Senior Java Developer

Illuminate Education - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Full time

Full-Time, Direct Hire Senior Java Developer Opportunity!

Please note this is a full-time, benefits eligible position, not a contract role. We are based in downtown Minneapolis and have a collaborative and open office environment where our FUN team primarily works onsite to foster high interaction and iteration.

FastBridge Learning's nationwide customer base of educators and teachers has continued to grow in leaps and bounds because our product and service is truly changing lives for students in grades K-12. This is highly satisfying to our mission-driven team and we are adding another accomplished Senior Java Developer with Full-Stack experience that includes solid server side web app development and troubleshooting skills. We work with a pragmatically agile process; closely aligned with product management, operations, and customer support; as well as affiliated research staff.

Our Engineering organization builds and protects a world-class assessment experience for Teachers and Students. Their passion for technology innovation and continuous improvement in exceeding our commitments enables FastBridge to be a leading assessment platform

We need your talents to advance our success in building our flagship web application— Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST™) - as well as new products.

Our server technology platform is currently based on Java, Spring, and Hibernate, hosted in AWS, and it has delivered millions of assessments. As a senior member of the development team, you’ll have a hand in shaping what it looks like tomorrow.

Here are the traits we seek in candidates:

In addition to the required qualifications and skills found below, we seek talent who takes initiative and possess strong organizational and time management skills. The ability to spot production issues early and acting before things catch fire is important and in our company, you are empowered, coached and developed to achieve your best self at work. It is essential to have a natural curiosity and we encourage our team to ask "why" behind the decisions and directions we take.

And this is what you can expect of us in return:

We will provide you with the tools to succeed and you will be rewarded with a competitive and above average total rewards and compensation package that includes 100% company-paid medical, dental and vision premiums/75% for dependents, 401k with company match, incentive bonuses, support of work and life integration, a remarkable paid time off program that is unlimited outside of core releases and seasonal peaks, company-sponsored Happy Hours, regular feedback and coaching, 12 paid holidays, free snacks and beverages, volunteering opportunities, professional development planning, free access to thousands of online courses, executive coaching, career development and many additional perks!


  • 5+ years of working experience in a professional programming position
  • Extensive experience with server-side Java, and comfortable working full-stack from browser to database
  • Strong knowledge of JSPs, Servlets, Spring, and Hibernate, deployed to Linux
  • Expertise in at least one relational database system (Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, DB2)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully complete multiple complex technical tasks
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Comfortable documenting and communicating technical content to non-technical staff
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field; OR equivalent experience

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It is the policy of FastBridge Learning to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

As part of the company's equal employment opportunity policy, FastBridge learning will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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Illuminate Education

FastBridge Learning transforms the way educators assess and address the learning needs of their students by providing one simple solution for fast results that are demonstrated effective.

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