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ScalaSyd Message Board › Job Ad, Senior Scala Developer

Job Ad, Senior Scala Developer

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Post #: 1
Role: Senior Scala Developer

Package: $100k - $120k + share options


We're a startup with a disruptive retail gamification technology. The patented product has serious global potential and we're already gaining traction in the Australian market. We offer an API and web-based technologies on AWS using Scala and JVM technologies. We practice continuous delivery using an automated infrastructure in a lean environment.

We're focused on building a market-leading solution and are looking for a senior developer to own the product and help take our idea to the universe. We're offering a permanent role with an initial 3 month trial period.


We're looking for an outstanding engineer who can;

  • Understand product strategy and translate a vision into working software.
  • Ship products in an early stage startup environment.
  • Define, build and grow our core infrastructure and environments.
  • Shape and grow the architecture of our platforms.

Skills & Experience

Ideally you have the following characteristics;

  • You can develop scalable, high-performance and reliable applications that our clients can build their businesses on.
  • You understand how to ship software operating in AWS or equivalent cloud-based environments.
  • You know how to build Scala and JVM web-based applications and REST/JSON API's.
  • You're an expert in Scala & Java and should have significant experience in building products end-to-end.
  • You have a strong understanding and experience with API design and general web development tools and techniques using technologies such as JSON, CSS, Javascript, HTML.
  • You have familiarity and understanding of analytics and 'big data' patterns, practices and architectures with tools such as Google Analytics, MixPanel, Cassandra, Hadoop.
  • You have significant experience in software development and design in a startup or product engineering environment.
  • You value automation and are familiar with tools such as AWS, Opscode Chef, Maven and Atlassian tools.
  • You take responsibility to actively learn and invest in staying at the leading edge of software engineering.
  • You may have experience with payment systems and gateways, cart platforms and inventory management systems.
  • You're pragmatic and can work independently; proactively analyse risk; understand, communicate and resolve problems.
  • You want to work in a startup environment with lean principles.
  • You have a degree in Computer Science; Software Development or Engineering.

Benefits & Culture

You'll have a great opportunity to work with a dynamic startup with flexible working conditions and a chance to be part of something pretty cool.

Email Damien to start the journey -
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