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Lead Java Developer

Engineering | Addison, TX | Full Time

Job Description

About Bottle Rocket:

Bottle Rocket is dedicated to creating handcrafted iPhone, iPad and Android apps for the world's most discriminating brands. We believe exceptionally innovative technology not only enhances the way we do things - it redefines the way we live our lives. We are a remarkable team of dreamers, thinkers, makers and doers with unparalleled experience and a relentless passion for pushing the limits of mobile. 

About Working for Bottle Rocket:

We are a rapidly growing mobile development company at the forefront of the app revolution. We have developed and released over 90 high profile, award-winning apps for companies like NPR, Discovery Channel, Disney, BET, American Express, AARP, Bravo, ESPN, SPIN Magazine, History Channel, as well extremely popular games such as Doodle Bomb and Annoying Orange Kitchen Carnage. Our apps often top the charts and win much-coveted industry awards like the People’s Voice Award at The Webbys, SPD Awards’ Tablet App of the Year and Variety’s Entertainment App Developer of the Year. We recently had our fourth app inducted into the Apple Hall of Fame, more than any other app developer. Bottle Rocket was also named one of The Dallas Morning News’ Top Places to Work in 2012.

Of course, such high visibility and growth comes with its own challenges. Our services are in such high demand that we need the most talented individuals, such as yourself, to continue to grow our brand, our organization, and our skill set. We can offer you as much challenge as you can handle! We have been wildly successful because we work hard for our clients, our end users, and for each other. We have staffed our teams with "A" players that do not accept anything less than the best from themselves and each other. This allows us to continually improve our work, our processes, and our vision.

About This Position:

The Lead Java Developer will be responsible for Architecting, Designing and Supporting server solutions supporting mobile and web.

If you are interested in more than just a 9–to–5 job, are excited by working with a team of committed individuals, and want to make a difference in a young organization, then this is the place for you! We are about building great products, building great teams, and being excited about going to work every day!

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision. We are a successful business and one of the most experienced app developers in the market. Come join us!


  • Architect, Design, and Support application server solutions for mobile and web
  • Lead and mentor more junior developers
  • Manage your own time
  • Manage your own part of projects
  • Act as technical liaison for projects
  • Support sales team in technical discussions


  • 10 years experience in commercial software development
  • Strong experience developing in the J2EE ecosystem delivering RESTful APIs
  • Demonstrated experience delivering large-scale, high-performance systems
  • Strong OOD skills with demonstrated understanding of Software Design patterns
  • Must be able to demonstrate technical and problem-solving skills
  • Minimum 4 years experience as a technical team lead
  • Knowledge of caching technologies (e.g. memcached)
  • Experience with transactional (SQL) databases and no-SQL databases
  • Strong architectural and design skills
  • Ability to drive process for source control and release management
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Work on-site (Dallas, Texas)

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Awareness of functional programming paradigms
  • Exposure to non-blocking architectures/techniques
  • Experience with HTML5 + Javascript frameworks (Backbone, Angular.js, etc.)