Lead Backend Engineer – Java Backend

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The Lead Backend Engineer will be accountable for the timeliness and quality of the engineering products produced within their assigned product team.  It is imperative the Lead Backend Engineer can recognize Minimum Viable Product (MVP) features sets, risks, and dependencies and recommend iterative delivery packages to maximize business value and minimize time to market.
Additionally, the Lead Backend Engineer will be accountable for executing development activities aligned with agreed development and quality control standards.  The Lead Backend Engineer should work with Associate Developers to exhibit the same behaviors.  The Lead Backend Engineer will ensure production of technical documentation and supporting processes as solutions are delivered.

Additionally the Lead Backend Engineer will:

  • Lead, Design and Develop Java backend and serverless features (80%)
  • Manage and enhance existing application assets and minimize ongoing tech debt (20%)

Requirements – Development

  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer.
  • 3+ years proven software development experience in backend development with J2EE & Java Spring Boot
  • In depth understanding of REST APIs, OOP, MVC, micro services architecture and related best practices.
  • Proven ability to create high-level design documents, sample screen images, workflow diagrams, and lead stakeholders through white-board design discussions.
  • Deliver backend features with unit test (Junits) and integration testing in scope
  • Solid understanding of SQL, data model designing, optimizing queries and caching
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure (S3, Lambda, DynamoDB) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with authentication frameworks (Oauth2) and IDP (AWS Cognito) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with python is preferred
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines is preferred
  • Experience with docker and Kubernetes is preferred


  • Comfortable interacting and engaging with colleagues from all levels of management across all business units and third-party development firms
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills including self-direction, coaching and mentoring, leading change through tooling or practices
  • Previous experience leading Associate-level Developers OR demonstration of effective leadership characteristics
  • High self-efficacy, highly motivated, well organized, capable of developing, and able to communicate status effectively
  • Passionate about reducing manual and repetitive work when designing and building tools used by internal colleagues


  • Advocate and practitioner of Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Pair Programming)
  • Ability to succeed within a cross-functional team emphasizing Collective Ownership in a fast-paced environment
  • Be confident and willing to challenge status quo but also willing to concede and execute other’s ideas when necessary
  • Capable of teaching and learning from others to promote continuity of knowledge and personal development
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a team member
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
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