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Sr Software Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #54131 Posted February 14, 2022


  • We are a horizontal team.
  • We develop and deliver tools, libraries, and frameworks that enable engineering teams at Digital to deliver effective and quality code fast to our customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Solve complex technical challenges around engineering workflow, quality, productivity, and velocity
  • Work with Engineering teams to help build their services in Kubernetes
  • Help engineers push code from keyboard to production through Github Actions and Jenkins
  • Build monitors and alerts that keep uptime high, and production incidents low (Splunk, Datadog)
  • Create new APIs, internal platforms, and tools for 1,000 engineers to use every day to get their code shipped

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience writing code in a modern programming language (Python, Golang, Scala, Java, Ruby, C#, Javascript, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience with a major cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience working with Linux containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience in at least a few of the following: developing testing frameworks from scratch, developing engineering tools, test automation, test-driven development, Performance testing, and test infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building and supporting CI/CD platforms for a microservices ecosystem
  • Experience working in a large (500+ engineers) software engineering organization
  • Experience in a strongly regulated software industry (healthcare, finance, etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical role or the equivalent experience

Ideal Background:

  • Prefer candidates that have worked on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, etc) before and also with good communication/collaboration skills. This candidate will have to collaborate with many engineering teams to understand workflows and provide solutions to enhance those workflows.

Top skills:

  • Programming language (JavaScript, TypeScript, React), Front end automation (Webdriverio, Selenium, lighthouse, accessibility), Continuous Delivery/Integration


  • Delivery of mocking service (Kamaji), performance validation services (Valkyrie, Dartboard), other test framework solutions that can be used/adopted across
  • Digital engineering teams saving hours of test time in product engineering teams.
  • Deliver quality code passing all automated tests and passing all gates in continuous deployment.


  • Gizmo - Backend solutions


  • Backfill for a Sr Software Engineer.
  • All initiatives that were being worked on are put on hold and engineering teams are bypassing these quality gates at the moment or done manually without much traceability.
  • Replacing Ram Dandamudi. SKILLS: Scala, Python, Java, JMeter


  • Orange SPANS AND LAYERS: IC/10

Team and Team size:

  • Small team of 4 - 6 developers

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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