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Senior Backend Scala Engineer (Spark, Kafka)

Job title Senior Backend Scala Engineer (Spark, Kafka)
Location United States of America
Reference: 3552
Contact name: Nicky Halvatzis
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Published: June 7, 2022 8:55

Job Description

One of our top clients, a leader in providing digital healthcare solutions, is seeking to grow their teams with several, talented Backend Scala Engineers to join their Platform team.

This role will join the Platform team that creates the scaffolding to bring in and manage data and analytics used to enhance features on the product platform. You’ll apply Scala with Apache Spark, Kafka, AWS, Databricks, and AirFlow while partnering with data scientists and the product to better understand their needs in order to build the platform that empowers them. The company is one of the most well-known Scala shops with their backend systems written in Scala.

This is perfect opportunity for imaginative backend Engineers who enjoy writing new software using modern tech and tools.

What you'll do:

  • Architect and develop infrastructure used for data collection, aggregation, and transformation
  • Collaborate with Product and Project Managers to stay up to date and knowledgeable of features
  • Operationalize date insights
  • Be a team player amongst talented individual contributors and leaders


  • 6-8+ years professional software development experience
  • Ideally 4 years experience with Scala (Python or Java w/ interest in learning Scala)
  • Expertise with data structures, algorithms, performance, and scalability
  • Experience with Apache Spark, Kafka, AWS, Databricks, SQL, HDFS, and AirFlow
  • Experience with high-scale performance and optimization tools and techniques
  • Experience with distributed systems and application design in a SOA environment
  • BS in Computer Science or related field

This opportunity provides:

  • Full remote work set-up
  • Competitive compensation package with equity and bonus
  • Comprehensive top-tier health benefits including paid parental leave
  • 401K w/ match
  • Generous PTO
  • Career progression and learning opportunities