The Ideal Candidate
— 3+ years experience developing for multi-tier architectures in Java;
— proven experience with setting up, building, and maintaining microservice architectures;
— deep knowledge of Spring and Spring Boot;
— general knowledge of one or more cloud provider landscapes and their services for AWS, Azure or GCP;
— proven experience with setting up and maintaining continuous integration and delivery pipelines;
— experience in integrations using REST, SOAP; HAL, Fetch;
— experience with Maven, Parcel, npm, Gradle;
— comfortable with Git and associated workflows (Gitflow, Trunk/Branch-based development);
— familiar with agile ways of working (Scrum, Kanban), can breakdown, estimate, and implement customer requirements on Feature/Epic level;
— basic knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes, preferably in enterprise environments;
— understanding of scaling, monitoring, and logging when using cloud services for building applications;
— solution-oriented mindset;
— excellent English communication skills, both oral as well as in writing.
— knowledge of Unix command-line tools and the basics of Bash shell scripting;
— basic knowledge of HTML/CSS and frontend framework(s);
— experience with integration frameworks (Spring Integration, Mule, Camel);
— experience with troubleshooting / profiling enterprise applications;
— experience or affinity with Commerce and Experience platforms;
— experience with test-driven development, using Unit tests and End-to-end integration tests.
What Balance Means to Us
— a modern office, comfortable work environment, and the best available tools;
— business trips to Europe/US;
— 20 working days of vacation;
— medical insurance;
— sick leave (up to 20 days a year);
— unpaid leave (up to 20 days a year);
— paid days off (2 days);
— private entrepreneur leave (2 days);
— ability to work from home;
— professional internal/external trainings;
— professional certifications coverage — 100%;
— English classes;
— sport hobbies compensation;
— ability to participate in Global Valtech R&D initiatives (AR/VR projects and IoT projects).
As a Java developer, you build and maintain the glue between touchpoints (websites, in-store kiosks, device touchscreen, apps, etc.) and cloud-native solutions. These can be third-party API based SaaS/PaaS solutions of partners that you configure and extend, but also (micro)services and applications that you yourself build using public cloud services.
Occasionally you would even take the whole stack into your hands and create end-to-end solutions together with a team of colleagues working in different disciplines, ranging from cloud engineers (infra) to UI developers and from Business Analysts to Quality Assurance Engineers. Solutions involve integrations with frontends, third-party API’s like Payment and back-office systems, which act as systems of record for business-critical data.
All of this, you do within the context of MACH architectures (Microservices, API-first, Headless, and Cloud-Native) leveraging SaaS and FaaS platforms like Commercetools, Contentstack, Contentful, Vue Storefront, and Frontastic.
You have a keen eye for performance, stability, and traceability in everything you do and seek only the highest quality in code. Besides that, you don’t scare away easily of maintaining and running your own applications on a day-to-day basis, being responsible for (infra-as-code) deployments, and aligning with the cloud engineering team to get stuff done when responsibilities cross into their territory. You are a self-starter and can work both in larger scale teams as well as individually.
As a consultant, you are expected to develop expertise both in technology and in communicating complex concepts and rationale to non-techies. We’ll encourage and support this with frequent opportunities to share ideas internally. We also have consultants frequently deliver at regional, national and global conferences.
We are looking for highly motivated people to complete our Java team and start work with the greatest clients you might ever see. It is all about eCommerce on a global level, either B2C or B2B projects. You will be part of one of our international teams.