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Sr Software Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on August 8, 2022
Job Id #57232 Posted June 23, 2022

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, modify, develop, write and implement software programming applications in support of the API Gateway.
  • Participate in the testing process through test review and analysis, and skilled in Agile development methodologies, including unit testing and continuous integration.
  • Working on an Agile team, participating in Scrum ceremonies and working as a team to fix bugs and work on new features for Kong API Gateway and supporting applications.
  • Customer interaction providing support for Gateway issues by reading Splunk logs and troubleshooting the network stack.
  • Responsible for large and more complex components, while influencing overall product architecture and patterns.
  • Influences the team designs and solutions. Mentors software engineers through code reviews, and hands on design sessions.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Software Engineering
  • 2+ year in platform engineering
  • 2+ year software development or engineering
  • Experience in full software lifecycle activities
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Experience operationalizing larger products
  • Java programming - 2 year
  • Full Stack - UI/REST
  • React - 1 years
  • REST/SOAP - 1 years
  • Jenkins - 1 year
  • Docker - 1 year
  • NodeJS - 1 year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Kong/OpenResty API Gateway
  • Java/Python/Golang Development
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solves complex problems and/or conducts complex analyses
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Experience with Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Experience working in agile environment
  • CI/CD leveraging Github/Docker/Jenkins
  • Direct API Gateway knowledge including Nginx, OpenResty/Kong
  • System Reliability Engineering practices
  • Familiar with HTTP and REST API best practices


  • Proficient in several modern programming languages (Python/Java/Golang)
  • Experience with an API gateway
  • Experience running containerized workloads
  • Experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery


  • 2 years experience: React or Golang or Java
  • 2 years experience: Container Platforms
  • 2 years experience: CI/CD – Jenkins

Team and Team size:

  • 8-12 Engineers 1 Engineering Manager.

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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