Job Description

POSITION: Software Engineer (Java)

DEPARTMENT: Software Engineering

REPORTING SUPERVISOR: Manager, Software Team Development


FLSA: Exempt



SCHEDULE: Standard business hours


The Software Engineering team operates in a tight-knit, collaborative environment.  IT, Systems Development, Product Management, Customer Care, Marketing & Direct Sales all work closely together to align on creating value through health and wellness products and services.  We also strive to maintain a strong bond and trust between our internal teams (architecture, development, test, configuration, operations, etc).  We encourage each other to work together and help one another make our work life at GreatCall more satisfying and rewarding.  This is a team that constantly looking for ways to improve our development operations through people, process, and technology.  The team also fosters a culture of innovation and encourages everyone to contribute through new ideas and insights.


You will be joining at an exciting time and will be a member of the Commercial Systems team. You can expect to work with technologies such as:  AWS, Java 8 and 11, MySQL, MongoDB and more.  You will be counted on for complex problem solving as well as encouraged to recommend solutions.  You will have the unique opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, developing and optimizing applications in support of health, wellness, and emergency response systems. Our customers and their loved ones come to depend on our products and services every day.  Your job will be critical to our success in meeting their needs!


-Design and develop enterprise event driven services.
-Work closely with product owners and teams to lead feature implementation and source third party solutions when appropriate
-Contribute to standards and best practices around development processes, coding, and peer reviews
-Optimize existing systems to improve performance and scalability through service/application tuning and code refactoring
-Fully and properly test code to ensure the highest levels of reliability and maintainability
-Research and recommend software solutions and tools that help fix inefficiencies in the development process, team collaboration, etc
-Provide assistance to IT, CM, QA and support personnel as needed to troubleshoot lower environment as well as production issues.
-Other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field of study preferred.   Equivalent software development experience can be used in lieu of degree



-Minimum 3 years of commercial software development experience using Java 8 or newer

-Minimum 3 years of experience with object-oriented programming concepts

-Minimum 3 years of experience developing back-end or full-stack solutions

-Strong experience designing and developing well-defined API based services

-Minimum 3 years of experience with Unit testing

-Minimum 3 years of experience with source control solutions such as Git or Mercurial

-Minimum 3 years of experience using SQL or NOSQL databases

-Minimum 1 year of experience writing and interacting with Web Services (REST/SOAP APIs)

-Familiar with Agile/Scrum methodologies

-Familiar with Service Oriented Architecture


-Prior experience with containerized event-driven microservices (Docker, Kafka)
-Prior experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
-Prior experience with design patterns and application
-Experienced with asynchronous programming
-Experienced with database design and optimization
-Experienced with continuous integration and deployment practices


-Familiarity with continuous delivery, processes, DevOps tools, Git, Jenkins preferred
-Skilled in technical spec, documentation writing, code commenting

Personal Attributes:

-Action Oriented
-Results Oriented
-Ability to learn quickly on the fly
-Team Player
-Committed to professional growth
-Ability to set priorities and stay focused
-Committed to professional growth
-Ability to learn new technologies quickly
-Time Management skills

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