Senior Software Engineer- Back End

Technology Las Vegas, Nevada

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We are looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers to join our world-class technology team. We have built most of our systems on open-source technology. We use Java, Spring, Elastic Search, EC2, and more (you can even help us figure out what else!).
As a Zappos Software Engineer, you will be developing a mix of new features for the site as well as investigating cutting-edge technologies to make the site better (either more robust, able to handle more transactions, or simply provide a better customer experience).

Experience and skills needed to do that thing you love at Zappos:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science
  • 5+ years production Java software development experience 
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms)
  • Experience with Java frameworks / build systems (Spring, Maven, JUnit, Camel, etc)
  • Familiarity with testing related technologies such as EasyMock, Mockito, Selenium.
  • Experience with Linux and Mac environment
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases

What you'll bring to the table:

  • 5-7+ years Java software development in a production environment
  • Made major contributions to the design/architecture of one or more projects
  • Have assisted in the interview process for new developers
  • Have mentored junior developers
  • Good working knowledge of SQL 
  • Experience with web services
  • Experience with high-volume transactional systems

If you love building complex systems and want a great, fun, open organization, but the solid management and resources of an established business, we are the place for you. 

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