Impact Workers

06/11/2023

Full-Stack Java Developer

About the role

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., started in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, USA, founded by childhood friends and dedicated activists Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. In 2000 Ben & Jerry’s became a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever with the remainder of an independent Board of Directors to provide leadership focused on preserving and expanding Ben & Jerry’s social mission, brand integrity, and product quality.

Ben & Jerry’s has an inspiring ambition. We aim to be Unilever’s next billion € brand and are expanding rapidly in Europe and in new markets in Asia and Latin America. This translates into a high-paced growth environment married with our uncompromising grassroots and activist spirit. That is how we remain a true purpose-led organization with a connected 3-part mission that are reflected in our KPI’s:

Social mission: We initiate innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally specifically on Climate Justice and Social Justice, Racial Justice, and Economic Justice

Product mission: We make and distribute the finest quality natural ice cream and euphoric concoctions

Economic mission: We operate our Company for sustainable, Profitable financial growth

 

Our People Profile

To support our 3-part mission, Ben & Jerry’s also has an outspoken people-mission. We look for people with these characteristics to strengthen our team:

  • Purpose-driven: passion and drive to make a real impact through our social mission agenda
  • Empathy: curious to collaborate with a variety of personalities and styles and to build excellent relationships with internal & external stakeholders
  • Mastery: continuously learn and develop to remain an expert in your functional area
  • Autonomy: dare to make choices and take ownership
  • Activism: interested in bringing about political or social change
  • Equity: recognizing power dynamics and how biases play out in interactions throughout society; this awareness and these skills are necessary so that throughout our business we engage respectfully and make decisions fairly

 

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Summary

The primary role of the Full-Stack Java Developer is to support and evolve the Ben & Jerry’s global IT landscape, primarily consumer-facing. You’ll work closely with other Ben & Jerry’s and agency developers to design, develop and maintain technical solutions that support consumer facing web sites and integrations across a large global footprint. You’ll work with a cross functional team of U.S. based Ben & Jerry’s staff to develop and execute progressive, innovative, and strategic winning campaigns that support progressive social change.

  • Develops and maintains Java-based website architecture, functionality, API integrations and content-management solutions for consumer-facing websites
  • Monitors and researches emerging technologies, external platforms and services, consumer behavior and site analytics to inform innovation and integration opportunities
  • Translates design artifacts (wireframes, mockups, prototypes) into mobile-first web experiences using HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Collaborates with other developers and agencies/vendors on projects to implement or integrate with other platforms and services
  • Collaborates with other functional areas of the business (Marketing, Activism) to translate business objectives and initiatives into technical solutions
  • Interfaces with broader IT team to ensure proper alignment with existing enterprise platforms and roadmap
  • Ensures user interface design and development adheres to best practices for user security, data privacy, user experience, core web vitals, SEO and accessibility

 

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent level of experience
  • 3-5 years experience with Java application development: IDE, frameworks, version control, runtime, etc.
  • 3-5 years experience developing responsive, mobile-first, multi-lingual web-based applications in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with Java application servers (Tomcat) and configuration
  • Experience in a LAMP environment
  • Experience with content management systems and principles
  • Experience working with a team in a continuous integration environment
  • Experience with core web vitals/site speed optimization
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure principles and solutions
  • Passion for exploring new technologies
  • Strong analytical, organization and communication skills
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards/best practices
  • Familiarity with web analytics platforms, tag management platforms and associated technologies
  • Working knowledge of information architecture, interaction design, and user centric design principles
  • Strong consultation, interpersonal and influencing skills

 

What We Can Offer You

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For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters(Opens in new window).

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Ben and Jerry's

Ben & Jerry’s is a renowned ice cream company celebrated for its innovative and delectable ice cream flavors. Not only is it known for its tasty treats, but it also stands out for its dedication to sourcing high-quality, locally produced ingredients and its active involvement in promoting social and environmental causes through its ice cream offerings and advocacy efforts.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 501-1,000
Year Founded: 1978

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