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Backend Engineer (Java Focused)

Have you ever stopped to wonder how your computer, clothes, furniture or household goods made their way to your doorstep? Most likely, almost everything you own arrived here in a container on a container ship.  Last year, the top two US ports alone handled 11.3 million TEUs! Don’t worry if you don’t know what a TEU is, you’ll know it well after touring an actual port with us! It is a massive industry that we all rely on but don’t think about much because it’s been done the same way for decades without much change or innovation.

NYSHEX is transforming the centuries old shipping industry by solving its problems of inefficiency, unpredictability, and volatility and looking to capture $23 billion of economic waste annually!  All of us here at NYSHEX are passionate about collaborating with the world’s leading ocean carriers, shippers and forwarders to bring technology and innovation to this industry we love, and we hope that you’ll be part of building this new digital foundation that will have lasting effects for years to come.

Join our team as a Senior Backend Engineer!

This job is for you if you:

  • are excited about bringing modern technology to an historic industry with an innovative and brand new concept
  • have a passion for software development and learning new tools and technologies
  • thrive under pressure and savor the thrill of conquering any challenges that come your way

As a Senior Backend Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • building out resilient, scalable, modern web services that support NYSHEX’s digital contracting system
  • integrating directly with regulatory agencies, channel partners, and customers
  • brainstorming and problem solving with your fellow engineers, project managers, and stakeholders
  • translating mock-ups and interpreting style guides to create cohesive interfaces with modular code
  • resolving bugs and security vulnerabilities
  • learning anything necessary to create an exceptional product that is scalable and secure

You have:

  • 3-6 years of full stack experience building and maintaining high throughput, distributed, multi-threaded web services
  • a strong command of fundamental data structures and algorithms
  • the ability to work proficiently in the following areas with the respective tools:
    • Languages: Java 8, Python, Go, React
    • Infrastructure: Linux, AWS, Docker, Kafka
    • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
    • Frameworks/Tools: Spring, D3JS, JUnit, Jenkins, Maven
    • Integration: REST, sFTP, & Queuing/Messaging Services
  • excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate, create, and learn
  • financial exchange experience is preferred
  • bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field is preferred
  • leadership or mentorship experience is preferred

Who we are:

At NYSHEX, we are developing a brand new concept that will transform and enable an industry plagued with inefficiency, volatility, and $23b of economic waste annually. Our culture promotes a dynamic, exciting, and challenging work environment with opportunities for learning and growth. Our team of engineers are passionate about building great tech and besides being great at their jobs, are also classical musicians, surfers, gamers, and foodies. We provide a competitive compensation package, 401k plan, unlimited vacation days and an opportunity for you to share in the success of the company with stock options/equity.

If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, apply now with your resume and tell us little about yourself!

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