Synaptek Corporation Senior J2EE Systems Software Architect in New Orleans, Louisiana

Senior J2EE Systems Software Architect

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Synaptek Corporation is a fast-growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. “Technology moving at the speed of thought” embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal, State and Local Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, STD (short term disability, LTD (long term disability) plans and vacation time and holiday leave.

We are seeking a motivated and energetic Senior Level J2EE Systems Software Architect for an exciting opportunity in the gulf coast region of Louisiana. We want a dedicated individual who wants to learn, mentor and expand their Java architecture expertise.

Candidate must be able to obtain and retain a Department of Interior background investigation. Candidates must be US Citizens or hold a Green Card and a resident of the US for the previous 3 years with no longer than a 90 day absence.


  • Leads the research and development of new software products and applications on the leading edge of established knowledge and standards.

  • Conceives, designs, prototypes, and tests new methods, algorithms, and models.

  • Defines architecture requirements and performance standards to meet or exceed management and customer specifications.

  • Identifies and directs resolution of complex hardware/software interface issues.

  • Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  • Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.

  • Serves as the primary customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software engineers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Serves as a technical team or task leader.

  • May provide expertise to multiple projects and tasks.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Generates new code and corrects; converts; and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications.

  • Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.

  • Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures; identify problems; and document specific requirements.

  • Writes and updates technical documentation such as users' manuals; product specifications; and training materials.

  • Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products; analyzes test results; and corrects problems.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  • Reviews and evaluates software products; systems; and documentation to ensure adherence to company and customer quality standards as a member of an Agile Scrum Team.

  • Plans; develops; tests; and documents client/server applications programs.

10-15 years of related software development experience.

Requires at least ten years' directly related experience in the design; writing code; and testing of computer programs and database development. Also requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles; practices; and procedures used in all phases of full life cycle applications and systems development; engineering; programming; and analysis.

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in leading technical teams, interacting with senior managers, defining requirements, providing and reviewing work assignments.

  • Expert knowledge of software engineering principles, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment.

  • Experience with IDE such as NetBeans, Eclipse, and JDeveloper.

  • Experience developing applications using Java/J2EE technologies (JDBC, Servlets, JSP)

  • Experience developing web-based services and SOA

  • Experience with client-side, web-development languages (JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, CSS)

  • Experience with relational databases (Oracle/SQL and/or DB2) and Data Modeling

  • Experience with Web Server (WebLogic server preferred) WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat, Glass Fish, and Apache.

  • Networking experience to include an understanding of network hardware, protocols, firewalls, and routing.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in all phases of full life cycle applications and systems development

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Security Development practices such as OWSP, NIS and FISMA. Experience with code management and version control tools.

  • Applied knowledge of Agile Development Methodology, product development methodologies, database methodologies and software integration

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills

  • Strong client relationship management skills

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry a plus

Location: New Orleans, LA

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