What does a Senior Java Developer do?

As a Java Developer you will work at a Startup focused on the creation of a variety of web applications ('apps') to go to market and to fill existing customer orders. You will work as part of a software development team and be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Java applications.

You could be an ideal candidate if you have a bachelor's degree in computer science with a professional IT certification. You need to have expert level Java programming along with experience in database management and computer architecture. You should have experience working effectively on software development teams ensuring tight deadlines are met.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Java Developer jobs?
  • Work as part of a software development team
  • Write code per app specifications
  • Test to ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
  • Analyze user requirements to determine how to translate into Java
  • Debug and resolving technical issues
  • Make recommendations to existing job infrastructure
  • Continually engage in professional development
  • Develop documentation to track
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Java Developer jobs?
  • Professional IT Certification, preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience developing apps
  • Expert level in Java programming
  • Experience in database management
  • Experience in Computer architecture
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a software development team on tight deadlines
  • Experienced in developing web applications (apps)
  • Previous experience working at a Startup
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Senior Java Developer make?

Confident
$128,905 /yr
Total Pay
$113,926
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$14,979
 /yr

Additional Pay

$128,905

 / yr
$80K$257K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Senior Java Developer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Java Developer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Java Developer
$128,905/yr
L4
L3

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
31%
5 - 7
44%
8+
24%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Senior Java Developer Insights

Read what Senior Java Developer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
EmpowerEmpower
Lead Java Developer
Jun 16, 2020

“This I didn't faced here and I hiring team is quiet responsive proactive and helping.”

Stowe Research Intl
Full Stack Java Developer
Jan 27, 2021

“I wasted 4 years of my life with 30k a month and no growth and career progression”

Publicis SapientPublicis Sapient
Senior Java Developer
Sep 5, 2021

“Java developers’ profile is very well defined with career growth prospects in Publicis Sapient.”

Publicis SapientPublicis Sapient
Senior Java Developer/Lead
Sep 6, 2021

“Java developers’ profile is very well defined with career growth prospects in Publicis Sapient.”

BetVictorBetVictor
Senior Java Developer
Oct 11, 2021

“It was good to work with a good tech stack and can see the result of the work quickly.”

Infoway SoftwareInfoway Software
Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Dec 29, 2021

“My tenure as Senior Engineer was great and I had an opportunity to work with a Financial client.”

wefoxwefox
Java Engineer
Jan 24, 2021

“About the work from home: this is great and was allowed and encouraged from day 1 of the pandemic.”

Surekha TechnologiesSurekha Technologies
Java Senior Developer
Jun 22, 2022

“Surekha Technologies is the best place to work and I am working her for last 3 years.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of java developers

A java developer uses a computer all day. The typical day of a java developer varies depending on the job and company they work for, but everyday responsibilities include writing code, finding bugs in code, designing and implementing Java applications, and conducting software analysis and testing.

Yes, a career as a java developer can lead to many opportunities. IT jobs are in high demand, and they are continuing to grow. Java is one of the most widely used programming languages, and it's used in many real-world applications.

A difficult aspect of working as a java developer is that it can be stressful at times, but the more you know about the programming language, the easier it gets. If you're considering becoming a java developer, you should enjoy sitting in front of a computer and be prepared to work toward several technology certifications.

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