Sr Server Developer/Web Development Lead

NY, NY 10007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Java Job Number: 6478 Pay Rate: 160,000

Senior Java Developer be joining a team of top server engineers that design and build the heart of my clients  games and product platform. The right candidate will be challenged to help propel  to the top tier of social gaming through adoption and application of the latest in the Server side, Big Data and AI technology, such as high scalable cloud based infrastructure, stream analysis and machine learning.

A Sr Java developer resigned yesterday in KC and we’ re looking to replace him in NY, if possible. (although we will search in both places as time is of the essence). The position is available immediately with the comp range between $130K - $160k and 10% bonus.

The job specs below but below are key requirements:
  1. Strong engineer – understand why in addition to what
  2. Excellent Java and related open source tech stack
  3. Experience with high volume low latency real time systems
  4. Operational maturity – know what metrics to collect and how design systems for high availability
  5. Self-starter and coming from high pace dynamic culture. Big banks lifers do not apply.

The person will be reporting into the new Dr of Server that’ s starting  in 2 weeks, here in NY.

The interviewing process is   1) I review resumes 2) 1 hour tech phone screen with Sr Dev 3) 1 hour Server Dev team phone screen   4) 1 hour culture fit with CIO  This is a high priority position for us, so will respond / move quickly.

The person will be a key contributor to aspects of design and delivery of all Server Systems, Services and Data Stores.


    1. Education
              a. BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. MS in CS or Engineering a big plus.

    2. Technical expertise – Architecture & Systems Development
              a. Deep expertise in and experience with Java server side development, real time SOA and
                    micro services architecture (6 years+)
                          i. Expertise with REST API Concepts and Dropwizard/Jersey Framework, low-level
                              networking (TCP stack) and Netty Framework
                          ii. 5+ years of design and delivery of high volume highly available back end
                              infrastructures – Telcos / Trading / AdTech systems, etc. Excellent
                              understanding of enterprise architecture patterns, UML.
                        iii. Gaming or Equity trading server side experience is a big plus
                        iv. Demonstrated experience delivering systems at large scale (20K+ mps) using
                              Kafka and Hazelcast
                          v. In depth understanding of the Distributed System Concepts: Leadership,
                              Consensus, In-Sync Replicas, Partitioning
                        vi. 6+ years of hands on Java development, strong familiarity with C / C++
                        vii. Strong understanding of key security concepts and patterns
                      viii. Excellent understanding of enterprise and mobile facing systems architecture

    3. Technical expertise - Data Management
              a. Experience with SQL and No-SQL DBs, specifically with Cassandra and MySQL
              b. Experience with cloud-based Big Data tools.
              c. Experience with Real Time Stream Analysis. Experience with ML and AI modeling a big

    4. Systems Operational maturity
              a. Experience building operationally mature, well instrumented, very highly scalable, highly
                    available, secure systems
              b. Experience with Build Automation Tools: Gradle, Jenkins, Nexus, Docker Image
              c. Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, DataDog, Stackdriver

d. Excellent understanding of SDLC, Java development and continuous integration best practices. Expertise with Jira and Confluence a big plus.

Sue McLean
Recruiting Director, Project / Program Management & Business

Sue started working with The Connors Group in 2010, enthusiastically bringing expertise to an organization that shares her values of professional integrity and quality relationships. Sue focuses on recruiting Project / Program Management professionals for Business Transformation initiatives.  She believes that clients value a good reputation, transparency in the process of working with candidates, and depth of insight to provide expedient solutions. On the talent side, Sue knows that candidates value access to opportunity, knowledge in review of their background, and the time we take to build rapport.

Sue strives to continue as thought leader/adviser for companies who want to grow their team with project managers; and be perceived as as a source for industry trends and market intelligence. She enjoys networking in the field and working with different professional groups within the Project Management domain. As a sociology major, she has always enjoyed the “people side of IT;” connecting the companies we work with and the people we network with. She also enjoys game shows, board games, volunteering, and travel – ask her about her time on $1,000 Pyramid!

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