P013118: Senior Java Software Engineer


St. Louis, MO

The role:

As a FTE of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role

Senior Java/Restful Web Services Engineer

at the enterprise level for our bakery-cafe chain reported revenue of $7.16 billion, has 2100 bakery-cafes in the United States and Canada. Our customer operates locally in Sunset Hills off Geyer Rd.

You will need the maturity, motivation and previous client experience to work productively in our client organization. As a Ferguson employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development - which is always in your best interest, and what Ferguson does best.


In this fast-paced role, you will be a results-driven, self-organized, and self-motivated individual with a strong desire to build great products.


  • Creating web services
  • Creating application services based on micro services architecture
  • Working closely with Solution Architect in designing and developing applications, based on TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Actively find ways (new technologies, tools, frameworks) to improve software solutions
  • Estimating the size of backlog items
  • Delivering and translating backlog items into engineering design and logical units of work (tasks)
  • Leading the design, development and implementation of complex software programs in accordance with project budgets and release schedules
  • Facilitating knowledge and experience sharing
  • Working with Product Management and Engineering to translate product use cases and requirements to industry-leading design
  • Interfacing with (internal and external) customers to promote company’s software services and gain understanding of their business requirements


  • 5+ years of experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software
  • 5+ years of experience in Restful Web in a Spring MVC Environment
  • Experience in Java and Java EE platforms including Spring framework & components, Hibernate, Messaging, Web Services, SOAP, WS-Security, REST (Services Design & Technology Skills)
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming skills.
  • Solid skills in with Restful Web Services
  • Must understand and proficient with Mongo DB, Postgres, Oracle DB, SQL
  • Understanding patterns is a must
  • Understanding of architecture or experience in architecture would be a really helpful
  • Experience working on an Agile team environment required
  • Desire to stay abreast of new development tools and

    The benefits:

    We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

    The compensation:

    Highly competitive base salary.

    Paid overtime

    $.60/$1 401K match

    160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

    Bonus System

    Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

    Short-term and long-term disability

    Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

    How to Apply:

    If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

    Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

    Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


    Katie McElhone
    Ferguson Consulting
    1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
    Chesterfield,MO 63017
    (636) 728-4406
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