APIs. You will be a crucial part of a dynamic, energized and agile team delivering leading-edge solutions that are used across the globe by millions of visitors each month.The RoleOur organization and this role will provide you with an opportunity few other companies can offer including:Leveraging technologies including AWS, Java, Python, and Docker.Agile teams that follow continuous deployment and test automation best practices allowing for rapid application development and frequent deployments. We complete over 200 production deployments each week.Developers are using the same architecture, technologies, and tools as companies like Netflix, Etsy, and Amazon.com.This is a unique opportunity to be on the leading edge of building large-scale, cloud- delivered web applications that host hundreds of millions of sessions annually.We are a goal-driven organization with a focus on application quality and performance. Our teams thrive in this environment due to our commitment to overcome our failures and build upon our successes.You will spend time learning about the business, learning new technology and working with other teams to develop strong solutions to our problems.When joining the development team at JSTOR, you can expect to receive tool and product training. We have an excellent on-boarding program, which enables new engineers to become productive very quickly. A lead will work closely with you as you begin engaging your assigned agile team. We will provide you with constant support as we work to make you comfortable in your new environment. Those in leadership roles will work tirelessly to set you up for success.Specific Objectives and ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will have applicable development experience, experience with large-scale distributed web applications, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, excellent problem-solving skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills. We look for candidates that possess strong debugging skills, a passion for best practices, and the ability to optimize code for clarity and reliability as well as performance.The primary responsibilities of our developers include:Participate as an empowered member of a collaborative agile team to design, develop and maintain high performance applications.Leverage continuous deployment and test automation tools in order to deploy application changes to production on average more than once per day.Interact with internal and external customers to understand their needs and lead the development of web applications to meet those needs.Implement rich, interactive web applications using the latest technologies, frameworks, and patterns.Leverage web analytics as needed to support Product Discovery and to measure project KPIs.Test, measure, and optimize performance using Application Performance Management Tools.Skills, Experience, and CharacteristicsProven experience in Object Oriented programming using Java.Proven experience designing and developing RESTful Services and web applicationsExperience using profiling tools to analyze and optimize application performance like App Dynamics and New Relic.Familiar with full web technology stack (e.g., HTTP, cookies, headers, caching, CDN, and security).Willingness and ability to learn new approaches and emerging technology quicklyStrong communication and interpersonal skills.Strong problem solving skillsDetail oriented.Familiarity with unit testing and TDD practices.Experience with Agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban.Work for ITHAKAOur team is passiona