Lead Java Engineer - Chicago

Java Chicago, Illinois


Lead Java Software Engineer: Do the Work You Love, Every Day

Tired of maintaining old apps based on legacy technologies? Join a team that develops custom apps for smart clients using new (and emerging) technologies.

Magenic is a business technology consulting firm that unites the power of creative problem-solving with the limitless potential of technology. Every day, our exceptional business technologists create custom tech solutions that help Fortune 1000 companies grow, evolve and succeed.

As a Java Software Engineer at Magenic, you'll perform work you can feel proud of in an environment full of passionate collaborators. You'll find a team of like-minded developers who live for building software and solving business problems. If you can't wait to take your skills to the next level and share your expertise with other brilliant technologists, this is where you belong.

  • 7+ years of experience in custom application development most recently with Java 8+ leveraging the Spring Boot framework
  • Proven track record of architecting and implementing enterprise solutions using current best-practice patterns and methodologies (12 Factor principles, Microservices)
  • Extensive back-end development expertise in modern domain driven API architecture
  • Proven ability to develop complex API's in high volume, highly available environments leveraging published API contracts
  • Experience creating containers with Docker and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 
  • Analytical and data analysis savvy, preferably on a NoSQL (Cosmos preferred) database platform
  • Experience in Cloud Native application development on Azure Cloud is highly preferred
  • Kafka Streaming experience highly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience developing in an Agile environment, preferably SAFe
  • Consulting skills including team building, flexibility, and customer service
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in analysis, design, implementation, and development process
  • A strong curiosity about our clients’ business needs, coupled with a passion to stay on the cutting edge


  • Comprehensive medical/dental/etc. benefits
  • Revenue sharing/401k
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous PTO
  • Health club Reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Powerful laptop
  • Annual holiday gifts (GoPro, Xbox, MSFT Surface)
  • Continuous education & support: Free training/certifications, tech summit, user groups, code camps, tech lunch and learns, Magenic Masters, tuition reimbursement, books, conferences, Yammer, Mentorship/badge program, and more
  • Plus extras like board game night, company-sponsored happy hours, Fragothons, Friday beer thirty, summer picnic, holiday party, soccer/softball leagues, Magenic In Motion fitness competition, and more