Lead Java Developer

Guadalajara, Mexico

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.


Currently we are looking for a Lead Java Developer for our Guadalajara office to make the team even stronger.

We value individuality and we are highly interested in motivated people with a desire to grow as we do not believe in micro-management.

We look and strive for excellence and we are interested in individuals who want to grow, develop, innovate and learn.


  • Lead as a technical guidance within the development team;
  • Play the Key Developer and Software Architect roles;
  • Perform the Project Coordinator, Reviewer or Auditor role;
  • Act as the point of contact and bridge between the client/product owner and the development team;
  • Must be a role model for colleagues;
  • Be able to read, understand and, if necessary, argue or enhance project and requirement documentation;
  • Be able to create high-quality design, technical and project documentation;
  • Be able to follow, understand, and enhance a defined software development process;
  • Build web applications with a focus on the client side;
  • Perform Core Java Development with UI implementation (if necessary);
  • Design and build a scalable framework, API, or Middleware for web applications;
  • Write unit and integration tests;
  • Constantly perform code reviews.


  • At least 5 years (ideally 7+ years) of hands-on experience with various IT technologies and frameworks;
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with various Java technologies and frameworks;
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design;
  • Solid understanding of and experience with design patterns is a must have;
  • Knowledge of Spring is a must;
  • Knowledge of the software development process;
  • Proficient in Java coding/development;
  • Solid experience working with Java core:
    • Reflections understanding;
    • Collections;
    • Multithreading;
    • Abstract classes;
    • Concurrency;
    • Servlets;
    • Filters;
    • Exceptions (hierarchy, optimization, customization);
    • Enterprise Servlet Filters;
    • Web Services definition and consumption. (REST & SOAP);
    • Nested, anonymous and inner classes;
    • Serialization.
  • Good practical knowledge of RDBMS and NoSQL solutions;
  • Unit and Integration testing experience;
  • Web application, APIs, or middleware development experience;
  • Knowledge of AJAX/HTML/CSS and an interest in user interface design (for a full stack developer – nice to have);
  • Experience with integration patterns and integration technology;
  • Proficient communication skills and capability of successful collaboration with cross-functional teams;
  • Ability to delegate tasks and assign to the resource with the best fit for the task;
  • Understanding of what is WBS;
  • Upper-Intermediate English is essential;
  • Previous experience leading/coordinating small to medium sized teams (3-9 people it’s a must);
  • Experience with agile methodologies is a must:
    • Ability to provide accurate both high and low level estimations.
  • Experience acting as one of the following roles is strongly recommended:
    • Technical Leader;
    • SPOC- Single Point Of Contact;
    • Scrum Master;
    • Onsite with offshore/nearshore team.

We offer

  • Career plan and real growth opportunities;
  • International Mobility Plan within 25 countries;
  • Constant training, mentoring, online corporate courses, eLearning and more;
  • English classes with certified teacher;
  • Support for employee’s initiatives (Algorithms club, toastmasters, agile club and more);
  • Enjoyable working environment (Gaming room, napping area, amenities, events, sport teams and more);
  • Flexible work schedule and dress code;
  • Collaborate in a multicultural environment and share best practices from around the globe;
  • Hired directly by EPAM & 100% under payroll;
  • Law benefits (IMSS, INFONAVIT, 15 days December bonus, 25% vacation bonus);
  • Personal insurance: Life, Major medical expenses with dental & visual coverage;
  • 13 % employee savings fund;
  • Grocery coupons (added to the monthly benefits once the probation period has been passed);
  • 10 vacations days plus 2 floating days;
  • Official Mexican holidays, plus two extra holidays (December 24th & 31st);
  • Relocation bonus: transportation, 2 weeks of accommodation for you and your family and more.