Associate Software Engineer
Who is Virgin Pulse?
Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures.
Who are our employees?
At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.
Who you are.
You are a evolving Software Engineer and have a goal to find a position on a technology team focused on continuing the growth of our next-generation SaaS application. As an Associate Software Engineer at Virgin Pulse you will work on implementing stories, bug fixes, unit tests, and general R&D with minimal oversight. You bring to the table a base understanding of many modern open-source web technologies, and are dedicated to learning more. You will work on a scrum team, collaborating with our senior members, Tech Leads, Product Owners and other talented Engineers to deliver great solutions on an exponentially growing application.
In addition to the above you possess a number of desirable traits including:
- You have outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
- You are a good communicator (written and verbal)
- You are enthusiastic about working in a team, and have great people skills
- A passion and drive for learning technologies and applying them to the right projects will make you successful in this position.
Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies: Large scale, highly available, public-facing websites built in React/Angular/Angular2 and leveraging tools like Puppet, Pug, Grunt and NPM to make things automated and repeatable. Our Java/Scala/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers. We’re using a combination of Mongo, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra and Redis. Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time data processing. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively for stability and high availability.
We practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using TeamCity; as a result we have continual smaller releases to our environments (Development, QA, Staging, Production), with integrated unit tests and code coverage analysis while eliminating the risk taken on with only a few large releases/product updates.
What you bring to the team.
In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:
- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent practical training and/or experience. Each will be considered equally.
- 0-3 years of practical experience working as a software developer
- Decent Object-Orientated development skills
- Grasp of modern (RESTful) web applications
- Knowledge of Java or similar language dev skills
- Knowledge of SQL; PostgreSQL is a plus
- Knowledge of common front end technologies such as React, Pug, Bower/NPM, Grunt, Angular, etc.
- Basic Unit Testing experience
- Agile Scrum or Kanban methodologies
- Knowledge of Scrum tools (Jira, confluence, etc.)
- Git with pull requests in a team environment
- TCP/IP basics
- Understanding of Continuous Integration / Delivery method experience (i.e. Teamcity, Jenkins, etc.)
What makes you stand out?
- Spring or Spring Boot
- Cassandra / Redis
- Terraform / Puppet / Ansible
Work to ensure system and data security is maintained at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Ensure industry best practice coding standards are adhered to in particular ensure all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.
Why work here?
We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here.
*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.