Senior Software Engineer

Virgin Pulse

Job Description

Who is Virgin Pulse? Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures. We engage several million members worldwide through our App Store and Play Store Applications that have over 100k consumer reviews and 4.8+ ratings

Who are our employees? At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.

Who you are. You desire to be a professional Software Engineer and have a goal to find a position on a technology team focused on continuing the growth of our next-generation SaaS application. You would enjoy working with other Software Engineers on a platform that does 50 billion+ consumer generated API calls a year and features a real time event streaming pipeline backed by a big data infrastructure and large Cassandra cluster. As a Software Engineer at Virgin Pulse you will work on implementing stories, bug fixes, unit tests, and general R&D with minimal oversight. You bring to the table a broad understanding of many modern open-source web technologies, and are dedicated to learning more. You will work on a scrum team, collaborating with our Tech Leads, Product Owners and other talented Engineers to deliver great solutions on an exponentially growing application.

In addition to the above you possess a number of desirable traits including:

  • You have outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • You are a good communicator (written and verbal)
  • You are enthusiastic about working in a team, and have great people skills
  • A passion for learning technologies and applying them to the right projects will make you successful in this position.

Our technology. Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies. Our Java/Scala/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers. Our asynchronous message driven backend uses an event sourcing pattern with SNS/SQS and Storm. We’re using a combination of Mongo, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra and Redis. Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time data processing. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively for stability and high availability. We are working on extensive platform features that utilize AI, machine learning, personalization and analytics. We practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using TeamCity; as a result we have continual smaller releases to our environments (Development, QA, Staging, Production), with integrated unit tests and code coverage analysis while eliminating the risk taken on with only a few large releases/product updates.

What you bring to the team.

  • Your ability to code for scale while leveraging concepts like async processing, queues, workers and consumers on Amazon Web Services. In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you would also come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:
  • 5+ years experience
  • 4 or more years of practical experience working as a software developer
  • An in-depth understanding of one either Java or AngularJS 2+ (or a great understanding of JS)
  • You are a natural at the design and implementation of REST API
  • PostgreSQL
  • JSON
  • TCP/IP
  • Unit Testing, and how to write a good unit test Knowledge of Scrum tools (Jira, confluence, etc.)
  • Agile/Kanban, and Scrum methodologies
  • Scrum tools (Jira, etc.)
  • Maven
  • Git
  • Linux (or how to get by in Windows)
  • How the web works, and you should love it
  • Continuous Integration / Delivery (Teamcity, Jenkins, etc.)

What makes you stand out.

  • Machine learning
  • Data science principles
  • Hibernate / JPA
  • Spring or Spring Boot
  • Tomcat/Jetty
  • Cassandra
  • AWS/SNS/SQS/RDS

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 in particular ensure all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.

Why work here? We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.

Job Location

Minneapolis, MN

Office Locations

920 2nd Avenue South Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN

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