Full Stack Technical Lead (Java)


$120,000 - $140,000
Full Time
No Travel Required



Job Details

Lead Full Stack Engineer (MRI-Simmons)

This role is fully remote, however Eastern or Central time zone is preferred.

We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.


About MRI-Simmons:

MRI-Simmons is the leading provider of insights on the American consumer. With thousands of attitudinal and behavioral data points, gathered through ongoing surveys and passive measurement, MRI-Simmons empowers advertisers, agencies, and media companies with deeper insights into the why behind consumer behavior.

The company s flagship product (MRI-Simmons USA) is the leading multi-media study of Americans and is widely recognized as the industry standard for magazine audience ratings. Powered by address-based probabilistic sampling, MRI-Simmons USA measures real people, chosen at random to represent the US population in all its variations. This methodological approach ensures stability of insights and provides the most accurate view of the American consumer.

Job Description:

MRI-Simmons is seeking a lead Java engineer with hands-on Java/J2EE development experience and proven abilities to support software activities in an Agile software development lifecycle. We are seeking a well-rounded developer to lead a cloud application using variety of technologies. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate will lead developers on the team to achieve architecture and design objectives as agreed with stakeholders.

As Lead Full Stack Engineer, you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Lead developers on the team to meet product deliverables.
  • Coach junior developers on the team to develop scalable implementation.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on a multi-disciplined project team in an Agile development environment.
  • Contribute to detailed design and architectural discussions as well as customer requirements sessions to support the implementation of J2EE applications.
  • Design and develop clear and maintainable code.
  • Lead developers on the team to meet product deliverables.
  • Ability to identify and solve for code/design optimization.
  • Learn and integrate with a variety of systems, APIs and platforms.
  • Interact with a multi-disciplined team to clarify analyze, assess requirements-
  • Be actively involved in the design, development and testing activities for web applications.
  • Help recommend strategic architectural and technical directions to our clients.


Now that we have introduced you to the position as Lead Java Engineer, what skills, qualifications and experience should you, have?

  • Hands-on experience developing Java web applications or supporting backend APIs using a variety of frameworks.
  • Proven technical leadership on prior development projects.
  • Hands-on experience with the Spring Tool Suite to include Spring Boot, Spring Boot Oath, Spring Security, Spring Data JPA, and Spring Batch.
  • Hands-on experience building applications using React.
  • Hands-on experience using automated build tools such as Maven or Gradle.
  • Hands-on experience using Relational Databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres or similar.
  • Fluency in Java/J2EE, JSP, Web Services. Must have experience with JAVA 8 or higher. Must be able to code in Java, React and Redux. Must have led a big project from start to finish.
  • Experience using software project tracking tools such as Jira.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well in a team.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Experience developing scripts using VBScript or PowerShell.
  • SAML and Single Sign On (SSO) implementations.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau.
  • Experience with DEVOPS CI/CD tools and automation processes (e.g., Azure DevOPS, BitBucket).
  • Python
  • Liquibase
  • OpenShift


Salary commensurate with experience, annual base salary range: $120,000 - $140,000

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK ( Company ) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential.

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

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At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours. We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!