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Sr . Software Engineer
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 1, 2021
Job Id #49224 Posted July 22, 2021

Tell me about your department:

  • This role is on the People Technology Employee Data Services Team.
  • The team’s primary goal is to provide access to Human Resources data via services and applications.  
  • We are building a platform using modern integration technology to make workforce management simpler and more effective.
  • While supporting teams across the enterprise who require this data, we are also working closely with our Enterprise Data Platform partners to make more data available for analytics and reporting.  
  • The team has recently re-organized.  
  • A great time to get involved and contribute your ideas!

Project Description:

  • The Backend Engineer will be working on the Employee Data Services Platform team focusing on backend RESTful APIs and data pipelines.
  • We ingest data from a critical SaaS provider and make that data available to a variety of internal systems through multiple integration technologies:  
  • Google Cloud, Kafka, API, ELT, NiFi and NAS. A great opportunity to learn new things and pick the right tools and frameworks for the job.

Position Overview:
Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Delivering world-class customer experience in the commerce path while executing understandable, maintainable, well tested code.  
  • This involved enhancing and maintaining complex browser rendered applications and interacting with transactional web services.
  • Must seek clear understanding of technical requirements through interpreting user stories, UX documents and working with Product, UX and Technical stakeholders to execute business deliverables.
  • Triage and remediate bugs throughout the development process.
  • This can include functional bugs, data problems, browser compatibility issues, etc.
  • Executing on complex requirement sets as part of the core of the commerce capability

Skills Overview:
What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

  • Java
  • Maven or Gradle
  • Spring Boot
  • JUnit
  • Mockito or Spock
  • RESTful Webservices

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

  • 10+ years of relevant application software development experience
  • Experience with publish-subscribe integration technology: Kafka or JMS or IBM MQ or Rabbit MQ
  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • Experience building highly scalable and available applications using Java and Spring Framework
  • Experience working with Unit Testing and Mocking Frameworks 
  • Expert knowledge in Object oriented programming and Design Patterns 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to learn

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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