Java Developer

Developer (120326)

Client: State of UT

Location: Salt Lake City, UT (Remote opportunity/local to Utah not required)

Only GC or US Citizens can apply for this position

Duration: 3 years

Tentative interview dates: 8/4 and/or 8/7

Scope of Work

Contracted Developers – ARPA – DFA (CAPS/CAPS Contracts)

The Department of Technology Services (DTS) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) are in the process of re-platforming their Contract Approval Payment System (CAPS) and optimizing it to run in AWS. Payments for DHHS providers are paid through CAPS. A full stack contracted developer with Java, React, REST and AWS experience is needed to assist with these efforts. The contractor will help with developing REST APIs. There is also an Admin App that is being rewritten in React. Other cloud modernization activities a contractor would assist with include adding security, including OAuth2 and logging. Tomcat will be used as the default web server.

The Contracts Management System (CAPS Contracts), which is another DFA application that shares a database with CAPS also needs to be upgraded. The application needs upgraded logging, monitoring,

Spring, and Hibernate. It also needs conversion from SQL Server to Aurora PostgreSQL. We will also be working on Spring Security and moving the code to GitHub. Additional security includes adding

OAuth2. The business users would also like to add some additional features for contract monitoring.

The Scope of Work is to provide IT consulting services, on a fee for hourly services rendered, to rewrite CAPS and to optimize CAPS Contracts. Hourly rates are fully loaded (includes all costs to provide the IT consulting services). Positions may be remote within the United States. The Contracted Developer may work individually on CAPS or CAPS Contracts or both applications in tandem.

Organizational Context

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) oversees fiscal responsibility for all of DHHS and ensures payments to providers are timely and accurate. CAPS and CAPS Contracts are the primary IT

systems that support users in this capacity. Both applications are Java based.

Primary Duties:

  • Architects, designs, configures, implements, diagnoses, repairs, upgrades, and optimizes applications that support the agency’s clients, employees and overall mission.
  • Anticipates the impact new or modified software and tools will have on existing systems.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of systems that meet user needs.
  • Monitors and evaluates operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Adapts automated system(s) to accommodate special agency needs; designs or enhances agency unique automated systems to interface with existing systems as needed; prepares systems for migration to the cloud.
  • Identifies problems or potential problem areas and recommends solutions.
  • Aids other development staff in trouble shooting and answering technical questions

Other related duties may include State of Utah proprietary/3rd party vendor systems integration, inbound/outbound web services, technical support, technology consulting, data administration, application review services, and/or web application development.


  • Skill in designing and building customer-facing web applications
  • Problem analysis and solving skills
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture & creating API’s using REST and SOAP
  • Understanding of security principles related to: access, roles, groups, and permissions
  • Experience in Core Java, J2EE framework
  • Experience in HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript libraries & frameworks (React preferred)
  • Experience in using Spring Framework/Spring Boot/Spring Security is preferred
  • Experience and/or exposure to JPA or Hibernate
  • Experience with Eclipse or Eclipse based IDEs
  • Experience with AWS technologies, API Gateway, Elastic Beanstalk, Logging, Cloudformation a plus
  • Test software using appropriate methodology and techniques
  • Understanding of database/data relationship fundamentals, SQL experience a plus
  • Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • Plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience in GitHub
  • Experience with Containerization (Example: Docker)
  • Experience with OAuth2
Job Category: Java Developer
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Remote State of UT

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