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Senior Backend Engineer

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    over 1 year ago

  • Salary range:

    8000 - 15000

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Our client is a fintech startup looking to digitise the global trade finance industry using blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the technical roadmap of the backend team

  • Provide mentorship via peer reviews and training

  • Optimise delivery processes with a proven focus on continuous improvements

  • Work within the wider product development team to deliver product releases

  • 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

Key Requirements

  • 5+ years development experience using Java 1.8+, and/or Kotlin

  • Strong experience with :

    • Spring & Spring Boot

    • Test frameworks and related libraries such as JUnit, TestNG, Mockito, Jacoco

    • Build tools such as Gradle and Maven

    • JDBC and ORM libraries like Hibernate

    • Concurrency on JVM

    • Containerisation of JVM applications with docker and container orchestration with Kubernetes

  • Strong knowledge of SQL with relation to query execution, optimisation

  • Understanding of DBMS: PostgreSQL & SQL Server

  • Practical experience designing and implementing production grade web services and messages queues with any combination of the following:

    • RESTful architecture

    • GraphQL

    • RPC

    • ActiveMQ

    • Solace

    • Message protocols over WebSocket such as Stomp

  • Authentication and authorisation schemes

  • 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

  • Understanding of CI tools (i.e. Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Bitbucket Pipeline, Github Actions, Gitlab)

  • Understand how to publish and manage artefacts with a remote repository (i.e. Artifactory, Nexus, etc)

  • Understand how to setup, deploy, run and monitor software applications

  • Experience with cloud based infrastructure (i.e. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Clear and concise communication skills

  • Nice to have

    • Understanding of TLS and SSL

    • Working knowledge of Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption

    • Experience or strong interest in distributed ledger technologies (i.e blockchain)

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