Senior Java Developer

Capella University - Minneapolis, MN4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $94,000 - $130,000 a year

Strategic Education, Inc. seeks a senior level, principal java engineer to assume responsibility for the development and support of SEI’s custom java applications, based on requirements and review meetings with project stakeholders. As a critical member of a fully agile team working within a CI/devops culture, this role works across technology groups and departments, providing ongoing support and subject matter expertise for the organization. The successful candidate will be a self-starter that will research legacy solutions, resolve technical debt, and dig into issues that may not have a documented or obvious solution.


Develop and document Capella University’s proprietary course development application utilizing java, spring, a graph database, and other enterprise and open source technology platforms
Assist in the conception and development of new custom applications to propel Capella/SEI’s business objectives
Contribute to other product development within the online campus ecosystem
Act as a leader and evangelist for agile, devops, and continuous integration
Attend requirements and status meetings; lead code review meetings
Provide third level maintenance and support
Mentor colleagues who are earlier in their careers
A commitment to high quality work; perfectionism, but a tempering ability to get through to launch
Other initiatives as assigned


The successful candidate will have ten years of experience, or more, with a primary focus utilizing the tools below -

Spring Framework
Spring Boot
Spring Core
Spring Data REST
Spring MVC
Spring Security
Graph database

Partner closely with architects and developers to perform analysis, architectural and system design, development, and implementation of custom web-based applications
Ability to effectively diagnose, isolate, and resolve complex issues
Strong communication skills, including written, spoken and presentation communications with the ability to translate complex technical terminology, concepts and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical management and staff
Excellent relationship-building, customer service, and problem resolution skills
Proven ability to work under limited supervision and exercise independent judgment and initiative
Demonstrated ability to manage/coordinate multiple projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks with good judgment and in an effective and productive manner
Able to serve as department representative/advocate on diverse cross-functional teams
Conducts code reviews and demonstrations
Provides input in to best practices techniques and tool selection
May coach/mentor less experienced developers

Education/Preferred Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in information technology or related field
Experience working with geographically dispersed resources preferred


Capella University
Capella Tower
225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

This is an on-site position located at Capella’s downtown Minneapolis headquarters. It requires the ability to work in downtown Minneapolis and in a high-rise corporate office setting. Typical of a corporate office setting, Capella’s office space:

is designed with an open work space setting and common fluorescent lighting
includes frequent co-worker interaction and corresponding noise levels
is subject to inside environmental conditions

Sedentary work:
this role is mainly a sedentary role with frequent sitting and occasional walking and/or standing.
this role involves frequent usage of a telephone, PC and standard monitors.
this role has minimal lifting requirements, may require exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects

Requires minimal (0–10 percent) business travel:
may occasionally require travel to on-site Capella events such as Commencement or off-site Capella University leadership meetings as requested and based on business needs. All travel must be pre-approved and arrangements made according to Capella’s policies/procedures.

the University’s general office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Work hours and starting times may vary depending on the job and the business needs. Some positions will have a specified starting time, and may be earlier or later, depending upon business requirements.
the normally scheduled workweek for all full-time employees consists of 40-45 hours.