Lead Java/ PL/SQL Developer

Information Technology Malvern, Pennsylvania


About The Institutes  

A not-for-profit organization located in beautiful Malvern, PA, The Institutes have been the leading provider of risk management and property-casualty insurance education for more than 100 years. By living our values—Put the Customer First, Do What You Say, Work Together, Be Innovative and Do the Right Thing— our talented team delivers innovative solutions that best empower risk and insurance professionals to help those in need. In 2019, The Institutes was named a Top Workplace by Philly.com for the fifth time. We understand the importance of work-life balance and provide excellent benefits and a friendly and team-focused work environment to drive employee engagement.   

Lead Developer 

The Institutes are committed to providing innovative and scalable solutions that best empower the business to offer a wide range of professional development services. We have an excellent opportunity for a Lead Developer to provide technical direction and hands on implementation of solutions in an ever changing world of technology. The ideal candidate needs to be able to provide technical leadership and guidance on the Applications Development team, focusing on web service and API development, data access and development, and application architecture. If you are confident that you will be a good fit to help deliver key initiatives at our organization, we would love to meet you! 

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Develops/maintains, tests, and implements software applications with little to no supervision and helps others within the team 
  • Creates foundational software components that teams can build upon when developing application features 
  • Provides consistent and appropriate feedback during code reviews. Makes sure the solution meets the requirements and user story objectives 
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, including automation of manual processes, data delivery, and data architecture scalability 
  • Design and build new Java and PL/SQL routines required for new business functionality and optimal performance 
  • Work with stakeholders including the Enterprise Research, Products, and Marketing teams to assist with data and API related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs 
  • Ensure data security for database routines, the data access layer, and the Java API layer, via secure coding practices 
  • Implement architectural improvements to existing PL/SQL artifacts so that the data can more easily be accessed via web and mobile interfaces and APIs 
  • Work with Solutions Architect and Data Developers to ensure that the data layer is accessible via a secure API layer 

Education and Experience  

  • Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer systems design or computer science 
  • Knowledge of full SDLC and 5-10  years of computer programming experience 
  • Programming skills including but not limited to a working knowledge of: Relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL), PL/SQL, JSON, XML, HTML, XHTML, XSLT, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP 
  • Knowledge of popular Java Frameworks such as Spring, Spring Boot, PrimeFaces, and JSF a plus 
  • Knowledge of PHP and/or Drupal a plus  
  • Knowledge of code management and tracking best practices is required.  Skillset should include Git, JIRA, BitBucket (or other code repo tool) 
  • Experience working effectively in either a Windows or Linux environment required 
  • Experience with DevOps tools and processes, such as Salt, Ansible, Python a plus 


The Best Part? The Benefits! 

To enforce the importance of work-life balance, employees enjoy excellent benefits, including: 


  • Onsite Cafeteria in Malvern- free breakfast and lunch every day! 
  • 401(k) plan with company contribution up to 16% 
  • Generous time off package that includes paid vacation, personal, sick and holidays 
  • Paid maternity and parental leave 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage 
  • Free on-site fitness center 
  • A beautiful 1.25-mile long walking path! 


Role is remote currently and for the near future.