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  • Location

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Job title:

    Lead Backend Developer

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job ref:

    6327

Lead Backend Developer

Overview

Are you looking to be a part of the team that is solving a huge problem for one of the world’s largest industries? Do you love taking complex processes and simplifying them through the creative use of software and technology? Are you an expert at the Spring framework who can design and develop a top-notch, scalable backend? We are seeking a high-energy, hard-working, and enthusiastic individual to lead backend product development and grow the team.

The lead backend engineer will be responsible for the architectural design, implementation, and testing of the software application. This position will work closely with the backend team and product manager to implement new features, fix bugs, maintain the application. We are looking for someone who is an expert in Spring, as well as backend architecture and can grow into a leadership role as the team expands.

Your mission:

  • To be the go-to teammate for all things backend
  • Become a master of Spring, Hibernate, and architecture design and implementation
  • Lead the backend development process by helping to define requirements, spec implementation steps, develop timelines, work with designers, design REST APIs and their related services, and test before release
  • Create: Work directly with product management to go from concept to design with our product features that will drive increased customer adoption and deliver a compelling user experience for our customers.
  • Collaborate with product management and backend team to establish objectives and design functional, cohesive features and enhancements for the frontend to use
  • Participate in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages
  • Keep a high level of quality and reliability performance of the product and the team building the product
  • Maintain quality with scalable automated and manual testing


Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of Java, including Spring and Hibernate, REST API architecture, MySQL & relational databases
  • Some understanding: MongoDB & NoSQL databases, Git, Unit testing, Pipeline automation, third party API integrations, JSON, utilizing a debugger
  • Familiarity with software design applications such as Miro, LucidChart, or Microsoft Visio 
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle & programming techniques & tools
  • Openness to use and make improvements to agile development process
  • Reliable project & time management skills
  • Strong problem solving, verbal & written communication skills
  • BA/BS degree in software engineering, computer science, or related field
  • 5-10 years experience in a professional software development environment



Within the first month, you will:

  • Understand high-level construction billing and payment workflows
  • Talk to sales/support and customers to get to know our users
  • Understand high-level technical architecture and capabilities
  • Get to know teammates and understand current workflow and improvements that can be made
  • Get familiar with code structure and deployment practices
  • Begin tandem development with the current team on small features
  • Identify goals, key metrics, and plans to achieve them


Within the first 3 months, you will:

  • Be comfortable navigating and manipulating the codebase
  • Be able to take feature requests and create specs and timelines
  • Be able to make architectural decisions with the help of the engineering team


Within the first 6 months, you will:

  • Be able to make architectural decisions independently
  • Take full ownership of the backend product and team 
  • Be a proven self-starter and able to come up to speed on complex, difficult concepts with minimal assistance
  • Stay up to date with the newest technologies and make decisions based on our needs whether or not to implement them


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