Backend Engineer (Java 8+, Spring)

Backend Engineer (Java 8+, Spring)

Job Title: Backend Engineer (Java 8+, Spring)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Reference: JN -012020-19400
Contact Name: Nicole Vine
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2020 12:09

Job Description

What will you do?
• Design & build mission-critical backend solutions to support the growth of the platform
• Research, design and implement solutions which will improve services
• Monitor and maintain services to keep them stable and secure


Our Stack
• Backend code to be written primarily in Java, Node.js, and PHP with some Python when warranted
• Hosting in AWS with EC2, Aurora, S3, ELB, Route53 – managed with Terraform IaC
• DevOps/CI implemented using Jira, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Prometheus, and Grafana 
• Caching is implemented primarily via Redis
• Queuing is implemented via RabbitMQ


What makes you a great candidate?
• Experience with Java 8+, Spring, Spring Boot
• Experience with NodeJS
• Experience with AWS Cloud Services
• Experience developing or integrating with payment systems
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science or relevant IT qualification
• Self-motivation, problem solving, and ability to work in a distributed team environment
• Eagerness to learn new technologies and platforms including client-side development

• Bonus: Experience developing games and/or media streaming applications
• Bonus: Experience with front-end web stacks and/or mobile development

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