What you’ll be doing...

What you’ll be doing…

As a Backend Engineer, you will design, develop, and implement new capabilities for our Platform (100% SaaS, AWS). You will participate in a collaborative Agile team environment and build features that not only meet customer requirements, but help encourage best practice in an incredibly innovative industry.

· Using Java and related frameworks such as Spring Boot, data stores (Postgres with PostGIS), and message queues to create scalable web services using REST/JSON or other formats (e.g. protocol buffers).

· Participating in Agile practices such as standups, estimating, prioritization, and retrospectives.

· Working with front-end engineers to understand user requirements and provide endpoints that help accomplish building appealing interfaces.

· Collaborating with our Agile teams to evolve architectural patterns that ensure scalable, reusable, and quality implementations.

· Providing mentorship, guidance, and egoless programming that empowers team members and promotes a strong Agile culture.

· Removing technical roadblocks by identifying areas of complexity and implementing architectural improvements that increase performance and lower risk.

· Creating maintainable, well-tested code, participate in code reviews, troubleshoot and optimize backend performance.

· Keeping up-to-date on technology trends and best practices.

· Willingness to accept new challenges, assist in troubleshooting issues, and jump into areas that go beyond the code such as builds, branching, and Agile process improvements.

What we’re looking for...

You have a passion for technology, start-ups, drones, aviation, or all of the above. You’re a driven self-starter with a high level of personal integrity. You can collaborate effectively across teams and mentor peers. You’re no stranger to a fast-paced environment and can adapt to changing priorities with ease.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • One or more years of experience with relational database technologies (Postgres, MySql, etc.) including SQL.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering preferred
  • Two or more years of full-time development expertise with a solid foundation in Java (and related frameworks like Spring Boot), SSO frameworks/approaches, and data stores.
  • Experience with building scalable RESTful web services and processing JSON data.
  • Experience with continuous integration, including provisioning, deployment, testing, and version control.
  • Experience developing and implementing testing frameworks and best practices utilizing Test Driven Development methodologies.
  • Experience and a passion for working with Agile teams and evolving our Agile processes.
  • Java, Test-driven development, Software Development Process, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Software Debugging experience.
  • Capability to develop an understanding of the commercial UAS marketplace and customers’ needs.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • PostGIS and Java GIS toolkit experience.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a service-based or micro-services environment.
  • Exposure to serverless architectures.
  • Experience flying drones (Part 107 certification preferred).

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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