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Sr. Backend Engineer in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Job Description

Our client located in San Diego, CA is looking for a Sr. Backend Engineer to join their team on a direct hire basis. Our client is part of the evolution by building software that helps bring families closer together by helping them better sync, communicate with and protect the people they care about most. The idea candidate will have 5+ years of experience with backend development in Java as well as Distributed services.


  • Build and support an engine for collecting, processing, and storing tens of thousands of location saves per second
  • Build and support the systems which collect, process, and store millions of drives daily
  • Maintain and improve the systems which alert users in real-time when a vehicular collision occurs
  • Ensure that our APIs are able to process millions of requests per minute, looking for ways to scale us up by 5x over the next few years
  • Engage with feature developers to ensure code is written with performance, scale, and maintainability in mind
  • Use automation tools as often as possible, and develop and improve these tools
  • Handle 4.5 billion daily API calls comfortably

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in JVM languages, primarily in Java (Spring Boot) and Scala
  • Familiarity with PHP, Python, and/or Go
  • Excellent understanding of data stores, distributed systems, data modeling and their associated pitfalls.
  • Extensive experience with microservices
  • Experience with the AWS environment and its various tools
  • Agile software development experience