If you choose software development as your career path, which the majority of CodeGym’s students do, then getting your first serious full-time job as Junior Java Developer probably won’t be easy. But it shouldn’t be too hard either if you are using CG to learn the essential Java development theory and acquire practical skills of using it, as well as following our publications meant to deliver all the other information that may need to get the job (or point you in the right direction to get it). Learning most frequently asked job interview questions for Java positions and using online developer interview prep platforms should be helpful to build up your confidence before the technical interview, for example.But would that be enough? To answer that question, we decided to study currently open Junior Java Developer job openings in the U.S., looking at the most common requirements for positions of this level. So let’s see.
1. Education.Most common job description requirement:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or one or more years of work experience.
2. Work experience.Most common job description requirements:
- 2+ years of software development work experience.
- Proven hands-on Software Development experience.
- Proven working experience in Java development.
3. Java technologies.Most common job description requirements:
- Experience in Java 8 features such as Lambda expressions, Streams, and CompletableFuture.
- Good knowledge of Java and J2EE environment (required for Enterprise developers).
- Solid understanding of OOD design principles and patterns.
- Strong understanding of application enterprise architecture and data flows.
4. Frameworks.Frameworks that are most commonly mentioned in job description requirements:
- Spring (70% of job descriptions)
- Hibernate (20-30% of job descriptions)
- Angular (25-30% of job descriptions)
- Bootstrap (20-25% of job descriptions)
5. IDEs.Most frequently mentioned IDEs:
- Eclipse (60% of job descriptions)
- IntelliJ IDEA (40% of job descriptions)
6. Other software development tools, technologies, and methodologies.Most frequently mentioned:
- Adobe Experience manager (AEM) (20% of job descriptions).
- Bamboo, Jira, SonarQube, Crucible, Subversion, GIT, and other code versioning tools (35% of job descriptions).
- Automated build and testing utilities such as Jenkins, Junit, Maven, Robot Framework (15% of job descriptions).
- Agile SCRUM development (over 70% of job descriptions).