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Working As A Lead Java Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $116,346

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Java Developer Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Duties

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
  • Create and test applications for a website
  • Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:

Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.

Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

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How To Become A Lead Java Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Average Length of Employment
Senior Programmer 3.4 years
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Solution Developer 2.4 years
Lead Web Developer 2.4 years
Contract Developer 2.3 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
PHP Developer 2.1 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
Java Architect 2.0 years
Java Web Developer 1.8 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Java Consultant 1.7 years
Java Programmer 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 3.2%
Programmer 1.3%
Top Employers After
Manager 2.3%
Architect 1.7%
Holder 1.5%

Lead Java Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

76.0%

Female

21.1%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

50.7%

Asian

38.8%

Hispanic or Latino

5.7%

Unknown

3.7%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

French

100.0%

Lead Java Developer Education

Schools

University of Virginia

13.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

10.8%

University of Georgia

8.1%

New York University

6.8%

Texas A&M University

6.8%

University of Connecticut

5.4%

Texas Tech University

5.4%

University of Chicago

5.4%

National University

4.1%

Southern Polytechnic State University

4.1%

University of Oregon

4.1%

Mississippi State University

4.1%

Michigan Technological University

2.7%

University of Washington

2.7%

Doane College

2.7%

Texas State University

2.7%

University of Wisconsin Extension

2.7%

University of North Texas

2.7%

Illinois Institute of Technology

2.7%

Western Michigan University

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

45.3%

Computer Engineering

10.9%

Computer Applications

9.0%

Electrical Engineering

7.5%

Information Technology

6.2%

Engineering

3.4%

Business

2.5%

Information Systems

2.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.9%

Science, Technology, And Society

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Project Management

0.9%

Management Information Systems

0.9%

Mathematics

0.9%

Computer Systems Security

0.9%

Mathematics And Computer Science

0.9%

Systems Engineering

0.6%

Information Sciences

0.6%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

0.6%
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Degrees

Masters

49.4%

Bachelors

42.6%

Other

4.8%

Diploma

1.5%

Certificate

0.9%

Associate

0.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real Lead Java Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Java Developer Populus Group LLC San Francisco, CA Apr 01, 2016 $151,308
Lead Java Developer Populus Group LLC Rancho Cordova, CA Oct 26, 2015 $146,090
Lead Java Developer Performance Automation and Tools Salesforce.Com Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 18, 2016 $138,362
Lead Java Developer Xoriant Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Nov 19, 2015 $136,000
Lead Java Developer Thinkinternational LLC Massapequa, NY Jan 20, 2015 $135,000
Lead Java Developer Ciber, Inc. Raleigh, NC Jul 10, 2016 $135,000 -
$145,000
Java Developer/Technical Lead Whitridge Associates, Inc. Quincy, MA Dec 04, 2016 $132,191
Java Developer-Team Leader Oneshield, Inc. Marlborough, MA Dec 25, 2016 $130,000
Lead Java Developer Teksystems, Inc. San Antonio, TX Jan 10, 2016 $126,013
Lead Java Developer Teksystems Inc. San Antonio, TX Oct 01, 2015 $125,429
Lead Java Developer NCS Pearson, Inc. Bloomington, MN Sep 15, 2016 $125,000
SAP Java Basis Lead General Reinsurance Corporation Stamford, CT Sep 21, 2015 $125,000
E-Commerce Lead, Java Developer Manager Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Omaha, NE May 11, 2015 $125,000
Lead Java Developer Kyyba Inc. Reston, VA Nov 17, 2015 $108,139
Lead SAP Java Developer NIKE, Inc. Beaverton, OR Nov 30, 2015 $105,706
Lead Java Developer Euclid Innovations Inc. Charlotte, NC Sep 10, 2015 $105,248
Lead Java Developer Business Control Systems LP Charlotte, NC Apr 23, 2016 $105,248 -
$182,000
Java-Solutions Delivery Lead Suntechpros, Inc. Morrisville, NC Jan 08, 2016 $105,000
Java-Solutions Delivery Lead Suntechpros, Inc. Morrisville, NC Jun 27, 2016 $105,000
Lead Java Developer Learningmate Solutions, Inc. Iowa City, IA Nov 16, 2016 $105,000
Lead Java Developer Fresh Direct LLC Islandia, NY May 17, 2016 $103,000 -
$160,000
Associate, Lead Java Developer, Commission Management Group Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC New York, NY May 07, 2015 $89,378
Lead Java Developer Synergy Technologies, LLC Coral Springs, FL Jul 12, 2016 $88,500
Lead Java Developer Synergy Technologies, LLC Coral Springs, FL Nov 30, 2016 $88,500
Java Lead Infotech Valley, Inc. Windsor, CT Mar 10, 2016 $87,630
Lead Java Developer ACI Infotech Inc. Piscataway, NJ Feb 18, 2016 $87,300
Java Competency Lead Fusion Technologies, LLC Columbus, OH Oct 01, 2015 $86,000
Lead Java Developer Photon Infotech, Inc. Columbus, OH Feb 11, 2016 $85,000
Lead Java Developer ACI Infotech Inc. Piscataway, NJ Dec 01, 2016 $85,000

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Top Skills for A Lead Java Developer

WebApplicationJSPUserInterfaceSQLServerServletsDatabaseHtmlXMLJava/J2EeJunitStrutsAPIMVCMavenJqueryAjaxCSSWebsphereApplicationServerDB2

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Top Lead Java Developer Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. JSP
  3. User Interface
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Single handedly delivered Rebates web application to stop fraud with returns in rebates program for Best Buy.
  • Designed the front end using Java Applets and Swing, as well as JSP.
  • Designed and developed the user interface screens, data base design changes and changes to user access modules.
  • Used ADO.NET to provide connectivity to SQL Server back end database.
  • Architect-designed and developed Corporate WebSphere and stores AS400 communication using HTTP-Servlets and FTP.

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