Java Developer

Location US-MI-Auburn Hills
Information Technology


Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.


Our Information Technology Capability is looking for the right Java Developer to work with the team that develops our robust corporate websites and large, mission critical, ERP system.


Here is what you’ll get to do:


  • Be a member of a global, cross-functional, multi-cultural team of mid to senior level developers.
  • Undertake complex projects to enhance our Website and ERP products to meet sweeping business transformations.
  • Coordinate with architects, business analysts, and SMEs to understand and refine requirements.
  • Support product management in making appropriate business decisions and trade-offs
  • Work with a team that is committed to object-oriented analysis, design, and component based development
  • Use agile methodologies.
  • Program in an up-to-date development environment with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Develop using the full Java stack including SE, EE, EJB, JSF, JMS, JPA and popular Web stack technologies including BootStrap, Javascript, JQuery, Angular, React, and SpringBoot
  • Maintain an awareness of new technologies and their applicability to improve the team’s products


Here is what you’ll need to be successful:


  • 5+ years of in-depth experience with object oriented programming
  • Facilitation and team-building skills. Ability to influence, train, mentor and leverage the skills of others, including business partners and cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with design patterns
  • Experience with reading and expressing ideas using UML
  • Experience in various software design paradigms such as MVC, DDD, SOA, etc.
  • Strong SQL coding experience
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Integrity
  • Humility and intellectual honesty
  • Confidence
  • Respect of others
  • Ability to have ideas challenged
  • Ability to compromise
  • Economic decision making

 We value your experience with these technologies:


Client-side development:

  • Writing CSS and familiarity with tools like LESS or SASS.
  • Web component libraries like Bootstrap.
  • Templating tools like Thymeleaf.
  • Javascript and Javascript frameworks like JQuery, Angular, or React is a plus.
  • Thick client platforms like Swing and Java FX
  • Server-side development:
  • Java SpringBoot dependency injection framework. Specifically, experience with Spring-MVC, Spring-JPA, and Spring-Security.
  • Unit Testing and Mocking Tools.
  • RDBMS experience with SqlServer or MySql.
  • Stateless SessionBeans
  • JMS and Message Driven Beans
  • JPA
  • SOAP and RESTful web services, especially using tools like JAX-WS, JAX-RS
  • Experience with XML and Json, especially using binding tools like JAXB

Infrastructure skills:

  • Tomcat, WebLogic, or another server.
  • Configuring and running web applications on AWS.
  • Configuring Load Balancers, Firewalls, Proxies, and network management.

CMS skills:

  • Writing extensions, components, or other types of CMS enhancements
  • Creating content using a CMS
  • CMS configuration and support


 Work Environment: 


Major Tools 

  • JetBrains Ultimate Toolbox 
  • MS SQL Server
  • Tomcat and WebLogic 
  • Git
  • Gradle, TeamCity, Octopus 



  • High-end hardware (current generation i7, 32GB RAM, 500GB SSD) 
  • Multi-1080p or single 4k monitor configuration 


Office Life 

  • Mid-height cubes in bullpen configuration 
  • Standing desks available 
  • On-site cafeteria that is good and budget-friendly 
  • On-site workout facility with squash court
  • Beautiful building and grounds with quiet areas to escape to, when needed 

What do we have to offer?

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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