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Lead Software Engineer
Eden Prairie , Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 6, 2022
Job Id #56900 Posted June 10, 2022


  • Experience: 7+ years with 2 years as a lead
  • Programming Languages:
  • Must – Java
  • Optional: Python, Go, Node, Groovy etc.
  • Design Patterns:
  • Microservices is must
  • Public cloud implementations with Azure, AWS or GCP is preferred
  • Database:
  • RDBMS – Must
  • NoSQL – Exposure to one or more NoSQL solutions like MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB, Aerospike, Elastic Search, Redis, neo4j etc.
  • DevOps
  • CI/CD and release automation
  • Tools: Jenkins, Gitlab, CirlceCI or any other tool in similar category
  • Infrastructure as a code
  • Containerization: Docker, Openshift, Kubernetes or Cloud container platforms
  • Monitoring: DataDog, New Relic, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Build Tools: Maven, Gradle
  • UI
  • Exposure to UI development
  • Knowledge of Angular or React is plus
  • Experience in Scrum Framework

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Healthcare Platform is being built as the centralized repository for benefit, member and claim information from across the platforms supporting the Medicare and Medicaid businesses. This role will work across the spectrum of applications and technology disciplines to design and develop the fields necessary for the Healthcare Platform to be preferred source for information.

Ideal Background:

  • Strong analysis skills, solid Excel skills

Top Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience with at least 2 years of experience working as a lead with expertise in building and shipping production ready software in a scaled distributed environment
  • 3+ Years - Excellent programming skills with Java and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest Assured, ActiveMQ etc
  • 2+ Years - Knowledge of UI based technologies preferably with Angular

Team and Team size:

  • 5 to 8 cross functional team members.
  • 1 Analyst/Agile Practitioner to 4 engineers

Top Responsibilities:

  • Candidate should be confident to work independently, handle and guide the team and should be self-motivated
  • Candidate should be able to drive technical architecture, design and best practices in the capacity of individual contributor as well as in a consulting mode
  • The candidate should have good analytical and self-learning skills and desire to learn new technologies
  • Candidate should have worked in microservices environment and should be fully aware of reference architectures and design patterns required for a complex implementation
  • Lead and develop teams focused on modernization, enablement, and engineering culture
  • Create quick working proof of concepts to validate and formalize solutions and design
  • Own the overall technical design and direction of products
  • Bring innovative ideas to help continuously improve the application portfolio including the design, build, deploy, test and runtime within cloud ecosystems
  • Participate in debugging and performance tuning in a high performance cloud platform
  • A great attitude and the passion and persistence to solve complex problems
  • Involve in troubleshooting and debugging critical problems and resolving complex technical issues that may arise.
  • Drive automation in project teams using best in class CI/CD and DevOps principles
  • Execute development processes for the project such as build automation, unit testing, software configuration management and packaging.
  • Able to solve simple to complex issues independently or with minimal support from SMEs’
  • Work closely with development teams on data solutions with RDBMS and NoSQL systems and ensure appropriate data modelling to meet business requirements.
  • Provide inputs to development teams. Setup and maintain documentation and standards. Develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Mentoring junior team members in design decisions and own the code reviews.
  • Good in oral & written communication skills. Exposure to healthcare domain is plus

Skills/attributes Required

  • 7+ years of experience with at least 2 years of experience working as a lead with expertise in building and shipping production ready software in a scaled distributed environment
  • Expertise implementing microservices
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node, Python)
  • Excellent programming skills with Java and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest Assured, ActiveMQ etc
  • Knowledge of UI based technologies preferably with Angular
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,)
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL Implementations
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  • Expertise with RESTful Web Services
  • Expertise with modern version control (e.g. git)
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues.
  • Expertise in container virtualization utilizing Docker and CICD using Jenkins, Gitlab or CircleCI
  • Expertise in public cloud architecture and platform solutions
  • Ability to lead and develop people

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.

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