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Sr. Software Engineer - Java
Denver, Colorado  |  Remote
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Applied on July 31, 2021
Job Id #47535 Posted May 11, 2021


  • Work collaboratively with our marketing department to develop applications that can be tested easily and will perform well under a variety of conditions
  • Champion adherence to best practice development methodologies
  • Facilitate automated testing so all teams can innovate at a rapid pace
  • Mentor and build skills across the team by setting effective standards, performing code reviews, and by knowledge-sharing with other engineers
  • Make sure that new features don’t interfere or cause any negative impact in ongoing business processes, and handle any situation that might compromise our system stability
  • Contribute to decisions on how our tech-driven, lean organization is going to evolve
  • Help decide which tech stack will be used to implement any given feature
  • Proactively look for new technologies or solutions that guarantee our stack stays competitive and up-to-date
  • Help establish standards for the team in areas of technical excellence


  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team, with direct communication with the rest of directors of the organization (who each have very different backgrounds such as sales, digital marketing, call center management, etc.)
  • Capacity to understand business requirements stated at a very high level, and break them in smaller tasks that might be more suitable to be implemented and deployed successfully
  • Ability to combine a strongly methodological way of approaching problems, with certain level of flexibility to react to changes in an agile manner
  • Ability to suggest improvements in business processes or completely different ways of achieving business goals
  • Strong focus on the quality of the work performed and on avoiding inefficiencies in our work.
  • Understanding of how to keep tech debt to reasonable levels
  • Inclined to help others on the team, and willing to be a partner others can rely on to resolve tech-related issues
  • Excellent communication skills


  • BS/MS in CS or equivalent is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience developing complex enterprise applications.
  • Experience with SaaS application design and implementation


Technical Skills

  • Strong Java application development
  • Knowledge of Spring, JPA, and Hibernate
  • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases
  • Knowledge of JavaScript
  • Ability to manage source code with Git
  • Basic Linux skills


Preferred Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of Postgres, and ability to review and optimize SQL queries
  • Familiarity with ExtJS
  • Familiarity with Twilio and its Programming Voice API
  • Knowledge of Ruby or Python
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, Lambda)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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