Java Developer – Job Description

A Java developer designs, develops, implements, and tests web-based Java applications to support business and client needs, working with clients and team members through many layers of application architecture. From simple web-based applications to sophisticated desktop applications, Java developers program, troubleshoot, and configure these apps to enhance user friendliness. Processes include upgrading website design and functionality according to client’s needs. Creativity, problem-solving, and independent initiative are vital skills to a developer.

Java Developer Job Duties:

  • Establishing detailed application development method through client consultation
  • Integrate applications into existing systems through database architecture and server scripting
  • Writes and modifies new and existing code, documenting processes and modifications
  • Conduct in-depth application testing prior to deployment to ensure functionality and user-friendliness
  • Coordinate requirements and schedules for applications development; ensure adherence to deadlines for all projects
  • Document and report projects, trends, and operational tendencies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed



Alternative names:  Java Programmer, Software Developer, Web Software Developer

Job projections: Expanding

Application Developer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Java
  • Application Testing
  • Web Development (Java/HTML)
  • Database Development
  • Web Programming
  • Content Strategy
  • Troubleshooting, Configuration, and Debugging
  • Analytical Processes
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Verbal Communication


Salary Details:

The median annual Java Developer salary is $73,180, ranging between $48,957-$101,939, depending on education and Java experience. Bonuses and profit-sharing are included.


Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree, though some require a master’s degree. A strong, well-rounded knowledge of Java. Web development, data rationalization, advanced programming languages, and application architecture are also required. Preference is given to candidates with prior Java experience and good communicative tendencies, problem solving skills, and managerial skills.

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