Software Engineer Back End

Technology Seattle, Washington

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What you will be doing on a daily basis:

  • Improving, debugging and maintaining a suite of microservices that power personalization across Zappos sales channels. Thinking about scalability, monitoring and security 100% of the time.
  • Adding new microservices to address newly discovered customer pain points.
  • Collaborating with Data Scientists and Infrastructure Engineers to productionalize new machine learning models.
  • Standing on the front lines to help solve the problems of the day. Not being afraid to dig into the details.
  • Learning the ins and outs of AWS, including ways to use it you never realized were possible.
  • Working directly with Senior Software Engineers and receiving mentorship and guidance along the way.
  • Working in a relaxed atmosphere full of a diverse set of people and skills.

What you bring to the table:

  • Good grasp of Object Oriented Design and Data Structures.
  • You have experience building and deploying applications in the cloud (AWS, Azure, etc).
  • A personal Github with side projects is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Java and Spring Framework is a big plus.
  • You enjoy problems that require 'digging'.
  • You have an insatiable desire for knowledge.
  • You’re not afraid to bring your ideas to the table.
  • You think there is a slack emoji for every occasion.
  • You like to share interesting tidbits from that Medium post you read the other day.
  • You get unreasonably excited when AWS releases new products.
  • You like birthday cake...... lots and lots of cake.

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