At WillowTree, we partner with companies across industries to create seamless digital experiences for mobile, web, and voice. We're looking for backend software architects who can define and execute architectural decisions and advocate for best practices as we grow our backend team. Our backend technology stack varies by project, so we value flexibility and willingness to learn. Currently, we have projects hosted on AWS, Azure, PCF, and Heroku. They're written in Java, C#, Golang, and Node. If learning about those things and working in an eclectic environment with great people sounds good, we'd love to talk to you!
Your technical background:
Deep understanding of modern cloud system architecture (e.g. Cloud Native, scalability, REST, Microservices)
Enjoy designing and building 12-factors apps to run and easily scale in the modern cloud (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, Heroku, PCF)
Expertise with at least one server-side programming language and framework Java, or other JVM languages; C# or other .NET languages; Node.js, Express, ASP.NET MVC, and perhaps a breadth of others
Experience designing and developing APIs to be consumed by a variety of clients (e.g. web, mobile, voice)
Experience with relational & non-relational databases schema design, index strategy, querying, and performance tuning
Defines and executes architectural decisions database selection, API style (RESTful, GraphQL, Mobile Sync), integration points communication, API gateway, etc.
Considers best practices for scaling, security, and caching
Strong appreciation for CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins, CircleCI) and experience setting up deployment pipelines
Constant curiosity to explore and refine through A/B testing
Working at WillowTree isn't just about your technical skills though. We value people who are kind and work well as part of a team.
You'll love this job if you:
Enjoy collaborating and communicating with teams and clients to deliver software in an agile environment
Are driven by curiosity and willingness to learn new technologies
Are passionate about durable, secure, scalable systems, always up and running
Know the difference between a unit test, an integration test, and an end-to-end test. And you believe the job isn't finished until your code is covered by unit tests
Take pride in your work and take responsibility and commitments seriously
Value time to immerse yourself deeply in your work
Treat others with consideration and respect
Celebrate differences and thrive in an environment where everybody's unique contributions are welcome
You've worked with microservices architecture
You have a deep understanding of HTTP
You've established best practices for security and monitoring
You've worked across the stack including mobile apps or front-end web (HTML, JS, or CSS, including React) and it informs how you build APIs
You've implemented the circuit breaker pattern with libraries such as Hystrix
You've used service discovery tools such as Consul or Eureka
You've packaged your apps as containers using Docker, Kubernetes, etc
You have a GitHub account to share. Also, while you are at here, check us out @https://github.com/willowtreeapps
We'd love to check out a project you're proud of to start our conversation.
P.S. In an ideal world, you match with all the bullets we listed, but let's keep it real. WillowTree builds teams with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. If you're smart and passionately curious, don't worry about checking all of the boxes. Don't overthink it. We enthusiastically encourage you to apply.
We offer a place to be yourself.
Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That's why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You'll work hard here; however, we'll balance that with commitment a culture that focuses on building connections, optimism, craftsmanship, flow, and ownership. We're committed to creating an environment of inclusion a place where every Tree can thrive.
We care about your total well-being and our benefits package aims to keep you and your family well physically, mentally, and financially. In addition to the benefits you'd expect competitive pay, health insurance, 401k, etc we're committed to creating a culture of continuous learning and support. Part of your professional development at WillowTree will include an annual conference, mentorship, and dedicated time to innovate.
Founded in 2008, WillowTree is a mobile design and development agency whose mission is to bring together a team of smart, motivated people who take pride in their work and strive to be the best in mobile. We cultivate a collaborative environment that focuses on continuous learning and unlimited opportunities to have a huge impact; and, of course, we also ship lots of code!
At WillowTree, we work with companies like Zappos, PepsiCo, HBO, and Mattel to solve real-world product strategy, design, and technical problems. There's always something new and exciting to work on, and the results of our efforts get shipped to users' devices every day.
WillowTree celebrates our differences and provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.