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Salary: $6,110.00 - $8,030.00
Posted: 05/19/2014

Job Description:

When applying for this position, please reference ‘BF11345’

This vacancy may be restricted to State SROA/Surplus & Gen Re-Employment candidates. To be considered you must have eligibility as a Systems Software Specialist III (Technical) or be reachable on the Systems Software Specialist III (Technical) exam list. Transfer and reinstatement candidates may be considered. Training and Development candidates may also be considered.

Job Description:

California State Compensation Insurance Fund is seeking Java Software Engineer for HRAMS.

The tasks for the Intermediate Java Software Engineer for HRAMS include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Become an expert in technical aspects of our products
* Develop creative solutions and contribute to technical design documents
* Provide work estimates for proposed projects
*Cross-train junior developers on product features that are implemented
*Perform hands-on software design and development in Java
*Develop and execute unit tests for product components
*Encourage innovation of process and creative development methodologies
*Perform peer code reviews and provide feedback
*Promote high quality, scalability, and timely completion of projects
* Work with cross functional teams, including Business, QA and Operations.

The intermediate Java Software Engineer for HRAMS shall possess most of the following skills:

*BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent degree
*6+ years of software development experience
*Development experience in an enterprise-class system with multi-tier architecture
*Must have JEE 6 experience, including JPA, JSF, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, JMS
*Broad experience with various Java development frameworks
*Experience with one of the J2EE containers such as JBOSS, Tomcat, Websphere etc.
*Solid Experience in J2EE APIs including EJBs, Servlets, JTA, JSPs, JSTL, web services and JDBC
*Strong experience in implementing successful distributed, scalable, high-performance multi-threaded server applications
*Experience with Design patterns
*Experience with data grid technology such as ehCache, Hazelcast or Coherence
*Knowledge of the implications of developing for high-availability clustered environments
*Working knowledge of Linux and Windows
*Experience with open source Java technologies including Ant, Jenkins, Maven
*Experience with SQL programming
*Familiarity with XML related APIs including SAX and DOM parsers and XSLT
*Insurance industry experience
*Strong speaking and writing skills
* Comfortable working in a flexible Agile development environment

The Intermediate Java Software Engineer shall possess most of the following skills:

*Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze information and identify and formulate solutions to problems
*Provide more in-depth analysis with a high-level view of goals and end deliverables
*Complete work within a reasonable time frame under the supervision of a manager or team lead
*Plan and manage all aspects of the support function
*Extensive knowledge of and proven experience with data processing systems, and methods of developing, testing and moving solutions to implementation
*Strong knowledge in project management practices and ability to document processes and procedures as needed
*Work collaboratively with other support team members and independently on assigned tasks and deliverables with minimum supervision
*Communicate effectively with users at all levels, from data entry technicians up to senior management, verbally and in writing
*Self-motivated, working closely and actively communicating with team members to accomplish time critical tasks and deliverables
*Ask questions and share information gained with other support team members, recording and documenting this knowledge
*Elicit and gather user requirements and/or problem description information, and record this information accurately
*Listen carefully and act upon user requirements
*Convey and explain complex problems and solutions in an understandable language to both technical and non-technical persons
*Present technical solutions to management and decision makers
*Follow the lead of others on assigned projects as well as take the lead when deemed appropriate
*Think creatively and critically, analyzing complex problems, weighing multiple solutions, and carefully selecting solutions appropriate to the business needs, project scope, and available resources
*Take responsibility for the integrity of the solution

Desirable Core Competencies:

*Act with integrity
*Use sound judgment
*Commit to quality
*Demonstrate adaptability
*Think strategically
*Communicate effectively and influence others
*Work well both independently and as part of a team

This position may become permanent in the future.

State Fund offers various forms of Tuition Reimbursement Programs for permanent employees.

Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Agency Description

Established in 1914 by the state legislature State Fund is California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California’s entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in California’s economy by maintaining an open door policy ensuring all employers have a strong and stable option for their workers’ compensation needs.

State Fund offers diverse and comprehensive products and services that provide peace of mind for employers and injured employees with fast, reliable claims service and medical and indemnity benefits. State Fund’s accident prevention services and return to work programs—provided to policyholders at no additional cost—help keep workplaces safe, get employees back to work sooner after an injury, and ultimately help save businesses money.

With approximately 150,000 policyholders, more than $1.2 billion in premium, and nearly $20 billion in assets, State Fund is a competitive insurance provider and a stabilizing force in California’s economy.

State Fund’s Vision, Values, and Purpose


To be recognized as the industry leader and best value in California




State Fund’s purpose is to provide fairly priced workers’ compensation insurance, make workplaces safe, and restore injured workers.


(1)Prior to employment with State Fund, a background investigation (BI) will be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement and will check criminal and civil records and, if applicable, verify education and check driving records.

(2)Applications must be postmarked and/or received no later then the final filing date

(3)Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. If not contacted within four weeks the position has potentially been filled.

(4)Applications will not be considered if the application is not completed appropriately and/or if required additional information is not submitted with the application

How to Apply:

Interested Individuals should submit a STD 678, Examination and/or Employment Application, and a current resume to the address below. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their letter. The STD 678 can be accessed through the CalHR website at

If you need to attain Systems Software Specialist III (Technical) list eligibility, you may view the official exam bulletin and register and complete the Systems Software Specialist III (Technical) Open exam please access the following link:

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Java Software Engineer for HRAMS 402 - 345 - 1367 -
Location County
Pleasanton ALAMEDA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term  24 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Continuous None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
HR Certification
2275 Gateway Oaks Dr
Sacramento, 95833
Cristy Edwards

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