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Senior Application Developer in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

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Job Description

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects lenders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services. We help promote and preserve the tradition of homeownership while protecting lenders from default-related losses on residential first mortgages. We also facilitate the sale of low-down payment mortgages in the secondary market.

Our commitment to homeownership is built on a foundation of evaluating credit risk; we help clients and investors expertly and prudently manage risk in any market condition.

This position will involve the ongoing development and support of multiple web-based J2EE applications used throughout Radian. The candidate will be responsible for translating business requirements into cost-effective solutions, designing and developing those solutions with minimal supervision, and troubleshooting and supporting production systems. This position will also participate in the ongoing effort to modernize the platform and keep abreast of current best-practices.

Type of Position

  • Contract

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Analyze application requests and business requirements for completeness and feasibility.
  •  Estimate, design, prototype, develop, document, and unit test solutions to business problems on a project by project basis.
  •  Troubleshoot and resolve issues with production systems, including applications that were built by other teams.
  •  Provide 2nd tier, off-hours remote support, and Participate in the production release activities as needed.
  •  Mentor team members and aid in assigning work to engineers within the delivery team.
  •  Review programs developed by offshore team and provide comments, feedback and suggestions to Application Architect and other developers.
  •  Participate in the daily design and implementation activities of core subsystems for new features, enhancements and revisions.
  •  Support the enterprise platform as needed and provide instant hot-fixes for critical issues as needed.

Job Specifications


  • A proven understanding of SOA, and development of applications using this model.
  • At least seven years of Java development experience, working on large-scale J2EE applications in a BEA Weblogic environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Experience working in Agile methodology
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm.  Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and advanced problem solving skills.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in Enterprise Application Architecture with a knowledge of OOD, design patterns, data modeling, messaging, session, Java Serialization, Java persistence, XML, JSON, SOAP, SOA, JavaMail, Web Services, Restful Web Services, Struts framework and related Java EE technologies.
  • Experience in transactional middleware implementations (Microsoft BizTalk), high-volume SQL database • applications (SQL Server), JDBC transactions, JDBC connection pools, concurrent programming issues, and critical section implementations in a leading J2EE environment like WebSphere or Weblogic application servers.
  • Experience in JSP, HTML, JavaScripts, Ajax, jQuerry, Web 2.0 programming and efficient web front end designs.
  • Network programming experience with TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS streams with XML, JSON and text messages.

Other Position Parameters:

  • Experience in use of Quality Center and StarTeam in a development environment.
  • Experience in use of Jenkins and GIT for software deployment.
  • Ability to research new technologies and create conceptual models or solutions and present them to high-level audience cross business, applications and technology domains.
  • Experience with JRules and Microsoft BizTalk (not mandatory).

Prior Work Experience

  • 8 - 10 years of related experience

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Engineering or related field required.


  • 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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