Senior Software Engineer - Big Data

Job Locations US-MA-North Reading
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/5/2018 7:31 PM)
Job ID
2018-1140
Organization
Analytics & Reporting

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TraceLink is seeking a full-time, experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team and focus on our backend infrastructure. If you’re self-motivated, intellectually curious and motivated by designing and developing innovative products for global organizations, you could be a good fit for our team.

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The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of application code for back-end, server-centric components interfacing with very large databases, as well as all related activities within the application development process. You will:

  • Develop software that takes best advantage of our cloud-based fully-distributed architecture
  • Provide architectural input for software development efforts utilizing a thorough understanding of various technologies such as web applications, relational databases, information security, cloud-based services, etc.
  • Provide high-level analysis and design reviews to apply appropriate technologies and architecture to solve conceptual problems; ensure design, structure, and content meet performance guidelines
  • Research and remain informed of new technology and tools, and how such technologies could be applied at TraceLink; recommend extension, expansion, and update of technology standards, practices, and methodologies
  • Actively participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Review and analyze current systems and processes, matched against user needs and business requirements to determine technical requirements
  • Accurately estimate tasks, and hit those estimates and provide regular status updates as part of our scrum-based Agile development process
  • Work closely with our QA team; assist with test planning as appropriate
  • Integrate 3rd party components as appropriate

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Candidates must possess the following skills and traits:

  • 8+ years software development experience
  • Experience in software development in Java (preferred) or similar languages
  • Experience in database design and working with very large data sets
  • Experience in developing web-services and Web-based APIs
  • Experience with software development best practices: version control, defect tracking, unit testing, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines
  • Experience with software development best practices, development methodologies, version control, defect tracking
  • Experience in building cloud-based applications on platforms such as Amazon Web Services
  • BS or equivalent required
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines

 

Helpful skills and experience:

  • Experience developing a product in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with distributed computing architectures
  • Experience in large-scale, distributed database systems
  • Experience with Big Data
  • Experience with NoSQL architectures
  • Experience with ETL tools
  • Experience in developing Enterprise Software (e.g. Supply Chain, ERP, Manufacturing)
  • Experience with the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with Amazon AWS deployment and services
  • Experience in distributed systems and architecture

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