Senior Backend Software Engineer - Scala - Bay Area, CA

Senior Backend Software Engineer - Scala - Bay Area, CA

Job Title: Senior Backend Software Engineer - Scala - Bay Area, CA
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: California
Salary: $165,000 - $350,000
Reference: SBSE-BA-AS
Contact Name: Alexandra Staniland
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 03, 2018 10:27

Job Description

Senior Backend Engineer 

San Francisco Bay Area, USA 

Very generous salary plus end of year bonus 


The Company:

Signify Technology Group are recruiting for Hedge fund company with offices in the US and Asia. They have invested in to several global technology and media companies. Our client also makes sure that it is an active party in the Scala community, with members of the team regularly leading talks. They are looking for Backend Software Engineers who are fully hands-on.

The Role:

Signify Technology Group are seeking multiple Backend Software Engineers proficient in Scala. This position will be based in their Bay Area, CA office, where is has more of a focus on their databases.

You will be in their backend team where you will be building and creating their data pipelines, investment analytics platform and warehousing backend for datasets ingested from APIs, purchased Data feeds, and remote databases. You would help build systems for job scheduling, efficient storage/querying, process monitoring, data anomaly/QA detection.

Their current infrastructure consists of Scala, Postgres, Redshift and Play but they are extremely open to suggestions for working alternatives. One thing that makes this role exciting is that it offers the opportunity to have ownership of the parts of their architecture and offers technical freedom and creativity.

You will have experience with best practices when building high throughput data systems and opinions on database architecture.

You MUST be eligible to work in the United States of America with either an American Citizenship, Green Card or have a transferrable H1B Visa.   

The individual:

Required Skills:

  • Scala (At least 2 years)
  • Strong engineering experience (minimum 4 years) 
  • Good background with end web development in high transaction websites that deal with a great number of consumers
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL


  • AWS
  • Algorithmic background
  • Experience in working within a Finance industry or possibly related

Signify Technology Group

Signify Technology is an innovative technology recruitment business with our head office based in the heart of London. We provide permanent and contract technology recruitment solutions to a wide range of the world's leading brands on a global basis including blue chip, technology companies and start-ups. Behind each piece of technology changing the world, is a person, it's our mission to introduce them to the companies that need them the most.