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Working As A Senior Java Developer

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

  • Repetitive

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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 Senior 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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Senior Java Developer Career Paths

Senior Java Developer
Co-Founder Fellow Editor
Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Web Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Technician
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Lead Technician Business Analyst
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Co-Founder Adjunct Professor Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Mobile Developer
Senior Android Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Team Lead Network Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Technologist Systems Engineer Applications Developer
Senior IOS Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Technologist Data Analyst SAS Programmer
Senior Programmer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Test Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Solutions Architect Senior .NET Developer
Senior Sharepoint Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Systems Administrator Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Team Lead Network Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer/Architect
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Business Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Senior Web Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Web Developer Senior .NET Developer Lead Developer
Senior/Lead Developer
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Tibco Developer 3.1 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Solution Developer 2.4 years
C++ Developer 2.4 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Contract Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 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 1.0%
Top Employers After
Developer 4.8%
Consultant 1.9%

Senior Java Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

68.6%

Female

27.2%

Unknown

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

48.9%

Asian

37.9%

Hispanic or Latino

6.9%

Unknown

4.6%

Black or African American

1.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

19.2%

Carrier

11.5%

Hindi

11.5%

Chinese

7.7%

Japanese

7.7%

French

7.7%

Urdu

7.7%

Polish

7.7%

German

3.8%

Dakota

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

Tamil

3.8%

Italian

3.8%
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Senior Java Developer Education

Schools

New York University

14.3%

Texas Tech University

11.9%

More Tech Institute

11.9%

University of Georgia

5.4%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.8%

Boston University

4.8%

University of Virginia

4.2%

University of Chicago

4.2%

University of North Texas

3.9%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

3.6%

University of Dallas

3.6%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.3%

Maharishi University of Management

3.0%

University of Arizona

3.0%

National University

2.7%

Stevens Institute of Technology

2.7%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

2.7%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2.7%

Brandeis University

2.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

40.9%

Computer Engineering

12.0%

Computer Applications

10.0%

Electrical Engineering

9.7%

Information Technology

7.4%

Engineering

5.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.9%

Business

1.8%

Information Systems

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.4%

Science, Technology, And Society

1.0%

Education

1.0%

Mathematics

0.8%

Physics

0.8%

Mechanical Engineering

0.7%

Computer Networking

0.6%

Management Information Systems

0.5%

Management

0.4%

Finance

0.3%

Project Management

0.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

55.2%

Masters

37.4%

Other

5.0%

Diploma

0.8%

Certificate

0.7%

Doctorate

0.6%

Associate

0.2%
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Real Senior Java Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. J2Ee Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 30, 2018 $130,333
Computer Programer-Sr. Java Developer Newt Global Consulting, LLC Ashburn, VA Mar 08, 2013 $115,000
Senior Java Developer Infogen Software Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2016 $107,702 -
$108,000
SR. Java Developer Isolvers, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 30, 2017 $100,000
SR Java/Portal Developer Infoville Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 12, 2012 $100,000
SR. Java Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 16, 2018 $96,000
SR. Fullstack Java Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 16, 2018 $96,000
Senior Java Developer Sena Info Technologies, Inc. Ashburn, VA Dec 01, 2017 $95,000
Sr.Java Developer Sena Info Technologies, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $90,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 12, 2017 $90,000
SR. Java Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 12, 2017 $90,000
Sr.Java Developer Sena Info Technologies, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $88,878
SR. Java Developer Technology Hub Inc. Ashburn, VA Nov 20, 2016 $85,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA May 20, 2017 $84,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 01, 2017 $84,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 02, 2017 $84,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $84,000
SR. Java Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 01, 2017 $84,000
SR. Java Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,000
SR. Java Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Java Developer

WebApplicationJSPHtmlSoapUserInterfaceXMLDatabasePl/SqlJunitMVCJava/J2EeServletsJax-RsCSSJqueryLog4JStrutsFrameworkMavenApplicationServerJdbcTestCases

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Top Senior Java Developer Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. JSP
  3. Html
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed internal web applications using ruby on rails.
  • Created summary and summary detail templates (.JSPX) which were used throughout the application.
  • Developed several JSPs using HTML, Strut's tag libraries and wrote extensive JavaScript for these JSPs.
  • Configured Hibernate session factory in applicationcontext.XML to integrate Hibernate with Spring.
  • Developed and executed detailed release plans (for both biotechnology applications and breeding information database) for the project teams.

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