Who are our employees?
Virgin Pulse values and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.
What we are building.
We are focused on continuing the growth of our next-generation SaaS application and are looking for a new Senior Software Engineer to join our team as a technical lead.
As a Senior Software Engineer - Tech Lead at Virgin Pulse you will be the development point person leader for your scrum team. You bring to the table a base understanding of many modern open-source web technologies and are dedicated to learning more. Each day you will be guiding and collaborating with a team of other talented engineers, Product Managers, and UX Designers to deliver great solutions on an exponentially growing application.
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Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies. Our Java/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers. Our asynchronous message driven backend uses an event sourcing pattern with SNS/SQS and Storm. We’re using a combination of Mongo, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra and Redis. Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time data processing. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively for stability and high availability. We are working on extensive platform features that utilize AI, machine learning, personalization and analytics.
We practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using TeamCity; as a result we have continual smaller releases to our environments (Development, QA, Staging, Production), with integrated unit tests and code coverage analysis while eliminating the risk taken on with only a few large releases/product updates.Responsibilities:
You have a proven track record of excellence and can act as a “Development Expert” within a team and engineering. This role will be instrumental in helping make architecture decisions to evolve the platform, mentoring other engineers, and implementing new development tools and standards.
You would enjoy working with other Software Engineers on a platform that does 50 billion+ consumer generated API calls a year and features a real time event streaming pipeline backed by a big data infrastructure and large Cassandra cluster.
In this role you will wear many hats but your skills will be especially essential in the following:
- Spearhead the design, development, and testing new platform components, features, and enhancements.
- Work on a scrum team, collaborating with our Tech Leads, Product Owners and other talented Engineers to deliver great solutions on an exponentially growing application
- Triage, investigate, and resolve issues across our platform.
- Actively lead from an engineering perspective in sprint ceremonies to help the team design solutions, estimate effort, and effectively plan work. Act as a development subject-matter expert for engineering as a whole
- Strong communication skills and the ability to lead in software architecture discussions.
- You actively contribute to technical discussions A passion and drive for learning technologies and applying them pragmatically.
- An ability to contribute to a technical discussion, the openness to listen and learn from your peers, and desire to mentor other engineers.
- An in-depth understanding of one either Java or Angular or a great understanding of JS) The ability to design and implement REST API
- Dedication to Unit Testing
- Apache Storm
No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!
Why work here?
Please note that Virgin Pulse representatives will only communicate with you via our own corporate communication tools with virginpulse.com email addresses and through partnership with our Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS, which will clearly reference Virgin Pulse. We do not use third part apps like WIRE or WhatsApp to communicate. Should you be offered a job, and accept, you will be provided with secure links through partnerships with our secure vendors.
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