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Remote Functional Scala Contractor

Job title Remote Functional Scala Contractor
Location United States
Reference: 1158
Contact name: Greg Peace
Published: April 5, 2021 10:03

Job Description

*12 month contract
*W2 or C2C available 

Your role in the team 

Our team is building the next generation Sports Betting platform that optimizes flexibility, performance, and responsiveness. The project's technologies include Scala (ZIO/Cats/Akka-HTTP/Http4s/Alpakka), Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Postgres, and JavaScript (React/Redux).

Working directly with the business, in an agile team, you will deliver high-quality, customer-focused, technical solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. You will be active in all phases of the development lifecycle, including: 

  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code 
  • Maintaining automated unit and integration test cases 
  • Supporting continuous improvement through active collaboration, refactoring, and testing within our team 
  • Following software development practices into the group with passion and enthusiasm 
  • Working closely with other agile delivery teams 

Skills needed 

If you're passionate about technology and excited about the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies this will be the perfect role for you. We have a strong culture of transparency and trust and we work in an environment that fosters and rewards an ownership mindset. We're looking for people who will thrive in this environment and are excited by the opportunity to learn new ideas, concepts and ways of working.

We need you to be a real self-starter who is goal focused and you’ll be a good communicator. Confident contributing to team meetings and all ceremonies, you’re a team player with a can-do attitude. You're highly organised and committed to producing high quality work with a healthy respect for quality and standards.

You will have:

  • BS/MS degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject. 
  • Proven hands-on software development experience in Scala
  • At least three years of proven work experience in Java or other JVM-based languages 
  • A willingness to learn and write code in two programming languages, Scala and Java 
  • A proficiency in database schema design and messaging solutions, preferably Cassandra and Kafka 
  • Experience of Object-Oriented or functional analysis and design using common design patterns 
  • Experience in building microservices exposing REST APIs 
  • Experience with test-driven development 
  • Experience developing CI/CD automated solutions
  • Worked with agile methodologies and concepts such as Scrum, Kanban 
  • Exemplary communication and people skills in a technical context 

We would also love you to have:

  • Experience in using Cassandra, Kafka, Spark
  • Familiarity with Scala libraries like ZIO, Cats/ScalaZ, Akka-HTTP/Http4s, Alpakka or Akka Streams
  • Familiarity with Domain-Driven Design and Event Sourcing 
  • Experience of software development for high capacity, high traffic, high availability websites 
  • Experience in DevOps activities, familiarity with AWS, Gitlab, and Gitlab CI 
  • Experience in working with ticketing systems (preferably JIRA ticketing system)