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Lead Back End Engineer (Blockchain - Corda)

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    8 months ago

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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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Job requirements:

  • 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