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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Java Developer III in Rockville, Maryland

Java Developer III

Information Technology

Rockville, MD



Summary of the Position

This is a professional hands-on IT position in which the incumbent’s main responsibilities are application software design, development, systems maintenance, modification and documentation. The Software Developer III uses structured analysis and design methodologies to perform full life cycle development for USP applications ranging in complexity.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Performs design, development, testing, code review and post-production support for applications based upon the specific needs of USP.

  • Adheres to sound standards and best practices during all phases of software development life cycle.

  • Collaborates with team to provide technical solutions to support long-term technology strategy.

  • Stays current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate USP’s software applications’ social and mobile capabilities.

  • Creates prototypes, refines solutions and establishes proof of concept.

  • Skilled problem-solver, able to prioritize and is detail oriented.

  • Diagnoses and repairs development and production issues in a timely manner.

  • Closely follows version control, documentation and code promotion procedures.

  • Provides production support, enhancements and ongoing maintenance for custom programs that interface with third party vendors and other internal systems

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field and 6+ years of professional experience in full software development life cycle


  • Master’s degree in computer science or relevant field and 4+ years of experience in full software development life cycle.

Professional Requirements Sought:

  • Full stack development with hands-on experience with backend, frontend and database technologies.

  • Experience with J2EE using Spring framework, design patterns and open source software.

  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA),

  • Experience writing complex SQL queries on Oracle/MySQL relational databases.

  • Experience with UI frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, ReactJS, etc.)

  • Experience with various client and server testing frameworks (e.g. Junit, SonarQube, JaCoCo, JMock, Mockito, TestNG, Jasmine, Selenium, etc.)

  • Experience with build tools (e.g. GIT, Ant, Maven, Grunt, GulpJS, etc.)

  • Experience with configuring Web and application servers.

  • Experience with XML parsing and processing.

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines.

  • Experience with Linux/Unix or Mac OSX.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with RestFul Webservices

  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket.

  • Experience with caching technologies like Redis, ehCache, Memcache.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services/Heroku a plus.

  • Experience with application containerization technologies like Docker.

  • Experience with working across multiple projects and consistently produce defined results.

  • Experience in developing applications strategies, facilitating implementation projects, creating system designs and solution architectures for software applicationsExcellent communication & interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all level of staff to determine system requirements, processes and data flows.

  • Demonstrated progression in career with increasing responsibilities.

  • Expert knowledge of systems, software, programming languages, development methodology and web frameworks.

  • Strong grasp of common web technologies and recent developments in social, mobile and cloud applications.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes in building high profile web applications.

  • Must also be able to facilitate occasional projects not possible during normal business hours due to vendor necessity or customer impact (e.g. ability to be on call for any critical system issues).

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Category Information Technology