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DATE ADDED: Thu 31/10/2019

Principal Java Engineer

Burlington, MA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Principal Software Engineer
Job Description


Founded in 1998, Our client is the retail energy industry’s leading provider of transaction management (EDI), billing and CIS, and wholesale energy services. Offering the industry’s only end-to-end business process solution, they provide comprehensive and proven solutions for the unique business process needs of start-up retail suppliers and established, global suppliers of natural gas and electricity – and to everyone in between. Their 200 plus retail supplier clients support over 15 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in production behind over 130 electric and gas utilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia and Japan. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company in an exciting evolving industry. Their Burlington, MA location is seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer to join their team.


The Principal Software Engineer develops information systems by studying operations, designing, developing and installing software solutions and supports and develops the software team.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. The Principal Software Engineer should have strong software and analytic skills and the ability to create innovative solutions with a willingness to express opinions and ideas. They are looking for a highly motivated individual who is looking to grow their career in a fast-paced environment.


Develop software using disciplined processes, adhering to industry standards and best practices, including agile development methods throughout the SDLC
Code, debug, and unit test systems per requirements and technical design.
Code, update, debug and optimize SQL
Analyzing business and use cases and functional requirements and working with product managers and business analysts to produce detailed designs and provide detailed estimates for new features, enhancements or repairs to existing programs.
Adhere to design, architecture, performance, and operability and documentation standards.
Document software applications, its configuration options, and expected results.
Supporting testing activities by QA and service delivery teams.
Team player who is delivery-oriented and takes responsibility for the team's success
Enthusiastic, can-do attitude with the drive to continually learn and improve
All other related duties as assigned.


10+ years software engineering experience with enterprise class or large scale ‘Software As A Service’ applications in an agile process environment
Extensive experience with the Java stack AND experience with .Net, Python, Ruby or Scala will be considered.
Strong object-oriented design skills and knowledge of design patterns
Extensive experience with SQL and relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server)
Skilled with Web-Service based technologies such as SOAP, REST, experience with microservices architecture pattern.
Extensive knowledge of unit testing, experience with continuous integration and deployment methodologies, code instrumentation techniques, code quality metrics.
Extensive knowledge of ‘code refactoring patterns’, proven skills to modernize legacy applications.
Knowledge of cloud technologies such as AWS or Azure.
Familiarity with queuing technologies such as RabbitMQ, MSKQ is a strong plus.
Experience working on highly transactional file based systems
Must thrive in fast-paced environment and be adept at problem solving and delivery high-quality software
Must be able and willing to collaborate in a team/cooperative environment as well as exercise independent judgment and initiative.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet multiple project deadlines.
Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Occasional travel may be required.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field required, Master’s degree preferred


They offer an attractive compensation package with competitive pay, unlimited paid time off, health insurance coverage, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401k retirement plan, and more!

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