Principal Java Software Engineer/ Tech Lead (Remote in LA Region)

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We are seeking a Principal Java Engineer (Remote in LA Region) at Railroad19, Inc. to work with our client- a Fortune 100 Media Company for 100% Greenfield Software Development Projects for Enterprise-Level projects. The successful person will be responsible help identify and foster best-practices and procedures in development.  The successful candidate will be an experienced software developer, who is passionate about writing clean, maintainable, functional style code. You are fluent in Java 8 and of its functionalities, microservice development, AWS development tools and technologies, including serverless computing. You are proactive in researching and staying up to date on new development tools and technologies to advise, educate and solve complex challenges to deliver best-in-class solutions. 

  • This is a Full-Time position with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package which includes ample time off, full medical, dental and vision packages, 401K and more. 
  • This role is only for those seeking Full-Time Employment (NO- contractors, Corp-Corp or 1099) 
  • This role remote in the LA region 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business leaders and product teams to fully understand the end-user, product needs and business requirements 
  • Work with other development teams to leverage current technologies being used while leading the efforts to introduce and implement new tools and technologies best suited for user preferences and project needs 
  • Lead a team of around 4+ high-performing software engineers, by identifying and assigning new technical feature work
  • Take the lead in setting up new technologies and training developers on how to use them 
  • Create unit and automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with the many distributed systems throughout the organization
  • Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand your solutions 
  • Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments for supported applications by monitoring and troubleshooting issues related to data and patching functionality, etc. or production environments when necessary 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience in software development, or an equivalent combination of education/experience 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Independent and motivated self-starter to think critically to decipher user preferences vs. hard requirements to deliver solutions for complex solutions 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, delegate tasks, and ensure a scrum team is working at maximum efficiency to meet deliverables and deadlines 
  • Demonstrated experience building software using AWS technologies, which include serverless and managed services
  • Strong experience with Java development, particularly with the new functionalities of Java 8 and microservices 
  • Experience with Core Java development and Java toolsets such as Hibernate ORM 
  • Experience with AWS and tools to build/test/and deploy software solutions such as Git, Jenkins, and/or Docker, etc.  
  • Some knowledge and/or experience with Front-end languages and platforms such as JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3, etc.  
  • Knowledge of Unix Administration 
  • Competent working in secured complex network environments both on-prem and in AWS