You possess strong software engineering and Java development fundamentals. You value delivering products that delight and you are unafraid to dig into unknown codebases to unravel unexpected behaviors. You value reliability, testability, and maintainability. You're proud of the code you write, but you're also pragmatic and believe in iteration. You know when it is time to refactor, and when it's time to ship.
About the Position
The job of a Lead Backend Engineer at Airship is to focus on distributed system design, development, and support. We provide low latency services that process a stream of events from both apps/web/mobile wallet/email/sms and internal services.
Our backend infrastructure is built on the Google Cloud Platform.
Our platform uses > 150 microservices that talk to SQL and NoSQL databases and handle an immense load.
You'll be involved in schema design, ownership of data semantics, and a lot of squinting at server metrics trying to puzzle out why database write latency spiked in the 99th percentile and moved the emphasis in “near-real-time” from “real” to “near.”
Experience and Skills:
Relevant experience of 10+ years with software engineering best practices: unit testing, code reviews, documentation, and version control
Strong experience with distributed systems
Experience leading a release/project, working with and guiding a team of talented engineers
Experience in collaborating with cross-functional peers and take a project from requirements to design to implementation meeting relevant milestones
Willingness to work as part of a team to achieve shared commitments
Calmly work in a fast-paced environment to ensure continuous delivery
Provide mentorship and guidance for less experienced engineers, helping them break tasks down into sprints
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Bonus points for:
5+ years of Java experience
Solid fundamentals with Linux
2+ years experience with the Google Cloud Platform or AWS
Practiced Git workflows
Experience with distributed NoSQL systems or key-value stores
Know how to troubleshoot and fine-tune JVM performance
Marketing and digital experience teams at thousands of the world’s most admired companies rely on Airship’s Customer Engagement Platform to create deeper connections with customers by delivering incredibly relevant, orchestrated messages on any channel.
Founded in 2009 as a pioneer in push notifications, Airship now gives brands the user-level data, engagement channels, AI orchestration and services they need to deliver push notifications, emails, SMS, in-app messages, mobile wallet cards and more to exactly the right person in exactly the right moment — building trust, boosting engagement, driving action and growing value.