Contour is looking for motivated and highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve its hugely ambitious goal. Contour prides itself on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment: a healthy mix of change, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, ecosystem collaboration and of course, fun.
Contour hires team members of excellent calibre in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in an open, collaborative team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Contour is fast-paced and team-oriented with an emphasis on delivering the highest quality work in every field to ensure our own and our member's success as we reshape the industry.
Context of the role:
Reporting to the Head of Delivery, the Lead Back End Engineer will be responsible for providing technical guidance and overseeing delivery for the backend development team. This role will also see you overlooking all stages of development and delivery, by establishing standards and conventions to ensure the application code adheres to quality engineering principles, practices and design patterns. You will have strong experience working in an agile environment where software engineers, testers, product managers and DevOps work closely together.
Manage & Oversee backend delivery teams
Provide technical leadership and mentorship via peer reviews and training
Optimize delivery processes with a proven focus on continuous improvements
Contribute towards application development
Ensure application code and process quality standards across the development team
Create and maintain product and engineering documentation
Work with the product owners and development team to refine requirements and high-level estimation
Provide high-level estimations and sizing for upcoming work
Delegate tasks amongst the team in line with their corresponding skills
Establish best practices and technical standards amongst the engineering team
Set and achieve success metrics for the engineering team
5+ years development experience using Java 1.8+ & Kotlin
3+ years experience in an enterprise-level environment leading a team
Must Have - Experienced developing applications with R3 Corda Blockchain
Experience delivering end-to-end platforms and services
Familiarity of multiple layers of the infrastructure and application stack from systems / OS development through to networking, middleware and application logic
Proven problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure
Experience using frameworks such as Spring & Spring Boot
Strong experience building applications with RESTful style APIs, as well as message queues.
Experience with unit test coverage libraries (i.e. Jacoco)
Know how to setup build and test pipeline with CI tools (i.e. Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Bitbucket Pipeline, Github Actions, Gitlab)
Understanding how to publish and manage artifacts with a remote repository (i.e. Artifactory, Nexus, etc)
Understand how to setup, deploy, run and monitor software applications
Postgres or similar RDBMS development and design
Security awareness for securing API’s
Knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure (i.e. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
Good communicator & leader with ability to work autonomously
Why Join Us?
Experience fresh, exciting daily challenges as we reshape the industry
Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and high calibre team
Enjoy opportunities to take on a broad range of roles as the company grows
Experience freedom in how you achieve your goals and your working practices
Collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders