Sr Server Java Developer/Solution Architect

NY, NY 10007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Java Job Number: 6478 Pay Rate: 180,000

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.

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.

Pattie Tsivouras
Recruiting Director, Information Technology

Pattie joined the Connors Group team in 2017. Knowing how it’s important to always try and make the right impression with each interaction; Pattie personally feels that clients look for a Recruiter who demonstrates honesty, integrity, as well as trust. When proactively developing a strategic partnership, clients want to know that they can depend on you to deliver the most qualified candidates for their current openings. As a recruiter, she embodies that value in demonstrating passion in her work; evident as they encounter the level of excitement in describing past achievements or enthusiasm in approach to find the most qualified talent for their team!

Pattie strongly feels that candidates prefer that their career is centered around their quality of life. The chance to express preferences for a new job while feeling secure helps encourage them to do what they do best. Quality candidates like to be presented with long-term opportunities where they can see how their skills align with each company. Alternately, people who just feel comfortable tend to base any opportunity on what they currently need in order to make ends meet. Pattie embodies these values by matching the candidate to a position that provides an opportunity to learn, progress, and contribute to the company. Team work is always very key when it comes to empowering an individual to hone their expertise; allowing them the chance to grow within any organization.

Summoning the courage and strength to start her own business while also starting a family is something Pattie is very proud of.  Obtaining that perfect balance is always a key challenge, but you need to totally embrace it in order to overcome it.  A Director at her former company referred to her as “fearless” …and while she never thought of herself like that, hearing the complement did make her very proud! Her goal is to continue to have a stimulating career; providing open, supportive collaboration to inspire opportunity in the market. She would like to be positioned as someone who is focused on fostering strength in others! Outside of the office, Pattie loves skiing with her family… typically taking a trip out west every year. Going bike riding and taking family vacations are great. She loves summers at a Long Island beach home, going fishing with her boys and spending time at the pool and at the beach!   

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