Software Engineer

Offer by Virgin Pulse




About this job

Job type: Full-time


angularjs, spring, java

Job description

Downtown Minneapolis, MN – on site

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 are a talented Software Engineer with the desire to find a position on a technology team focused on continuing the growth of our next-generation SaaS application. 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.  *Position level dependent on skills and leadership ability.

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: Large scale, public-facing websites built in Angular/Angular2 and leveraging tools like Pug, Grunt and NPM to make things automated and repeatable. Our Java/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers. We’re using a combination of both PostgreSQL, Cassandra and Redis. Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time data processing. We use Machine Learning to personalize, recommend, and monitor services on our platform. Our ML applications are packaged as containers with RESTful interfaces. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively for stability and high availability.

We practice Continuous Integration 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 Your Day-to-Day Looks Like

  • Participate in scrum meetings - Daily Standup, Grooming, Retrospectives, Kickoff, etc.
  • Check on the health of applications and models in New Relic
  • Develop frontend solutions utilizing AngularJS/Angular
  • Develop RESTful APIs with amazing documentation
  • Work closely with the product team
  • Occasionally jump on a conference call with a vendor
  • Write great unit tests
  • Perform code reviews for your teammates
  • Submit well-formed pull requests
  • Train and deploy ML models in Python
  • Research new features for model training to improve model quality
  • Gather and clean up data sets

What you bring to the team.

In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:

  • A 4-year degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 3+ years of experience working as a software developer
  • Solid Object-Orientated development skills
  • Solid grasp of modern (RESTful) web applications
  • Solid Java or similar language skills
  • Solid grasp of SQL; PostgreSQL is a plus
  • Common front end technologies such as Pug, Bower/NPM, Grunt, Angular, etc.
  • Unit testing experience
  • Agile Scrum or Kanban methodologies
  • Scrum tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Git with pull requests in a team environment
  • Linux
  • TCP/IP basics
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration / Delivery method experience (i.e. Teamcity, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Teams or similar communication tools

What makes you stand out?

  • Hibernate / JPA
  • Spring or Spring Boot
  • Tomcat/Jetty
  • Cassandra
  • Docker
  • Python and scikit-learn/Keras/Tensorflow
  • Passion and/or aptitude for mathematics and statistics

Technologies come and go, but your passion for learning technologies and applying them to the right projects will make you successful in this position.

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.

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