Sr Server Java Software Engineer

NY, NY 10007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Java Job Number: 6478

Job Description

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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Nyree Anderson
Senior Technical Recruiter

Dynamic and results-oriented, Nyree has a proven track record in technical recruiting. She possess a strong understanding of technical requirements; exceptional ability to source passive candidates as well as effectively assess suitability for opportunities on hand. Along with being resourceful and solutions-focused, Nyree’s innate ability to build fruitful relationships has brought her success across many industries.

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