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Software Engineer II

Engineering

Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Now is the time to join us!  

At Virgin Pulse we value and celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.   

Who are you? 

Software Engineer II independently develops product features, investigates, and resolves production issues, and performs in-depth troubleshooting.  They can implement complicated product stories with little help from other team members. They are involved in sprint planning and story grooming to give voice to the development complexity of new stories.

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Develop software and defect resolution independently from other team members
  • Design, code, and test new platform components, features, and enhancements for our web and/or mobile platforms (Swift/Java/Kotlin)
  • Triage incoming bugs and production incidents
  • Perform technical operation tasks including enhancing monitoring capabilities
  • Investigate and troubleshoot issues across our platform
  • Participation in sprint grooming, planning, and kick-off to help estimate stories, raise awareness and additional implementation details
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Help monitor areas of production system and raise awareness to team when issues arise

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

What you bring to the Virgin Pulse team:

 

Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of SW development role 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Java and/or .NET (or similar)
  • Understanding of one of the two tiers of our application: either Angular (or a great understanding of JS) or Java
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and a solid grasp of object-oriented programming
  • Experience developing services and APIs
  • A solid understanding of best practices for software development including testing, monitoring, and design
  • Ability to articulate and champion design strategies related to scalability, maintainability, performance, security, and usability
  • Strong communication skills, openness to collaborate, and enthusiasm to deliver as a part of a team
  • A passion and drive for learning technologies and applying them pragmatically
  • An ability to contribute to a technical discussion and the openness to listen and learn from your peers
  • Unit Testing, and how to write a good unit test

Our technology sets us apart

Our cloud platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies to provide millions of end users with rich experiences in native mobile and responsive browser platforms built in Angular at scale.  These highly scalable, reliable applications are supported by a suite of services built on APIs and real-time processors leveraging Spring Framework technologies.  Our platforms consume billions of activities, in various forms, which drive our analytics and machine learning platforms.  We leverage backend systems, with AWS at their core, which support a diverse set of workloads including Aurora RDS, ElastiCache, SNS/SQS, Kafka, EC2/ECS/EKS, S3, CloudFront, and Personalize.  We manage these services with infrastructure as code technologies to ensure consistency and reliability.

 

Continuous Integration and Deployment is part of our DNA.  We structure our applications as microservices and manage each deployment pipeline using containers, GitLab, and Harness.  We strive for layered approach to unit, integration, functional tests to allow for lower risk releases at rates 100s of times per day to multiple environments.

 

You’ll be working on a platform that serves:

  • Several million users with nearly 50% use daily
  • 75 billion API calls and transactions a year spread across 35 services
  • An engaging native mobile platform driving 85% of user traffic
  • Hundreds of terabytes of data spread across multiple transactional and analytical stores

Engineers at Virgin Pulse work in small autonomous teams of technical leads, product owners, project managers, designers, and engineers collaborating with each other, across teams, to deliver unique solutions and products to the portfolio.  As part of our team, you bring to the table your technical and leadership skills to help us build the latest technology in health and wellness platforms.

Security Competencies:

Work to ensure system and data security is maintained at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Ensure industry best practice coding standards are adhered to ensure all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.

 

Why work at Virgin Pulse?  

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive culture and cutting-edge technology and services. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. To that end, we make a particular effort to recruit candidates from minoritized backgrounds to apply for open positions.