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Lead Java Developer Denver, CO, USA

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Lead Java Developer Description

Job #: 58922
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever - a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead Java Developer. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee all aspects of development including establishing metrics, applying best practices, and developing new tools and processes if need be to ensure team goals are met
  • Act as the focal point for all team’s development cycle aspects, work with Client’s Delivery Manager and other stakeholders on the technical aspects and external dependencies
  • Manage estimations and be accountable for given commitments being abide by the team. Develop strong understanding to be able to give 75% accurate estimates as soon as request is raised in order to be able to prioritize accordingly
  • Draft user stories jointly with business and system analysts before they can be refined with the offshore team. Communicate business requirements, clarify functional & technical requirements to the offshore team
  • Play major role in PI and sprint planning (SAFe) working back-to-back with the Scrum Master, be aware of the team velocity, strength & weakness and guide the team and management to agree on
  • Work on spikes, technical designs before a feature is ready to be picked up by the team. Clarify all the open items and get the design approved
  • Lead and coach team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for growth
  • Design, implement, deploy, maintain and document solutions, participate in code reviews
  • Manage the multiple source repository, cherry-pick changes and maintain release repository, maintain release config repo in parallel to current development. Review approve and merge requests based on coding standards
  • Occasionally support new releases and business activities during after-hours or weekends
  • Collaborate with the offshore delivery organization to manage staff based in Poland


  • University degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • 8+ years of experience with IT projects, at least 3 fully participated and delivered projects. 6+ years strong hands-on development experience developing enterprise-class applications in technical stack used by Client’s solution
  • Proven ability to lead the design & build of complex technology systems
  • Experience on drawing up system and low-level designs
  • Experience managing software delivery teams. Ability to lead and inspire
  • Customer facing experience. Ability to negotiate while ensuring relationships with Client is always positive, cooperative and that conflicts are minimized and rapidly resolved
  • Solid communication, management, and inter-personal skills
  • Must be able to get things done, regardless of obstacles
  • Deep knowledge about Agile ways of leading the project with ability to adapt and find optimal solutions for the project team
  • Experience in working within cross-location teams
  • Strong knowledge of Design Patterns and comfort with the latest architectural paradigms
  • Willingness to travel to other Client’s delivery center locations across US
  • English of C1+ level (able to read, write, speak almost fluently)
  • Have a ‘full-stack’ mindset, willing to learn and work on different aspects of application development: user interface, API, backend logic, data storage, infrastructure, testing
  • Have a sense of ownership over the work being done by the entire team
  • Be comfortable interacting with all levels of the team and raise challenges when necessary
  • Can identify code defects and work with other developers to address quality issues in product code

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • REQ #: 199379672

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