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Sr Back End Engineer

  • Location: San Francisco, 94111
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Position: Sr. Back End Engineer 

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111

Term: 6 Months

Job Description:
Under the general direction of the Head of Digital Technologies, the Backend Engineer for Digital Technologies will work closely with the Frontend Developers, Solutions Architects and Mobile Engineers (iOS/Android) to leverage maintainable code throughout Corporate 2.0 in creating the best user experience for both clients and internal staff.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Experience working within a bank or investments/wealth organization and display an understanding and appreciation for the complexities therein.
  • Experience with digital platforms, distributed systems, and Cloud technologies is also critical. What you will do as a Back End Engineer:
  • Design and build backend systems with an emphasis on scalability, and operability.
  • Own complex projects end-to-end and effectively communicate to stakeholders.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the recommender system and grow into a technical authority for this system.
  • Work in a cloud native tech stack: Java, AWS, Angular, and React.
  • You have experience working with distributed systems in a production environment  
  • You have worked with at least one message or event-based technology (Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, RabbitMQ, NSQ, etc.)
  • You’re intellectually curious about the problem domain  
  • You’re a self-starter when it comes to learning

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in software development preferably in Go, but other backend languages are welcome.
  • Management related leaderships skills
  • Experience executing on enterprise-level projects
  • Superior communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns, and coding principles
  • Strong experience in one of following languages (Java, GO, C/C++) and learn new language
  • Hands-on experience in building cloud-based software leveraging cloud and open-source technology and frameworks
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Experience in assessing application performance and optimizing/improving it through design and best coding practices
  • Be an expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and can implement them using language of choice
  • Deep understanding and experience in one of the public clouds (AWS, Azure) native services
  • Experience in agile software development
  • High attention to details with excellent organizational skills and ability to take charge, set objectives, drive to results; team-oriented

About our client
Founded in 1985, our client and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Join a team that continues to make significant investments in its digital solutions, including upgrading our consumer-facing technology.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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