Backend Platform Developer (Remote)

  • Betting Connections
  • Remote
  • Oct 12, 2019
Full time Developer Jobs

Job Description

Backend Platform Developer - Remote

Our client is looking for a server-side focused developer to help them improve their core platform services.


Adding new features to the existing platform
Adding new integrations to the existing platform
Working with the rest of the team to migrate the platform to a new architecture and technology stack based around Scala + Akka
Developing services to support websites and administration UI, working with front end developers as necessary
Diagnosing and fixing production issues
Taking part in code reviews
Adaptable to change and to working in different projects
Being proactive and finding better ways to get things done


Minimum 3 years experience in Java
Exposure to at least one other JVM based language
Minimum 1 year experience in writing raw SQL beyond just simple select statements
Familiarity with automated testing
Good interpersonal skills and a great team attitude
The ability to quickly learn new things and adapt

Preferred skills:

Some experience with Scala and its ecosystem such as Play and Akka
Familiarity with Java Servlets
A working knowledge of functional programming and its advantages
An understanding of asynchronous/reactive programming
Exposure to integrating third party APIs
Experience in performance profiling and tuning Java applications
Some experience with PHP

Work environment:

A small company, can-do ethos
Focus on getting stuff done, not on process or management hierarchy
A distributed workforce but communicating regularly
Sharing expertise and learning from others to keep improving as a team
A flexible working schedule