Senior Software Engineer – Back End

Location: Solana Beach, California - Remote
Category: Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5177
Date Posted: 09/20/2022

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About the Opportunity:

Our client is looking for a an exceptional, collaborative Back-end Software Engineer to join their team! Responsible for building and deploying their platform and web applications used by thousands of customers. This is a great chance to work with professionals passionate about creating innovative solutions built with modern technology.


  • Work on horizontally scaling complex network optimization algorithms which are the key enabler to the company's mission
  • Improve and innovate on our core automated costing and pricing engines, which form the foundational basis of our optimization
  • Design and implement strategic decision-making tools to choose among the thousands of ways we could choose to move our shipments
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and tune applications
  • Implement high-quality, well-documented, test-driven, robust, and maintainable code
  • Develop automated tests (unit, integration, performance) and write testable code
  • Participate in the full SDLC in a fast-paced, dynamic, truly agile workflow
  • Work both personally and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Analyze requirements and use cases, decomposing them into detailed technical, functional, and implementation tasks with high-level effort estimates; write specification documents as needed
  • Develop new functionality, application components, APIs, and infrastructure
  • Utilize relational database tools (SQL/SQL-92, MySQL, or similar RDBMS) to manage and monitor application state and user data
  • Apply modern open source tools and frameworks where appropriate
  • Make recommendations regarding the development of new code, reuse or refactoring of existing code, and use of 3rd party and/or open source frameworks


  • At least three years relevant work experience
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Track record of releasing highly scalable backend services in a SOA or microservice architecture
  • Experience architecting large-scale, mission critical, fault tolerant, multi-tier web applications
  • Understanding of SOLID design, computational complexity, data structures, client/server architecture, scaling, design trade-offs
  • Database design and architecture: data modeling, warehousing, and NoSQL database concepts
  • Practical application of object-oriented and concurrent programming and use of design patterns
  • Expert with Java (bonus: JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Spring Boot)
  • GCP, AWS, or equivalent IAAS and PAAS cloud services, containerized production deployments
  • Git, modern IDEs and build/deployment tools (e.g. Maven, SBT, Docker)
  • Exceptional problem solving, analysis, decomposition, and communication skills
  • Assimilating new information, understanding complex topics, and using judgement to make sound technical choices
  • End-to-end debugging, performance tuning, and monitoring

About Sayva: Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, and technology professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.