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What you’ll be doing...

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

  • Use Java and related frameworks such as Spring Boot, data stores (PostgreSQL with PostGIS) and message queues to create scalable web services using REST/JSON or other formats (e.g. protocol buffers).
  • Participate in Agile practices such as standups, estimating, prioritization and retrospectives.
  • Work with front-end engineers to understand user requirements and provide endpoints that help accomplish building appealing interfaces.
  • Collaborate with our Agile teams to evolve architectural patterns that ensure scalable, reusable and quality implementations.
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and egoless programming that empowers team members and promotes a strong Agile culture.
  • Remove technical roadblocks by identifying areas of complexity and implementing architectural improvements that increase performance and lower risk.
  • Create testable, well documented code; participate in code reviews; troubleshoot and optimize backend performance.
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and best practices.
  • Willingness to accept new challenges, assist in troubleshooting issues, and possess the ability to jump into areas that go beyond the code such as builds, branching and Agile process improvements.

Where you'll be working:

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

    What we’re looking for...

    You'll need to have:

    • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
    • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
    • Three or more years of full-time professional Java development experience.
    • Three or more years of experience with relational database technologies (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) including SQL.
    • Three or more years of experience with Java, Test-driven development, Software Development Process, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Software Debugging.
    • Three or more years of experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Docker and Kubernetes.

    Even better if you have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
    • GIS and PostGIS experience.
    • Ability to work in a highly collaborative Agile team.
    • Demonstrated aptitude and desire to learn new skills.
    • Written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to embrace change and work in a fast paced, iterative environment.
    • Ability to develop an understanding of the commercial UAS marketplace and customers’ needs.
    • Experience developing reactive and event-driven systems.
    • Experience working in a startup environment and wearing many technical hats.
    • Demonstrable experience working in a SOA environment.
    • Exposure to serverless architectures.
    • Experience flying drones for business or pleasure (Part 107 certification.
    • Demonstrated leadership examples such as ScrumMaster or Technical Lead.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

    Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical, religious, or state law recognized reasons).

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