Software Engineer - Backend

10 Nov 2016
30 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Back-end Developer will be responsible for designing, developing and testing software to create solutions and services tailored to the needs of the business and external customers. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies.

Essential Responsibilities

• Responsible for defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development methods and infrastructure.
• Support impact assessment and decision related to technology choices, design /architectural considerations and implementation strategy.
• Expert level skills in Java development, with an ability to take a deep dive in the implementation aspects.
• Expert in core data structures as well as algorithms and has the ability to implement them using language of choice when necessary.
• Collaborate with system engineers, data scientists, frontend developers and software developers to implement solutions that are aligned with and extend shared platforms and solutions.
• Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean / Agile / XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques.
• Write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality aligned with GE standards and guidelines


• Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Engineering
• Experience in IT software development.
• Strong Debugging and Troubleshooting Expertise
• 1-3 years experience with Java (Spring, Springboot)
• 1+ Years of developing REST APIs
• 1-2 Years experience writing unit tests
• Experience with NOSQL databases
• Experience with Relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, etc...)
• Experience using a CI system to automate builds (Maven, Ant, Jenkins)
• Knowledge with development tools and integrated build systems: Eclipse IDE, Jenkins/Hudson, Maven - Software development cycle and automated testing experience (TDD/BDD)

Desired Characteristics

• Working knowledge in configuration management tools such as CVS/SVN/ClearCase/Git/Perforce
• Lean/Six Sigma Certification.
• 1-2 years of JavaScript experience
• Experience with NodeJS, Angular, Postgres, GIT,
• Experience working in an Agile software development environment
• Previous experience with Cloud Foundry/PaaS
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions in a matrix environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to diplomatically advocate for the appropriate support staffing levels. Ideal candidate will also have experience presenting effectively to non-technical and executive audiences.
•Strong analytical skills - strong problem solving skills, communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve.
• Resourceful and quick learner; able to efficiently seek out, learn, & apply new areas of expertise as needed.
• Highly self-motivated, able to work independently