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why hire Java developers
with EPAM for Startups & SMBs

EPAM's Java developers provide their expertise to projects internationally. When hiring Java developers with us, you rely on experienced specialists to deliver quality results.

25,500+ Java developers

With thousands of Java developers available, our professionals can start working on your project immediately. Our talents are not freelancers but dedicated Java developers assigned to your project exclusively.

EPAM quality standards

Hire Java developers who are experienced in working on top projects. When you hire a Java programmer or a team of Java software engineers from EPAM, you get a team with advanced knowledge in the technology stack you require.

experts in remote work

EPAM has more than 30 years of experience working with remote talents all over the world. As experts in their field, our Java developers work with clients globally and ensure quality when collaborating remotely.

tech knowledge of your niche

With experience in fintech, edtech, retail, gaming, and many other niches, EPAM's Java programmers have proven experience working with and handling the type of project you require.

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explore a wide range of Java services

Working with businesses of all sizes, our Java developers are there to accelerate your project with proven experience and personalized technological solutions. Explore the services below and hire a Java developer team to make it happen.

web development
Get web solutions based on the best of the expertise and practices of Java developers from EPAM.
outsourced software development
With direct access to leading software engineers on the market, we provide our clients with the most effective solutions for their business needs.
SaaS app development
Our Java programmers deliver quality SaaS development services to transform your ideas into successful projects.

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Upscale your team capabilities with specialists well-versed in 15+ disciplines. A multi-competent team is ready to deliver results that are quality tested and developed using the industry’s best practices.

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We at EPAM Startups & SMBs are happy to deliver excellent results and prove our expertise time and again with clients that range from small and medium to enterprise-size businesses.


We found working with EPAM has been a true partnership, where they’ve proven themselves to be a reliable, trustworthy and hardworking team that has really helped us push the boundary of customer-centric innovation.

Zac Carman Managing Director Products, Consumer Affairs

The trusted EPAM team has helped us push the boundaries of customer-centric innovation. With programs like Horizon 4, we need the ability of our development partners to stay on track. And EPAM stands for that.

Mark Giesbers Managing Director Products, Liberty Global

We chose EPAM to develop a native mobile extension of an existing enterprise application. They were able to quickly identify the needs of our project and collaborate with key individuals within our organization to not only deliver the application on-time, but make significant improvements to our existing core application.

Justin Catalana CEO, Fort Point Beer Company
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the pros & cons of Java

Java is a programming language that is well-known and extensively utilized, and like any other language, it has its strengths and weaknesses. Below are some of the benefits and drawbacks of using Java.


  • Platform independence: Java is a platform-independent language, meaning it can run on any platform without requiring any modifications. This makes it ideal for cross-platform development.
  • Object-oriented programming: Java is an object-oriented programming language, which makes it easier to organize code and create reusable components.
  • Large standard library: Java has an extensive standard library, which contains a wide range of pre-built classes and functions that can be used to develop complex applications quickly.
  • Memory management: Java uses automatic memory management, which frees developers from the burden of manual memory management. This helps in creating more robust and reliable applications.
  • Security: Java has built-in security features that make it a secure language for developing web applications.


  • Performance: Java can be slower than other programming languages because it runs on a virtual machine. This can make it unsuitable for applications that require high performance.
  • Steep learning curve: Java has a relatively steep learning curve, especially for beginners who are new to programming.
  • Memory consumption: Java applications can consume a lot of memory, which can lead to performance issues on low-end systems.
  • Dependency management: Java applications often have many dependencies, which can make it challenging to manage the application's codebase.
  • Complexity: Java's object-oriented programming model can make it a complex language to work with, especially for developers who are used to procedural programming.

Your decision to use Java or not depends on the specific project requirements, the development team's expertise, and the trade-offs between the language's pros and cons. Our team at EPAM Startups & SMBs will ensure you pick the right team and technologies for your project.

top Java frameworks

Java frameworks provide pre-built modules and libraries that help developers to build Java applications quickly and efficiently. They also provide a standardized way of writing code, making it easier to maintain and update applications in the long run. Here are some of the top Java frameworks:

  • Spring Framework is a popular Java framework for building web applications, microservices, and enterprise applications.
  • Hibernate is an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that simplifies database programming in Java.
  • Struts is a widely used framework for building web applications that follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture.
  • Apache Wicket is a lightweight and simple web application framework that uses plain Java objects for creating web pages.
  • Play Framework is a modern web framework that supports both Java and Scala and follows the MVC architecture.
  • Vaadin is a web application framework that allows developers to create web applications with a user interface entirely in Java.
  • Grails is a popular web application framework that is built on top of the Groovy programming language.
  • Spark Framework is a lightweight web framework that is used to build RESTful web services in Java.
  • Dropwizard is a lightweight framework that is used for building high-performance web services in Java.
  • JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a popular framework that simplifies the development of user interfaces for web applications.

the role of a Java developer

The specific responsibilities of a Java developer may vary depending on their level of experience and the requirements of their employer or client. However, some common tasks performed by Java developers include:

  • Designing and implementing software solutions using Java programming language and related frameworks and technologies.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting software issues and performance problems.
  • Writing and executing unit tests and integration tests to ensure software quality.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including product managers, UX designers, and software testers, to ensure a smooth and efficient software development process.
  • Participating in code reviews and providing constructive feedback to team members.
  • Staying up-to-date with new technologies, frameworks, and programming languages to continuously improve their skills and knowledge.

Overall, a Java developer plays a critical role in developing and maintaining high-quality software solutions that meet the needs of businesses and end-users.

hard skills of a Java developer

When hiring Java developers for your project, here's the hard skills you need to consider, based on their level of experience:

Junior Java developer:

  • Proficiency in Java programming basics
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts
  • Understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • Basic knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with development tools such as Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA
  • Understanding of software testing and debugging techniques

Middle Java developer:

  • Proficiency in advanced Java programming concepts such as multithreading and concurrency
  • Knowledge of popular Java frameworks and libraries such as Spring and Hibernate
  • Understanding of web technologies and frameworks such as Servlets, JSP, and Struts
  • Experience with database management and ORM frameworks
  • Proficiency in using development tools such as Git, JUnit, and Apache Maven
  • Familiarity with software design patterns and principles

Senior Java developer:

  • Expertise in advanced Java programming concepts such as memory management, garbage collection, and JVM tuning
  • Mastery of popular Java frameworks and libraries such as Spring Boot, MicroProfile, and RxJava
  • Deep understanding of web technologies and frameworks such as Angular, React, and Vue.js
  • Experience with cloud-native development and deployment using platforms like Kubernetes and OpenShift
  • Ability to design and architect complex software systems using appropriate design patterns and principles
  • Familiarity with software testing frameworks like Selenium and JMeter
  • Ability to mentor and guide junior and middle Java developers

soft skills of a Java developer

While hard skills are crucial for building a strong technical foundation, soft skills are equally important for Java developers to effectively communicate, collaborate, and work in a team environment.

Here's a list of soft skills that are important for Java developers:

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to changing requirements
  • Quick learning ability
  • Willingness to continuously improve and learn new technologies
  • Good time management skills
  • Proactivity and initiative-taking
  • Ability to work independently when required

EPAM Startups & SMBs ensures that you can expect a perfect match for your Java development needs, as the required skills are universal and applicable to any project.

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