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Sr. Backend Software Engineer(Data MicroServices)-100% Remote

Company: Varis
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.
About Varis
Varis ( is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup that focuses on digital commerce software-as-a-service and procurement, and is owned by The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ: ODP).We are innovation-driven, customer-centric, and ready to transform business-to-business (B2B) procurement with insights gleaned from data.Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast.

About the Role
The role of Sr. Backend Engineer is to design, build and maintain high-quality technology solutions that deliver an exceptional customer experience. Working as an integral part of an Agile development team, this role will require close and continuous collaboration with the team Lead Developers, Product Owners, Business Analysts and fellow team members to translate user stories and functional requirements into resilient & secure technical designs which will be implemented as production-ready application code using Java and/or Golang and RDMS technologies.

What You'll Do:

  • Translate user stories and functional requirements into resilient & secure technical designs.
  • Design, build and maintain high-quality technology solutions that deliver an exceptional customer experience.
  • Ensure application SLAs are met by employing appropriate monitoring and alerting tools as required by each supported application.
  • Work with development leads to assist in developing overall application technology design activities; assist with the identification and definition of key architectures, components, and interfaces, design of data models and data/information flows.
  • Work with product owners to help prioritize development activities and estimate the level of effort.
  • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the Varis team.

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
    • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in software engineering/development.
    • Experience in architecting and managing public-facing, low latency / high-volume APIs and microservices.
    • Understanding of data integrity, processing, and transformations.
    • Solid knowledge of Java/C#/PHP and/or Golang and integrating with relational databases.
    • Have a working knowledge with at least one public cloud platform and some experience of application containerization (e.g. Kubernetes / Docker etc.).

      Technical Competencies:

      Must haves:
      • Spring, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Vertx, GraphQL
      • RDBMS (SQL Server / Postgres / Snowflake/Oracle)
      • NoSQL DB (Elastic/ Couchbase / MongoDB)

        Nice to Haves:
        • ETL (SSIS, Datastage)
        • Java EE and/or Golang
        • Experience in producing and consuming XML and JSON.
        • Cloud experience (Azure, AWS,GCP)
        • Cloud integrations ( CI/CD Pipelines, Kubernetes/AKS, Functions, Storage, Data Factory, DevOps, Spring Cloud)
        • Ability to create unit tests, performance, and integration tests (jUnit, jMeter/k6 & Postman/Newman)
        • Developer Tools (Git/GitHub, JIRA, Visual Studio,MS Management Studio, Notepad++)
        • Linux/Unix basics
        • Tomcat, Netty, Jetty, JBoss, Nginx a plus.
        • Skills and Abilities:
        • Natural problem solver
        • Ability to mentally model complex systems
        • Ability to break down complex problems into smaller, less complex problems

          Personal Attributes:
          • Team player
          • Creative
          • Ability to pivot with change and multi-task effectively.
          • Detail orientated
          • Strong communicator

            The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Benefits and Perks
            • 100% permanent remote work in the United States
            • Medical / dental / vision, AD&D, and Life Insurance
            • Paid Time Offer (PTO) and company paid holidays
            • Health Saving Account (HSA)
            • Long Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
            • 401(k) matching program
            • Discounted auto, home, and pet insurance
            • Retirement savings plan rollovers
            • Banking services
            • Military leave
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
            • Regular pay for funeral/memorial service observance
            • Discounts on Office Depot/Microsoft/Apple products and services
            • Opportunity for professional growth and career advancement Equal Employment Opportunity The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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