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Server Developer (Java)
ForeFlight is looking for a software developer to join our Server/API team in Austin or 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 Austin or Houston, TX offices. 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 Austin or 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
- RDBMS (Postgres / PostGIS / MySQL)
- Scripting (shell, Python, other)
- GIS experience a plus
- Experience with payment processing is a plus
- 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 for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editors' Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our app was recently featured in the “Dreams” iPhone commercial.
Our downtown Austin office is located at 621 E 6th St, just a short walk from the MetroRail station. Our Houston office is located in the River Oaks area. 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.
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.