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ForeFlight is looking for a Java Server Engineer to join our Austin team. This position is for a technically well-rounded individual with expertise in Java server-side web and enterprise app development that will have responsibilities for developing server-side features and APIs to support our mobile apps. Experience with weather products and APIs (aviation or otherwise), aggregation of data / mashups, and aviation in general are a big plus.

Technically, this person must have proven experience with server-side Java programming, including use and expertise of one or more frameworks, search, and web services (RESTful, binary, and/or XML based). This person believes building applications in the cloud is cake. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

This position is based in our Austin, TX office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement. Relocation reimbursement will be provided if moving to Austin.

Skills & Requirements

  • Java server development (web services, Spring, Spring MVC, JPA, JMS, ORM)
  • Caucho Resin / Jetty / Tomcat
  • Metrics, Hibernate, Ant, Maven, IntelliJ, TeamCity Continuous Integration, Spring, JProfiler
  • RDBMS (Postgres / PostGIS / MySQL)
  • Scripting (shell, Python, other)
  • GIS experience a plus
  • Experience with payment processing is a plus
  • RDBMS (Postgres / PostGIS / MySQL)
  • Scripting (shell, Python, other)
  • GIS experience a plus
  • Experience with payment processing is a plus

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. This year our app has been featured in the “Your Verse” iPad commercial and the “You’re more powerful than you think” iPhone commercial.

Our Houston office is located in Montrose at 2323 S Shepherd, near Torchy's Tacos. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, UT Austin, Texas A&M, and Clemson. We love shipping.

Joel Test score: 12 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?

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