Lead Software Engineer - Java

Software Engineering New York, New York

ABOUT Your Role:

As a Technical Lead, you will work in a collaborative Agile environment and you will be involved with setting technical direction and collaborating on new ideas, as well as realizing these ideas in code. If you have a demonstrated track record of innovative thinking, technical mastery and peer guidance, then this is the role for you!

ABOUT Your Contributions:

  • Mentor, manage, and develop team members, supporting them in meeting business needs
  • Improve and maintain the design and architecture of our web platform.
  • Develop and maintain performant and robust server side systems.
  • Research new technologies and approaches to solve problems and improve existing systems.
  • Design systems and APIs meant to be used and extended by other teams while maintaining code quality and architectural consistency.


  • 7+ years in a full stack web development position, with at least 2 years of that time in a position of seniority
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Expansive knowledge of modern Java with proven application
  • In depth knowledge of Jetty and web platform tuning
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and experience integrating server-side and client-side technologies
  • Experience with web templating languages (e.g., Mustache, FTL, JSP)
  • Experience with at least one server-side framework (e.g. Spring, Play)


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