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Senior Java Web Developer (US) Full-time

Published at 2012-11-17 - Viewed: 3162 times - Hippo in Boston, United States

At Hippo we have a natural desire for making beautiful software. The kind you want to use yourself: well architectured, extensible, user friendly, maintainable and following world wide standards. We believe in making the best JAVA based (open-source) WCMS solution for the enterprise. Do you share our passion? Do you like to train partners and clients, work closely together with our product team and help us create the greatest websites in the world? Then this is the job you always wanted!

Heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge/Boston, United States

Our enterprise customers have skilled teams of Java developers with a passion for open source. As Senior Java Web Developer you help these client teams be successful: by training them, providing code or architecture reviews or by working closely together with their team.

You will work with a small, enthusiastic and experienced team in Cambridge. You will be involved in technical discussions, drive new innovative ideas and make calls on what is feasible or not. You will be on top of new technologies to make sure we stay on the forefront constantly improving our products. We practice SCRUM / AGILE development and inspire everyone to continuously learn new things, benefitting both parties. Hippo has a vast number of employees participating in open source projects within the Apache Software Foundation. This role will give you the unique opportunity to work closely together with these experienced programmers, capable of giving you valuable feedback in a nice way on a day to day basis.

Tasks and responsibilities:
Develop new features front to back, usually as part of a SCRUM team;
Train and assist client implementation teams;
Doing code reviews;
Share knowledge throughout the company and beyond;
Provide feedback to our core development team and solve issues in the Hippo product range;
Point out issues with the existing architecture and code, and clean it up;
Java EE, Maven;
Wicket, Spring or other (Java) frameworks;
Web scripting languages like JSP, FTL, GSP, etc;
Web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery, AJAX), W3C recommandations;
RESTful web-services;
Servlet containers like Tomcat;
Bachelor’s Degree;
Desired qualifications:
Content Management Systems like Hippo CMS and/or similar products;
JCR, CMIS, Webdav;

Our offer:
We offer an environment where you have plenty of room to learn and try out new stuff. It also works the other way around; we want to learn from your experience. Help us become successful, and we make you successful.
You'll be working in the coolest working conditions Boston / Cambridge have to offer. Neighboring the MIT campus, close to Harvard and steps away from the Red Line in the heart of Kendall Square. That's where you find us and that's exactly where the coolest tech companies in town are located. You feel the vibe when people around you are burning with ambition, sharing thoughts and playing table tennis. And surely you'll appreciate the free high quality espresso and food just as much as we do!

How to apply:
Are you interested in this versatile job? Don't hesitate. Please send your resume with motivational letter to If you would like to have more information, you can contact Mathijs Brand in our Boston office: +1 (617) 500-6160, ext 76.

Work Authorization
Work Authorization U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident (We are unable to sponsor visas at this time).
Direct applicants only, no third party firms

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