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Lead Software Engineer
Basking Ridge, New Jersey  |  Hybrid, Onsite
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Applied on July 1, 2022
Job Id #56413 Posted May 17, 2022


  • Lead software Engineer with experience in data engineering and distributed technologies.
  • Ideal candidate will be hands-on technical lead, experienced in latest technologies and proven record of delivering on commitments.
  • Someone able to encourage, support and correct development teams in a way that promotes growth and velocity

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Candidate would be working in data management and data reporting product space.
  • As part of the team, candidate would be working on building capabilities for self service reporting, migration of feeds/extracts from legacy platform, scaling and hardening production systems by address vulnerabilities, software upgrades, process improvements etc

Ideal Background:

  • Past experience in design and implementation of high volume data platforms
  • Strong technical skills in data engineering space (Spark, Scala, Hadoop, Kafka streaming, DataBricks, noSQL DBs etc) and Java stack programming
  • Experience leading a team, coaching/mentoring jr developers
  • Health care experience is a Plus
  • Strong knowledge and experience in agile
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and design thinking


  • Engineering maturity

Top Requirements:

  • Data engineering skills (Spark, Scala, Hadoop, Kafka Streaming)
  • Problem solving and design thinking
  • Leading technical teams in a agile environment

Team and Team size:

  • Candidates will be part of scrum team, consisting of 5-7 developers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Hands-on leadership for a scrum team.
  • Provide guidance on technical implementations across the delivery teams
  • Leading the teams on Proof of Technology projects
  • Technical solution analysis and recommendations, including effort & timeline estimates
  • Framework development
  • Significant hands-on coding
  • Mentoring other team members


  • 8+ years Data Engineering stack experience
  • 3+ years Java stack experience, microservices
  • 3+ years Kafka streaming experience
  • 2+ years of experience implementing complex, large-scale architectures in a flexible environment
  • 3+ yrs experience in agile environment
  • Plus to have experience managing production systems (Ops support, improvement, stabilization etc)
  • 2+ years of direct leadership experience (including duties such as performance reviews, productivity reviews, metrics reporting etc)

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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