Senior Backend Software Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts | Freelance | Job ID #63792 |
Posted Last Month

Global eCommerce client is seeking a Backend focused Senior Software Engineer to join them for a contract engagement with long-term potential Remotely. We're looking for candidates with the following skillset and experience to fill the role. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Architect a resilient system for a customer-facing web application from scratch
  • You will have responsibility for major components of our architecture – both development and operational needs. You will be the go-to engineer for your part of the platform
  • You will be responsible for ensuring your systems are fully CICD and have the responsibility of a plan to get to CICD if not there yet.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Conduct design and code reviews and raise the bar on engineering rigor and standard
  • Debug production issues across services and tech stack
  • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services
  • You will participate in setting guidelines for evolving development practices, as well as mentoring junior engineers.

What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as Java with 3+ years as hands-on Software Architect
  • Minimum 5 years of software development in Java8/Spring Boot stack
  • Minimum of 3 years of cloud architecture and service development experience
  • Hands-on experience leading the design, development, and deployment of business software at scale or current hands-on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience
  • Be a hands-on Engineer spending a significant percentage of their time writing code or debugging tricky issues
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals – object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm - design, problem-solving, and complexity analysis
  • Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issues
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills & working knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience with designing, building, and deploying scalable, highly available systems
  • Have or (more importantly) be willing to learn deep domain knowledge in the area of retail e-commerce


  • Experience in e-commerce
  • Experience with Scrum, XP, or other agile methodologies a plus
  • Good communication skills with both technical and business audiences
  • Experience with cloud & orchestration technologies (AWS Services, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • Strong background with modern tools and environments (e.g., JSON 3 API, Chaos Engineering, web services, version control systems, bug/issue tracking tools)
  • Experience with OpenAPI, Swagger, or
  • Experience with configuration and deployment management via Terraform or Ansible
  • Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, Powershell)
  • Experience with data analysis/mining in large scale database environments is a plus

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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