The senior java developer is in most cases a supervisory position with high-level programming responsibilities. Because they often work in a team setting, senior java developers must be able to communicate well with team members. Some of their duties may include mentoring junior-level developers or consulting with other team members on projects.
Most employers will expect the senior java developer to be able to work on multiple problems while prioritizing their level of importance. They will also be expected to problem solve and also be able to think outside the box. Someone in this position will be extremely detail-oriented while also able to see the “big picture” at the same time. They should be able to articulate their ideas assertively, while being able to listen openly and receive feedback from others.
Senior Java Developer Tasks
- Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.