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Sr. Software Engineer
Basking Ridge, New Jersey  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on October 18, 2021
Job Id #49811 Posted August 25, 2021


  • The Sr. Software Engineer position is accountable to deliver highest quality software for next generation web-based Provider portals, applications, and solutions.
  • As an integral member of the technology delivery team, the Sr. Software Engineer will be a primary contributor in designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting software applications consistent with established specifications and business requirements to deliver business value.
  • The ideal candidate has 4+ years full-stack software engineering experience and proficiency in Microservices Architecture.
Responsibilities: Day to Day:
  • The day starts with attending scrum meetings and picking task/updating status in Rally. The tasks are to be completed in accordance with design decisions from Team Lead.
  • Day to day tasks will involve coding in java/groovy to develop spring boot microservices.
  • Also, as part of a large team, the candidate should be interested in work on different projects and help other team members as the need arises.


  • Influences the team designs and solutions. Mentors software engineers through code reviews and hands-on design sessions.
  • Contributes meaningfully to code reviews of teams work, providing collaborative guidance in areas of strength.
  • Continues to receive guidance on own code reviews primarily around solution refinement rather than overall direction. Able to explain implementation decisions and push back appropriately.
  • Learns from feedback and applies to future deliverables.
  • Solves more complex problems. APIs/Data Structures/ Algorithms/Application sequences are thoughtfully designed. Solutions are well integrated, testable, maintainable, and performant.
  • Appropriately leverages existing solutions and adapts for reuse.
  • Leaves code in a better state than they found it
  • In alignment with sprint and program goals, choose refactor opportunities to drive down tech debt.
  • Incorporates automation in test, build, and deploy processes to drive team efficiency
  • Introduces automation to replace repeated manual processes
  • Incorporates proactive monitors, logging, and alerting into the definition of done
  • Owns prioritization of technical debt discovered as part of ticket resolution
  • Threat modeling and analysis performed on delivered components
  • Understands most common security threats and patterns at both the application layer and infrastructure layers and delivers solutions devoid of them.
  • Works with Product Management to ensure Stories are well worded, have appropriate acceptance criteria and are sized appropriately
  • Drives completion of deliverables that have dependencies on other people or teams ensuring an on-time completion
  • Helps to unblock the team when there a blockages
  • Limits work in progress by shipping features/deploying software often
  • Decomposes Features into manageable stories/tasks
  • Considers the User Experience, business impact, and solution objective when managing development and design of solutions
  • Understands the financial implications of software (cost and benefits for both engineering and operations)
  • Understands business/financial impact of stability and resiliency
  • Spends time with users and delivers initiatives that drive value and NPS improvements

Required Skills:

  • 4+ years of experience with Java (Must have Java 8 or higher)
  • 2+ years of Experience in Spring Boot or Spring MVC
  • 2+ years of Experience in Developing Rest Services
  • 2+ years of experience with Git
  • 2+years of experience in Kafka
  • 1+ years of experience with Dependency Injection framework
  • 3+ years of experience in Microservices
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with agile development methodologies.
  • 1+ years of experience with Test-Driven Development using automated testing frameworks
  • 3+ years of experience ensuring your code builds and deploys properly through Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment processes built in Jenkins.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Tenacity to resolve issues cross-functionally

Preferred Skills:

  • 2+ years of working with modern Front-End technologies like React or Angular 2+.
  • 2+ years of experience with Gradle or similar tools
  • 2+ years of experience with Groovy
  • 2+ years of experience with Event Driven Architecture
  • 2+ years of experience working in a DevOps environment (Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes/OpenShift)
  • Experience or exposure to cloud technologies.
  • Degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Healthcare domain knowledge
  • 2+ years of experience with logging/monitoring tools such as Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic

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

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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