Senior Backend Engineer - Scala - New York

Senior Backend Engineer - Scala - New York

Job title Senior Backend Engineer - Scala - New York
Contract type: Permanent
Location New York City
Industry: Software Engineering
Salary: Competitive Salary
Reference: SBSE-NY-AS
Contact name: Alexandra Staniland
Contact email:
Published: February 4, 2019 4:28

Job Description

Senior Software Engineers 

New York City, New York, USA 

Very generous salary plus end of year bonus 


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 Company:

Signify Technology Group are recruiting for Hedge fund company with offices in the US and Asia. They have invested in to several well-known 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 and attending conferences. 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 New York office, and will have more of a Data focus on their systems and 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 will 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 and will get the job done correctly. 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. 

The ideal candidate will be looking for a long-term position and will be with the company for many of years. You are a dedicated team player.   

The individual:

Required Skills:

  • Scala (At least 3 years)
  • Strong engineering experience (minimum 4 years)
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL


  • Spark (or Flink)
  • AWS
  • Algorithmic background
  • Machine Learning
  • 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.