Java Backend Developer

Job Title: Java Backend Developer
Location: Sunnyvale, CA  
Job Type: 12+ months contract
 
Strong Competencies In: 
  • API interface design
  • Database design, best practices, efficiency, scale.
  • Solutions architecture with a focus on scalability and high-availability.
  • Security best practices.
 
Supplemental Traits:
  • Strong communication skills - capable of articulating technical solutions to a less technical group.
  • Self-starting characteristics: take initiative to get things done, unblock themselves and help solve problems without distinctive prompting.
  • Team player - works well with others, empathy for other engineers, low-ego attitude.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement REST APIs for mobile and web clients including our payment devices, web dashboard, and 3rd party apps 
  • Identify technical requirements in product meetings and assist the business team with realistic project planning and feature development;  translate product requirements into functional, maintainable, extensible software that is in-line with company objectives 
  • Own your merchant-facing services /features from development through deployment and production monitoring 
  • Work with the Infrastructure Team to design data models to support large-scale highly available services 
  • Work with QA to develop test plans/strategies 
  • Participate in a regular on call rotation

Requirements:
  • Strong coding skills; Java is our language of choice 
  • Familiarity with MySQL 
  • Experience with API design 
  • Superior problem-solving skills and debugging capabilities 
  • Flexible and self driven 

Nice to have:
  • Interest in working with multiple parts of the stack 
  • Experience with a cloud platform: AWS, Google Cloud, etc. 
  • Python scripting 
  • Exposure to Ember.js or Netty 
  • Experience with Android,or  iOS platforms 
  • Data analysis experience



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