Associate Java Developer

Work From Home
Information Technology (IT) – Application Development /
Full Time /
The work we do has an impact on millions of lives, and you can be a part of it.
We help protect our customers against life’s uncertainties. Regardless of where you work within the company, you’ll be helping provide protection and peace of mind when our customers need it most.

This position involves designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting complex software systems.  They will work closely with Business Analysts and customers to gather requirements in order to ensure the customer’s business needs and expectations are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.  This Developer will also diagnose, isolate, and resolve software problems.  They will prepare and modify technical documentation.  Additional responsibilities include performing code reviews, providing feedback, mentoring, and guiding the skill development for other Developers. 

Job Functions

    • Researches, complies, and evaluates information used in the development and maintenance of very large and complex systems to satisfy business needs.
    • Interprets specifications and requests and understands how changes impact current applications and systems. 
    • Codes, tests, implements complex system changes, and ensures that all programming changes and enhancements are thoroughly documented. 
    • Quickly diagnoses complex production support problems; determines and implements quality solutions in a timely fashion to reduce business impact.
    • Interfaces regularly with team, key customers, and stakeholders to report progress, problems, and defects. 
    • Stays up to date with the latest technologies and trends to bring in best practices.
    • Develops and maintains substantial company and industry knowledge.
    • Ensures compliance with security aspects of adhering to enterprise policies.
    • Manages individual tasks on projects and may lead projects or team members with moderate requirements.
    • Provides leadership as a model of how others should interact and accomplish tasks and is considered a top expert by peers in one or more areas of expertise.


    • Typically, 2+ years of applicable work and/or technical experience.
    • Typically, post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant field.
    • Proven knowledge in Java development as well as additional object-oriented programming languages.  
    • Proficient developing and maintaining systems with the following languages and technologies: Angular, JavaScript, MS SQL, Git, RESTful services, Containerized Deployment (Docker), Spring Frameworks (Spring Boot, Spring Batch).
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to build consensus with others on best solutions.
    • Superb organizational and time management skills with the ability to visualize milestones and steps critical to reach successful outcomes.
    • Well-honed ability to solve complex technical problems offering various options while providing pros and cons of each approach.
    • Excellent collaboration skills both within the team and across other teams.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and team members verbally and in writing, while considering varying levels of business and technical skills.
    • Must be self-motivated, coachable, and committed to continuous learning.
Protective’s targeted salary range for this position is $67,500 to $83,175. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to, job location, skills, and experience. The range listed is just one component of Protective’s total compensation package for employees. 

This position also offers additional incentive opportunities through an annual incentive based on individual and company performance.

Employee Benefits:  
We aim to protect our employees' wellbeing through a broad benefits offering. For example, we protect physical wellbeing through health, dental and vision insurance. We protect mental wellbeing through mental health benefits and an employee assistance program. We protect time away from work with a variety of paid time away benefits (e.g., paid time off, paid parental leave, short-term disability, and a cultural observance day). We protect financial wellbeing through contributions to healthcare accounts, a pension plan, and a 401(k) plan with Company matching. All employees are encouraged to protect their overall wellbeing by engaging in ProHealth Rewards, Protective’s platform to improve wellbeing while earning cash rewards.  
Eligibility for certain benefits may vary by position in accordance with the terms of the Company’s benefit plans.

Diversity and Inclusion:
At Protective, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees are able to fully contribute and thrive. Our goal is to grow and develop our people, attract diverse talent and support strong, diverse communities.

We support diversity, equity, and inclusion by working to develop a culture of inclusion and belonging led by leaders who develop potential and embrace all skills and abilities. Our aim is to create an equitable environment for all leaders and employees that will drive performance and impact business strategy. In this way, we can increase overall diversity for leadership roles and pipelines of talent by maturing our hiring practices, robust development opportunities and focus on retention of key talent.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being inclusive and attracting, retaining, and growing the talents of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Accommodations for Applicants with a Disability:
If you require an accommodation to complete the application and recruitment process due to a disability, please email information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application and recruitment process.
Please note that the above email is solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation.  General employment questions should not be sent through this process.