Senior Software Engineer - API

Confidential Company  •  Charlestown, MA

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18
Confidential Company
Charlestown, MA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18


Job Description

Our client is building a big-data, cloud software platform for an emerging, $B market space that will benefit how we live. This is an opportunity to be part of a new team that is building software from the ground up, at a well funded company, located near Boston, offering base, bonus, equity and exceptional benefits. They are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with API experience.

Local candidates only, please. Our client will not relocate.

You should be able to:

  • Design APIs that software developers love to use.
  • Leverage and promote API design patterns.
  • Design and document APIs leveraging a standard API documentation framework (e.g. Apiary, Swagger)
  • Collaborate with architects to identify and gain sign-off for API deployment
  • Maintain backlog for API needs across a broad set of end users, ensuring user stories and prioritization are transparent
  • Implement deployment process for isolatable API(s)
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests


  • Experience designing schemas (DDL)
  • Experience architecting database topologies across a wide array of formats
  • Comfortable working with complex schemas and managing views into data
  • Knowledge of why/when to use no-sql, columnar, data sharding solutions
  • Experience with RDBMS (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, Oracle)
  • Working knowledge of at least one NoSQL database
  • Knowledgeable of in-memory database solutions
  • Experience in Restful API design
  • Experience in Java / Python programming languages
  • Experience writing high-performance data queries and associated database designs
  • Experience with data quality and ability to test that processes are correct
  • Experience w/ benchmarking and performance tuning data solutions
  • Knowledge of AWS data solutions (Spark / EMR / RedShift / Aurora / Athena)
  • *Bachelors degreerequired
  • * 4+ years of experience
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