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Information Technology


United States

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Software Engineer-Java

H&R Block - Kansas City, Missouri

Posted: 10/14/2018


Works closely with senior, lead or principal software engineer to design, develop and maintain software components and products that support H&R Block business applications.  Uses tools, languages, coding standards and best practices to develop new product features and maintain year over year product functionality and enhancements.  Creates and executes unit tests and addresses defects. Works closely with the QA, UX and other related teams to ensure consistent understanding of requirements and approach.


  • Designs, develops and maintains software components
  • Creates and maintains documentation of design approaches
  • Creates and maintains documentation on internal architecture of the system.
  • Participates in technical design and code reviews for all new enhancements and maintenance work delivered.
  • Understands business and functional requirements and produces technical specifications and product requirements.
  • Creates, maintains and executes unit test and alpha test plans
  • Maintains and improves current knowledge on the latest technologies relevant to the role regarding algorithms, language, design methodology, third-party development tools, application platforms, hardware compatibility and operating systems.


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.
  • Two years experience in system analysis, design and programming experience.
  • Experience in client server and web environments, relational database technology, and development of interface software.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated and effective time management, organizational, prioritization, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated decision making, analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to develop creative solutions to assigned projects.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with limited supervision.
  •  2+ years of experience of Java/J2EE with JSP, Servlets, Spring MVC framework, Spring boot etc
  • 2+ years of developing software using the Java development, ideally in SOA applications.
  • 2+ years of experience in designing / developing with n-tier architectures (UI, Business Logic Layer, Data Access Layer)
  • 2 years of experience with RESTful architectures with REST-based webservice patterns
  • 2 years of development experience with web presentation technologies such as AJAX, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5/CSS3
  • 2 years of experience with database application development using Oracle, SQL, JDBC, and XML
  • Expertise with source control and deployment tools (SVN, Maven, Jenkins)
  • Experience with web and application server configurations and tuning
  • Experience in writing testable code
  • Experience with code documentation and Javadoc
  • Good understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks) is desired
  • Experience with angular framework is a plus.
  • Knowledge in cloud services is a plus.

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