Backend Developer

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • type: Contract
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Backend Developer

job summary:
Business Overview:

Tell me about your department:

In this role, you will be a critical member of the team building foundational services for the native mobile application platform. You'll support and extend running applications & design and develop new applications. You'll be expected to evaluate and refactor in a rapid manner for every part of our infrastructure. Overall knowledge of designing an application to run on a scalable platform is expected. You will be working in an agile environment, which means test-driven development and pair programming. We are evolving towards a dev ops model, with our development teams engaged in monitoring, optimizing and supporting our production environments.

location: Richfield, Minnesota
job type: Contract
work hours: 9 to 5
education: No Degree Required
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

skills: Preferred Experience


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)


What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

Social Skills


Sense of humor

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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    Backend Developer

  • location: Minneapolis, MN
  • job type: Contract
  • date posted: 6/27/2018