Roy Talman & Associates

Backend Software Engineer

Job Location(s) US-IL-Westmont
Posted Date 2 years ago(11/14/2018 11:04 AM)
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# of Openings
Software Developers/Coders


We are actively looking for a creative, talented, and highly motivated backend software engineer (junior to senior level) to work on specific projects critical to the company’s product portfolio. Examples of these include high-performance distributed computing, asynchronous cross-application data links, custom data storage solutions, and various API’s. You will work in close direct collaboration with application engineers and user experience specialists, responsible for defining user stories, accepting product features, and supporting customers. As an engineering company, we hire software developers who take their profession seriously and possess a broad set of technical and interpersonal skills. The team participates in an agile development process.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain backend system software.
  • Serve as an expert who owns and takes on implementation of features, user stories, and tasks.
  • Work closely with your peers and keep engaging in a fast pace design and development process.
  • Participate in technical design discussions, present technical ideas.
  • Maintain code quality by adhering to software engineering best practices.
  • Seek and provide feedback on design and development.
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Study new technologies to remain technically current.


Technology Skills

  • Professional software development experience utilizing core Java and object-oriented design principles.
  • Good understanding of concurrent programming.
  • Good understanding of distributed system design principles.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux administration and shell scripting.

Additional Skills Desired

  • Experience with C++, Python, Erlang, Go.
  • Experience with cluster operations.
  • Experience with open-source distributed systems (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Mesos, Ceph).
  • Experience with open-source messaging technologies and protocols (e.g., RabbitMQ, AMQP, ZeroMQ, MQTT).


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