Backend Developer in San Jose, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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Job Description

Req # : K_4166- Developer Level 3, Backend Developer

Type: Contract-to-Hire

Location Requirements: On-Site

Job City/State: San Jose, California

Job Description

*this is a contract to hire opportunity -all submitted candidates should be available for a CTH opportunity*

Client is on a mission to build the best online grocery shopping experience, competing against the best in e-commerce. You will be a part of an innovative startup within the US's largest grocery retailer with scale that reaches millions of people every day. Our teams are truly agile and empowered to fully own all aspects of their domain. We encourage a culture of quality software practices.

As a Backend Developer, you will have the opportunity to design, build, test, maintain, and have a direct and meaningful impact on the roadmap of the digital platform. This highly innovative team situated in San Jose, California. You will be responsible for design and development of backend components of highly scalable eCommerce web application.
The Backend Developer strives to continuously improve the software delivery processes and practices and be a role model and demonstrates the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

We are committed to being an inclusive and transparent culture that cultivates the best software engineers, allowing them to define the future of our digital platforms. If this inspires you, apply and talk to our team!


  • Develop backend eCommerce web applications in cloud platform technologies
  • Collaborate with designers & product managers to iterate on the design & implementation of our product
  • Work with Engineers from the full stack to build and ship features
  • Identify and uphold engineering best practices
  • Monitor performance, watch for traffic drops related to usability problems & rectify the issues
  • Review app and feature code, and plan future API upgrades with the development team
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies


  • 7+ years experience developing large scale web applications using Java, Kotlin, Go (or similar languages)
  • Experience with modern libraries and tooling
  • Significant Java programming skills, data structures and Micro-services architecture and development
  • Significant experience with the Spring Framework (Persistence, REST, Messaging, Integrations) such as Spring Boot
  • Significant experience on core features of Spring such as Dependency Injection and Aspect-Oriented Programming, Spring Security etc
  • Significant knowledge of SQL Database and NoSQL Databases ( MongoDB / Cassandra )
  • Significant experience in Messaging architectures & development- MQ Series or Kafka or equivalent
  • Proven Experience in building RESTful APIs and a deep understanding of REST principles
  • Proven Experience working with Docker or similar technologies, GIT, CI/CD and writing unit/integration tests
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, quality deliverable and ability to work under pressure
  • Business-minded approach to time, costs, and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment


  • Proven Experience Cloud Platforms like GCP, Azure or Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Familiarity with developing e-commerce application modules such as Catalog setup and Search ( Solr, ElasticSearch etc)
  • Proven Experience with Continuous integration, Continuous delivery and Continuous deployment
  • Experience architecting and building high volume, fault-tolerant, highly available, and globally distributed systems in a cloud-native environment
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Familiarity with A/B testing, monitoring, and alerting
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, team player and good interpersonal skills
  • A passion for keeping up-to-date with the latest cloud trends and technologies