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Java Software Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Java Software Engineer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Your Name
Java Software Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2020 - Present
Senior Java Software Engineer
Designed an automated processing module using Spring Framework that led to a 20% increase in system performance.
Implemented a consistent usage of JUnit tests, increasing code reliability and decreasing bugs by 30%
Configured convergence of AngularJS and Hibernate, which led to a 25% improvement in request handling.
Spearheaded Scrum meetings and Agile methodologies promoting collaboratively working, boosting team efficiency by 15%.
Aided deployment of applications in Tomcat environments, reducing deployment time by 40%. January 2018 - March 2020
Java Software Engineer
Developed high-performance Java applications, scaling services that sustained a 10% increase in customer traffic.
Led a project that utilized Maven to manage the project's build, reporting, and documentation, enhancing workflow by 20%.
Incorporated MySQL and SQL for managing and manipulating the database, resulting in a 15% spike in database efficiency.
Regulated the use of Software Development methodologies to track the project's lifecycle, improving team productivity by 18%.
Microsoft June 2015 - December 2017
Junior Java Developer
Programmed user interface using JavaServer Pages, improving user experience by 10%.
Collaborated on a project that effectively employed Jakarta EE resulting in 50% faster server responses.
Participated in the creation of Web Services using XML, contributing to a 20% increase in data exchange efficiency.
Resume Worded University Dec 2014
Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
Specialization in Software Development Strategies and Data Structures
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Programming Languages: Java, Python, C++, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL
Frameworks & Libraries: Spring Boot, Hibernate, AngularJS, ReactJS, Node.js, jQuery
Database Management: MySQL, MongoDB, PostgresSQL, Oracle
Tools & Platforms: Git, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, Azure
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer; IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere MQ V7.0
Projects: Developed a highly-responsive, user-friendly e-commerce website using Java, Spring Boot, and ReactJS
Volunteering: Code for Good - Participant, an initiative by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Awards: Employee of the Quarter, Resume Worded (Q3, 2020)
Your Name
Back-end Java Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2021 - Present
Senior Back-end Java Developer
Leveraged Java for back-end server-side development enhancing server response by 35%.
Optimized database operations using MySQL and Hibernate, successfully reducing query response by 25%.
Implemented Git for version controlling, ensuring smoother software development cycle.
Employed use of agile methodologies in software development process, enhancing project completion rate by 20%
Managed Spring Boot projects using Maven, improving project turnover rate by 30%. July 2018 - January 2021
Back-end Java Developer
Conducted thorough XML based web services for efficient data exchange.
Integrated JUnit tests in the workflow, resulting in improved software quality.
Ensured use of Agile and Scrum methodologies, resulting in 20% increase in project completion.
Succeeded in deploying applications in Apache Tomcat, decreasing deployment stress and reducing deployment time by 15%.
Facebook April 2015 - June 2018
Junior Back-end Developer
Practiced JavaServer Pages for enhanced UI, resulting in improved client experience.
Collaborated on a major project, effectively using Jakarta EE, enhancing server performance.
Assisted in maintaining Spring framework, successfully enhancing application speed and performance.
Resume Worded University July 2018
Master of Science in Computer Science - Specialization in Software Development
Concentration in Java backend development
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2015
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Completed 6-month full-time course in Java programming and software development
Programming Languages: Java (Expert), Python (Intermediate), C# (Basic), SQL (Intermediate)
Tools & Platforms: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, JUnit, Jenkins, Apache Maven, Docker
Databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
Frameworks: JavaServer Faces (JSF), Spring, Hibernate
Certifications: AWS Certified Developer - Associate (2022), Oracle Certified Master, Java SE 7 Developer (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Organizer, Annual Software Developers Conference (2018-Present)
Projects: Developed a scalable server-side application using the Spring framework, which supported 1000+ concurrent users.
Publications: Author of 10+ articles published in 'Java World' on the intricacies of backend development and Java programming.
Your Name
Full Stack Java Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2020 - Present
Senior Full Stack Java Developer
Orchestrated the development of end-to-end web applications using Java, boosting productivity by 30%
Implemented full stack application development using Spring MVC which improved application efficiency by 20%
Utilized Hibernate and SQL for managing database, enhancing data queries by 25%
Supervised respective code delivery and code versioning using Git, enabling proper version control.
Incorporated Agile methodologies in SDLC, resulting in 20% quicker project deliveries with enhanced quality. March 2018 - November 2020
Full Stack Java Developer
Maximized web-based Java applications development which saw a 15% increase in performance.
Expanded application interfaces using JavaServer Pages (JSP) resulting in better user experience.
Exercised Eclipse for integrated development environment, optimizing workflow and boosting coding speed by 20%.
Oracle January 2016 - February 2018
Junior Full Stack Developer
Assisted in the development of server-side applications with Java.
Contributed to the use of Jakarta EE for server-side improvements.
Utilized XML in web services, improving data exchange between application and database.
Resume Worded University May 2020
Master of Science in Computer Science
Specialization in Software Development and Information Systems
Resume Worded Academic Center March 2016
Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming
Minors in Web Development and Database Management
Awards: Dean's list 2015 (Top 10%), Resume Worded Coding Champion
Programming Languages: Java, Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS
Tools and Technologies: Spring Boot, Angular, Docker, AWS, Git, Jenkins, Jest
Database Systems: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Oracle
Methods: Agile (Scrum), Restful API Design, Microservice Architecture, Continuous Integration
Certifications: Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer (2018), AWS Certified Developer - Associate (2020)
Projects: Developed and deployed an E-commerce web application using microservice architecture (2021)
Awards: Recipient of the ' Innovator of the year' award in 2019
Volunteering: Mentor at Coding for All initiative, helping underprivileged students learn coding (2016 - Present)
Your Name
Java Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2023 - Present
Java Consultant
Spearheaded the adoption of Spring Boot technology, resulting in 35% reduction in application startup time.
Led the development of RESTful WebServices, improving data exchange efficiency by 25%.
Designed and implemented effective Hibernate-based solutions to persist data, increasing database performance by 20%.
Devised productive programming routines using Core Java, leading to 50% increase in throughput.
Innovated a Spring-based MVC model, streamlining the data flow and enhancing the server response time by 30%.
IBM December 2019 - January 2023
Senior Java Developer
Planned and developed comprehensive SQL queries and stored procedures to maintain database integrity, reducing data redundancy issues by 40%.
Optimized application performance by effectively utilizing JUnit for developer-level testing.
Implemented Spring Security to enhance application security, resulting in a 50% decrease in data breaches. June 2017 - November 2019
Java Developer
Integrated JavaServer Pages (JSP) to create dynamic web content, improving User Interface responsiveness by 30%.
Leveraged Struts Framework for creating enterprise-level applications, improving development speed by 20%.
Enhanced application scalability by using Servlets for request processing, leading to 30% increase in handling concurrent user requests.
Resume Worded Institute June 2022
Certification in Advanced Java Development
Part-time certification while working at IBM
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Science in Computer Science
Specialization in Software Development and Application Architecture
Programming Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python, C++, SQL, Ruby
Frameworks & Libraries: Hibernate, Spring, JavaFX, React.js, Node.js, Angular.js
Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, SQLite, Oracle
Tools & Platforms: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Jenkins, Docker, Git, AWS
Certifications: AWS Certified Developer – Associate(2022), Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer (2019)
Projects: Developed a customer relationship management (CRM) system using Java and MySQL
Awards: IBM Innovator Award (2021), Resume Worded Rising Star Award (2024)
Volunteering: Volunteer at Code for All - teaching young adults and professionals Java programming on weekends
Your Name
Senior Java Architect
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2023 - Present
Senior Java Architect
Designed an effective architecture using Microservices which improved scalability and resilience of the platform by 45%.
Created high-performance, complex web applications using the Spring Framework, reducing server load time by 40%.
Developed Jakarta EE compliant container-side components, enhancing the deployment capability by 35%.
Optimized code base and improved efficiency by implementing the AngularJS in front-end development.
Conceptualized comprehensive XML structures to enhance data transfer across different application modules, leading to 30% reduction in data inconsistency.
Oracle January 2020 - June 2023
Lead Java Developer
Enabled smooth database operations by managing MySQL databases efficiently, optimizing load time by 45%.
Used Maven as a build automation tool, increasing development productivity by 30%.
Managed task assignments for a team of 5 junior developers, improving team productivity by 20%.
Resume Worded July 2017 - December 2019
Java Developer
Improved the efficiency of web service calls using RESTful WebServices, leading to a 30% increase in response time.
Maintained fault tolerance by managing the Java runtime environment, reducing runtime errors by 20%.
Employed effective use of Core Java to ensure smooth app functionality, resulting in a 70% user satisfaction rate.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2017
Master of Science in Computer Science
Emphasis on Software Architecture & Java Development
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minor in Artificial Intelligence
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Programming Languages: Java (Expert), J2EE, Python (Intermediate), C, C++, HTML, RUBY, SQL
Frameworks: Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Hibernate, JPA, Struts, Servlets/JSP
Databases & Tools: Oracle DB, MSSQL, MySQL, JUnit, Maven, Git, Jenkins, Docker
Concepts & Methodologies: Agile/Scrum, UML, OOP, Microservices, REST API, Software Architecture Design
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer, Certified Spring Professional Developer
Publications: Author of 'Java Secrets: Mastering Spring Boot and Hibernate'
Volunteering: Conducted free coding classes for underprivileged students – (2016-2021)
Projects: Developed a machine learning algorithm for predicting game outcomes – Self Project
Your Name
Java Application Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Java Application Developer
Modernized legacy systems using AngularJS and Spring MVC, which led to 35% improvement in maintainability.
Implemented a modular approach in application development using Microservices, leading to a 40% increase in application scalability.
Improved application speed by 30% by integrating Hibernate ORM.
Created robust unit tests with Junit, which reduced the number of bugs slipping into production by 60%.
Boosted application security by implementing Spring Security, reducing vulnerability attacks by a staggering 80%.
Microsoft January 2019 - March 2022
Software Engineer
Automated routine software builds and deployments using Maven, increasing team productivity by 25%.
Enhanced data exchange in web applications by implementing JavaServer Pages (JSP), which improved user interaction by 20%.
Abstracted database layer by using Hibernate ORM, minimizing the effort required for database management by 15%. June 2016 - December 2018
Associate Software Developer
Leveraged Struts Framework to build client-server applications, which improved development speed by 20%.
Maintained SQL databases to enhance data consistency, reducing data redundancy by 15%.
Integrated Servlets to manage request processing, thereby improving the efficiency of concurrent user requests by 30%.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Master of Science - Software Engineering
Areas of focus: Data Structures, Advanced Algorithms, Web Development
Co-authored a paper on efficient data transmission for IoT devices
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Dean's List 2012 - 2013 (Top 10% in class)
Programming: Java, C++, Javascript, Python, Ruby, PowerShell
Frameworks/Libraries: Spring, Hibernate, AngularJS, React, jQuery, TensorFlow
Databases/Cloud Technologies: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Oracle, AWS, Azure
API/Network Services: REST, SOAP, JSON, HTTP, TLS, OAuth, ICMP
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE Programmer (2020), AWS Certified Developer Associate (2021)
Professional Development: Attended Agile Software Development workshop (2021), Completed LinkedIn Learning course on Microservices (2020)
Volunteering: Mentor at Code for Good, assisted beginners in understanding Java and JavaScript
Projects: Developed a task management tool using Java and Spring Boot that improved team productivity by 20%
Your Name
J2ee Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior J2ee Developer
Designed and implemented robust applications using Jakarta EE and Hibernate, resulting in a 40% increase in system efficiency.
Streamlined the deployment process by implementing Maven for build automation, reducing build and deploy time by 30%.
Integrated Spring MVC Framework into existing Java projects, enhancing software modularity by 50%.
Adopted Jenkins for continuous integration, boosting productivity by 20% and ensuring all builds and tests are executed correctly.
Optimized SQL queries on MySQL databases, resulting in a 35% reduction in response time for data retrieval. January 2017 - December 2019
J2ee Developer
Implemented a secure end-to-end software solution leveraging Java, AngularJS, and servlets, increasing system security by 50%.
Employed JUnit to conduct extensive unit testing, culminating in a 25% reduction in bug occurrence in initial code submissions.
Used Git for version control, improving code management and team synchronization.
Enhanced web application interface using jQuery and JavaScript, improving user experience by 30%.
Oracle August 2014 - December 2016
Junior J2ee Developer
Assisted in revamping a web application using JavaServer Pages (JSP), HTML, and CSS, leading to a 20% increase in user engagement.
Maintain application servers like Tomcat, resulting in 99.9% uptime during my tenure.
Contributed to coding and debugging using Eclipse IDE, decreasing development time by 15%.
Resume Worded University June 2013
Master of Science - Computer Science and Engineering
Focus on Advanced Java Technologies and their applications
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Certification in J2EE Development
Completed this part-time certification during Junior J2EE Developer role at Oracle
Programming Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python, C++, C#, SQL
Frameworks/Libraries: J2EE, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Struts, JSP, Servlet
Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, Bootstrap
Databases & Tools: Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Eclipse, Git, Maven, Ant
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Business Component Developer, Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)
Professional Development: Attended 2019 Java Developers Conference, Regular participant in coding challenge platforms
Projects: Developed an e-commerce web application using J2EE which successfully increased sales by 25%
Volunteering: Tech mentor at local high school, teaching students basics of coding and software development
Your Name
Software Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft December 2019 - Present
Senior Software Engineer
Improved software performance by using Hibernate and Java, resulting in a reduction of application crashes by 15%.
Leveraged Spring Framework to create loosely coupled applications, leading to easier code maintenance and a 25% decrease in downtime.
Established effective version control by implementing Git, fostering real-time collaboration and reducing code conflicts by 30%.
Enabled automated testing using JUnit, leading to quicker discovery of bugs and a 20% increase in code quality.
Enhanced development environment using Eclipse, cutting development time by 20% and increasing productivity.
Resume Worded May 2017 - November 2019
Software Developer
Spearheaded a project using Java and MySQL, leading to 50% faster data retrieval and improved user experience.
Employed Jakarta EE to build server-side components, resulting in a 35% performance increase in our main application.
Utilized Jenkins for continuous integration and deployment, automating tests and cuts deployment time by 30%.
Developed elegant UI/UX using jQuery and CSS, increasing positive customer reviews by 20%. January 2015 - April 2017
Junior Software Engineer
Participated in developing a web application using JSP, HTML, and CSS, causing a 30% rise in user satisfaction.
Used Struts framework to implement Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, leading to a 20% improvement in application organization.
Maintained and debugged applications using AngularJS, reducing front-end crashes by 15%.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Master's in Computer Science & Engineering
Specialization in Software Development, Neural Networks & Artificial Intelligence
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Coursework: Data Structures, Algorithms, Object-Oriented Programming, Databases
Award: Dean's List 2011
Programming Languages: Java, Python, C++, C#, SQL, Swift, JavaScript
Web Development: React.js, Node.js, AngularJS, CSS, HTML5, AJAX, JQuery
Databases: Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
Others: GIT, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, Kubernetes, Agile/Scrum, REST APIs
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer (OCPJP), Certified Scrum Master
Projects: Developed an e-commerce platform serving 10,000+ users, using Java & React.js
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentored 5 junior engineers at Microsoft, Volunteer coder for
Publications: Authored ' Decoding Java: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners', Published by TechBooks Inc.
Your Name
Java Developer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2019 - Present
Senior Java Developer
Implemented secure authentication using Java and Spring MVC, reducing security breaches by 70%.
Optimized data access layer using Hibernate, leading to a 30% reduction in database response times.
Leveraged Maven for project management and automated builds, reducing build issues by 25% and resulting in smoother deployments.
Developed a consistent coding environment using Eclipse, improving team sync and reducing system inconsistencies by 20%.
Initiated continuous integration process with Jenkins, speeding up the development cycle and reducing product time to market by 15%.
Oracle August 2016 - January 2019
Java Developer
Revised web application interface using JavaScript, jQuery and CSS, improving user experience by 25%
Implemented Jakarta EE solutions, enhancing microservices modularity and scalability.
Conducted comprehensive testing using JUnit, decreased software defects by 30%
Collaborated on a project using MySQL, AngularJS and Java, enhancing data retrieval speed by 40%.
Resume Worded January 2014 - July 2016
Junior Java Developer
Assisted in the development of user interfaces using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, resulting in a 20% increase in user rating.
Implemented SQL database optimization techniques to improve data retrieval speed by 15%.
Contributed to version control strategies using Git, reduced code conflicts by 10%.
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2016
Master of Computer Science - Computer Programming
Specialization in Java Programming
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Recipient of Academic Excellence Award for outstanding performance
Minor in Data Analysis
Programming Languages: Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, Ruby
Databases: SQL, Oracle, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL
Frameworks: Spring, Hibernate, JSF, Struts, JSP
Tools & Technologies: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Jenkins, Jira, Git, Docker
Certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer
Projects: Developed a user-friendly online shopping application using Java and Spring Framework
Awards: Received 'Java Developer of the Year' award at Resume Worded
Volunteering: Mentored young coders in local community's 'Code for Good' initiative

How do I add skills to a Java Software Engineer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Java Software Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like JavaScript, SQL and Maven are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Hibernate and Spring MVC.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Spring Framework, Java and Spring Boot - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Git, JUnit and Jenkins - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Highlight technical and engineering skills.

It's important to show hiring managers your technical experience, whether that's in your previous Java Software Engineer roles or other experiences. Try to emphasize your technical and engineering experience through your bullet points.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for Java Software Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Java Software Engineer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Java Software Engineer Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Java Software Engineer job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Java Software Engineer Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What hard skills should you include on a Java Software Engineer resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Java Software Engineer resumes and job postings were Spring Framework, Java, Hibernate, Spring Boot, Maven, Spring MVC, SQL and JavaScript.

Skills like Jenkins, Git, Jakarta EE, JUnit and JavaServer Pages (JSP) also appeared on related job postings.

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