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Senior / Lead Java Developer
The Payments team at Upwork oversees over $2 billion in payments and payouts per year in 180 countries. Our payment system is a strategic business differentiator and an essential part of our business.
We are looking for experienced, top-tier engineers that will continue to evolve our payment systems. The payments domain is not for the weak of heart, so were looking for developers who are excited and challenged by working on a very complex product domain and build clean and highly accurate code.
You will be involved in designing, implementing, and maintaining the payments service business logic and infrastructure. Our work culture is based on collaborating contributors from around the world. If youre someone who loves that kind of freedom, then youll be working with us.
you will build new features primarily using Java;
our setup requires collaborative work which includes code reviews and writing supporting documentation;
youll share the ownership of our code domain and will actively work to increase its quality and reduce technical debt.
8+ years of professional experience working on backend systems in an enterprise environment;
solid knowledge of HTTP and REST;
proven ability to collaborate with a large, distributed team of engineers over documentation and code;
very good spoken and written English;
have a desire to learn new technologies and continually develop your professional skills;
value simplicity, and scalable software engineering;
experience in writing well-structured, easily maintainable unit tests (such as JUnit, Mockito, etc);
experience with relational databases.
Nice-to-have requirements (as a plus):
experience in building e-commerce products;
comfortable working with AWS;
experience building / supporting high load web-applications and solving scalability issues.
More about the role:
Youre free to manage where and when you work. We only ask that you be available between 8-11 Pacific Time for meetings. This is a long-term remote position requiring ~ 40 hour per week and ~ 160 hours per month (Full Time).
world-class team of professionals;
stable long-term job on a remote basis;
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