Java Microservices Developer in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Engineering team. You would be an influential early hire in a fast-growing startup conveniently located in Richmond, VA. If you are excited about designing & building scalable, highly available systems, with a small sharp agile team, then this is the right role for you.

You will:

  • Design and build software products that impact the lives of millions of consumers and help improve the development team around you.
  • Work across our web stack and get the opportunity to work within our Web, Platform, Data and Machine Learning teams.
  • Work cross-functionally with our Product, Credit, Growth and Data Science teams to understand customer needs and how to design and build the most appropriate features or systems.
  • Help define the use of technology to a market that had seen little to no technological disruption before us.

You have:

  • Technical Leadership experience with modern web environments rich in Kotlin, Java, Python, Clojure … or equivalent.
  • A passion for making an impact through technology leadership while building consumer products that make a difference to the lives of customers.
  • A strong desire to mentor and improve the developers around you.
  • Experience with designing, deploying and improving distributed systems and their associated systems, like orchestration, testing, monitoring, alerting, etc.
  • Deep familiarity with cloud infrastructure such as Heroku, AWS, and GCP.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; continuous deployment, test-driven development, agile methodologies.
  • Experience building consumer-facing products and a passion for evaluating the best technologies to improve the lives of our customers.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related discipline.

You get bonus points for:

  • Previous exposure to transaction processing systems - payments, billing, commerce, order management etc.
  • Deep knowledge of performance tuning, measurement and experimentation systems