Senior Software Engineer - Lightbend Stack/Typesafe Platform (Scala, Play, Spark, Akka)

Senior Software Engineer - Lightbend Stack/Typesafe Platform (Scala, Play, Spark, Akka)

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - Lightbend Stack/Typesafe Platform (Scala, Play, Spark, Akka)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York City
Salary: $170,000 - $190,000
Reference: TL-NY-AS
Contact Name: Alexandra Staniland
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2018 10:23

Job Description

Senior Engineer/Technical Lead – Scala 

New York City, New York

Multiple Roles 

Competitive Salary plus generous bonus and benefits 

The Company

Signify Technology are working with an esteemed marketing company, known for its breakthrough technology platform and solutions. Our client has been using Scala for their projects from day one and they regularly contribute to the Scala Community. They are working on rebuilding their platforms and have a real focus on doubling down on data where they deal with 1 petabytes every 48 hours.


The Role

 Our client is looking for a Technical Lead based in New York. You will be a well-rounded engineer that cannot just code but can lead technically with any project. The ideal person is someone that is a wizard with their skills, who can motivate and teach others their knowledge. A successful engineer will be able to react to what is needed on them and be super enthusiastic for themselves, the team and the company with gaining their respect.

As the team is switching from Scalding to Spark, you must have knowledge with this. They have also just started using Google Cloud so if you have an interest or experience with this, this will be a big plus! 

Your daily responsibilities will include technical leadership for various platforms, the ability to provide planning of the entire process and ensure its delivery and success.

You will be working with – Scala, Play Framework, Akka, Hadoop, SBT, Spark, Kubernetes, Kafka, Cassandra, GCP, Zookeeper, BigQuery/Table, Finagle, MySQL, Mesos, Marathon, Docker, Vertica.


You will have-

  • 5+ years of technical leadership (hands-on)
  • Strong experience in Scala 
  • Big Data/Messaging technologies: Kafka, Cassandra, Spark
  • JQuery, BigQuery
  • Google Cloud
  • Experience with highly scalable systems
  • Experience with large-data processing
  • Complex Event Processing
  • Architecture
  • Distributed Systems
  • Parallel Processing
  • Either BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or a relevant subject
  • A strong interest in ETL, data engineering, ingestion engines, Machine Learning or AI
  • Great Communication

(If you don't have commercial experience in Scala but have Java/JVM exp. you MUST have strong Big Data experience - Spark, Kafka, Cassandra or Google Cloud)


Signify Technology Group

 Signify Technology are a forward-thinking technology recruitment business with our head office based in the heart of London. Signify Technology provide permanent and contract technology recruitment solutions to a range of clients from technology companies, global brands and start-ups globally. 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. We Look forward to working with you.