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Sr. Server Developer (Java)

Houston, TX

At ForeFlight we know you want a rewarding career. To do that, you need challenging projects, a good work environment, and awesome coworkers. We believe in our employees, and we empower them to make a direct impact on our products and messaging. Because we understand what our staff need, we have a low turn-around rate, our employees become brand ambassadors, and we are recognized as a premier leader in the aviation industry.

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a senior software developer to join our Server/API team in Houston. This position is for a technically well-rounded individual with experience in Java server-side web and enterprise app development that will have responsibilities for developing server-side features and APIs to support our mobile apps. Experience with weather products and APIs (aviation or otherwise), aggregation of data / mashups, and aviation in general are a big plus.

Technically, this person must have experience with Java programming, including use of one or more frameworks, search, and web services (RESTful, binary, and/or XML based). This person believes building applications in the cloud is cake. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.  Junior candidates and recent CS grads are encouraged to apply.

This position is based in our Houston, TX office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement. Relocation reimbursement will be provided if moving to Houston.

Skills & Requirements

  • Java server development (web services, Spring, Spring MVC, JPA, JMS, ORM)
  • Amazon AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, ElasticCache)
  • Metrics, Hibernate, Ant, Maven, IntelliJ, TeamCity Continuous Integration, Spring, JProfiler
  • NGINX
  • RDBMS (Postgres / PostGIS / MySQL)
  • Scripting (shell, Python, other)
  • PHP and Javascript is a plus
  • GIS experience a plus
  • Experience with payment processing is a plus

Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our recently expanded more than 10,000 sq. ft. office sits near the historic River Oaks neighborhood with panoramic views of the Houston skyline and is within walking distance to local favorites like Torchy’s Tacos. As the nation’s fourth-largest city, Houston is home to arguably one of the world’s best food scenes with over 10,000 restaurants. Lively arts and entertainment districts mean a festival, live concert or local farmers’ market is always just around the corner. Home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies and a robust local economy, Houston is a major corporate center.

We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.