• Web Developer

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    IT/Technology Management
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.


    About This Role:

    The Web Developer at Forrester will work with team members from across the organization on a variety of projects touching web display, mobile, content management, CRM, and search engine systems. This exceptional candidate must be able to contribute to the definition of requirements and convert them into high-performing, scalable solutions. You will collaborate with a diverse team of developers, product owners, and business owners to make these designs a reality.


    • Exhibit a “team first” mentality
    • Push the further evolution of our Agile processes.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership skills.
    • Provide strong problem-solving skills, including troubleshooting production systems.
    • Drive innovation with the latest tools and strategies.
    • Lead the technical design and implementation of a wide variety of projects.


    • Proficiency in developing Java-based applications using Spring, JPA, and caching strategies.
    • The ability to design and implement RESTful APIs for client-facing applications.
    • The ability to implement messaging systems (ActiveMQ or other).
    • Experience with web-based security models, including SAML and OAuth.
    • Experience with performance and high-availability concepts such as caching, multithreading, app server scaling, and failover.
    • The ability to perform a Linux-based deployment of Tomcat, GlassFish, or the equivalent.
    • The ability to rapidly prototype based on evolving business rules.
    • Experience designing and executing all levels of automated testing (unit, functional, load, and performance).
    • The ability to design and implement source code management and deployment strategies (preferably Maven).
    • The ability to express complex technical issues to a diverse audience (technical and nontechnical).
    • Experience with content management and search applications.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Two-plus years’ experience designing and building web-based Java solutions in a production-focused environment.
    • A B.S. in computer science or related field; M.S. preferred


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    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


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