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Sr. Software Engineer 
Minneapolis, MN  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on February 4, 2023
Job Id #61034 Posted December 30, 2022

  • Java Spring – APIs\Microservices
  • The candidate will work as an individual contributor as part of a software engineering team replacing a legacy monolithic service bus \ SOA integration platform with cloud based, API enabled, microservices developed in Java using the various Spring projects (e.g. Spring Boot, Spring Framework, Spring Cloud, Spring Integration, and Spring Vault).
  • These services run in Docker containers on Kubernetes.
  • Candidate will also collaborate and mentor other engineers with respect to Spring projects.
  • Candidate will own InnerSource software projects which will support mission critical applications. Candidate must be a quick learner, be very collaborative, and have excellent communication skills.
Ideal Background:
  • Don’t need a specific industry background (e.g., healthcare).
  • They do need to be a skilled developer in Java, Spring Boot. If they have other Spring projects such as Spring Framework, Spring Cloud, Spring Integrate, and or Spring Vault) that would be a plus.
  • Java and Spring Boot, especially in a cloud based microservice architecture on Kubernetes.
Top Requirements:
  • a. 6+ years developing applications in Java
  • b. 4+ years using Spring Boot and other Spring Projects (e.g., Spring Boot, Spring Framework, Spring Cloud, and Spring Integrate)
  • c. 2+ years of experience working on container platforms in cloud infrastructure (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, Open Shift, etc.)
Team and Team size:
  • We have two scrum teams of avg. nine developers and testers.
  • There are specifically four developers in total that work on the existing legacy middleware product.
  • The other developers are Salesforce developers.
Top Responsibilities:
  • Perform all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, user story refining, application design, canonical data design, development, and testing
  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Design reusable components, frameworks, and libraries supporting enterprise integration patterns
  • Work very closely with architecture and Product Owners to drive solutions to successful delivery
  • Participate in Agile / Scrum teams to deliver high-quality software releases every two weeks through Sprints
  • Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance
  • Mentor and guide other software engineers within the team, especially within the Spring projects
  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required
Minimum Requirements:
  • 6+ years in the software engineering profession
  • 6+ years developing applications in Java
  • 4+ years using Spring Boot and other Spring Projects (e.g. Spring Boot, Spring Framework, Spring Cloud, and Spring Integrate) -
Skills/attributes Preferred
  • 2+ years of experience working on container platforms in cloud infrastructure (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, Open Shift, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success designing and building high-quality software applications
  • Expertise implementing microservices and RESTful APIsExpertise with authentication and authorization protocols including OAuth 2.0 w/ token management
  • Expertise with of a variety of modern open-source technologies (e.g., Apache Kafka, Redis, MySQL, JMS, etc.)
  • Proven experience delivering software using an Agile / Scrum methodology and CI/CD
  • Expertise in cloud architecture solutions
  • Expertise across the entire SLDC
  • Expertise with GitHub
  • Excellence in communication with technical peers and non-technical colleagues

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