Backend Developer

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • type: Contract

job description

Backend Developer

Position Overview:

What would a normal day for this position look like??

  • 75% of the time actually doing the developing
  • The remainder of the day is Iteration Planning, Retrospectives, Showcases, and Design Sessions
Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies that you are looking for in a candidate?

Required Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant systems software engineering experience
  • BS/MS in computer science or engineering (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems and web oriented architectures
  • Developing Spring/Java/Maven applications
  • Aggressive Refactoring
  • High comfort level with Unix
  • Object Oriented Programming and Service Oriented Architecture design
Preferred Experience

  • Containers
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCE, etc.)
  • Experience with JSON/RESTful services and best practices therein
  • Collaborating with downstream consumers and upstream providers to establish sound API contracts
  • Pair Programming (Social skills)
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Infrastructure Automation (Chef in particular)
  • Experience with testing frameworks (JUnit and Spock in particular)
  • Groovy
What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Sense of humor

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