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Lead Software Engineer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on September 20, 2020
Job Id #43339 Posted September 16, 2020


*Must pass a drug test and background check once offered position*


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Converting legacy monolith code to microservice architecture


  • Need someone that gets and understands new technology and thinks about applying it in a standardized, repeatable, and isolated way. An engineering culture mindset would be the difference.

Top Requirements:

  • Java, REST, Microservices, and communication skills.

Team and Team size:

  • Leading a team of 8 software engineers, 1 scrum master. They will also be mentoring 4 junior engineers.

Top Responsibilities:

  • • Lead and be responsible for all aspects of delivery on an agile team, including development and testing.
    • Enable teams to be successful in modern designs and patterns by providing guidance, mentoring, and code reviews.
    • Provide technical architecture and design to development teams delivering RESTful APIs, microservices, and UIs built with Angular
    • Define creative and innovative decoupled technical architecture solutions
    • A great attitude and the passion and persistence to solve complex problems


  •  5+ years of experience building and shipping production web enabled software in a scaled distributed environment
  •  Expertise with RESTful Web Services
  •  Expertise implementing microservices
  •  Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node)
  •  Expertise with Spring framework / Spring boot
  •  Expertise in Java (preferably java 8+)
  •  Or experience with Python/NodeJs/C/C++ should be acceptable
  •  Knowledge of a variety of modern open-source technologies (Angular, Hibernate),
  •  Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies (Oracle/mySQL/Postgres)
  •  Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  •  Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues.
  • Expertise in container virtualization utilizing Docker and CICD using Jenkins
  •  Expertise in public cloud architecture and platform solutions
  •  Ability to lead and develop people

Nice to have:

  • Experience decomposing monolithic applications
  • Distributed system architecture
  • Unit and Integration testing experience

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1 round of interviews. I expect the vendor to pre-screen the candidate to make sure they are a technical fit for the role.
    b. Video vs. phone? - Video
    c. How technical will the interviews be? - Very

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