Software Engineer (Backend) at KAR Global (Chicago, IL)

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Location: Remote | North America (EST preferred)
KAR Global is looking to expand our autoniq® development team as we continue to innovate within the used car industry. The candidate should have a strong background in Java Web Service development and be comfortable using the Spring Framework. As an engineer on the development team the main responsibilities are design, implementation, and maintenance of RESTful web services in both Composite service and Microservice forms. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work closely with Product Owners to discuss feasibility of technical considerations as well as provide accurate estimates for project completion.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Building and maintaining composite and micro services in Java/Spring/React
  • Optimizing applications and database queries to improve performance and user experience
  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members on designing and implementing new features
  • Taking part in technical discussions on software architecture and testing to ensure we do not compromise on quality and performance
  • Taking part in discussions on implementation strategies
  • Working closely with Product Owners to help gather and refine requirements for upcoming stories
  • Continuously work on improving our core offerings as we uncover new business opportunities
  • Helping to implement proof of concepts for new technologies
  • Implementing and maintaining unit test coverage for all project level services

Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • A University degree or advanced diploma in a software engineering-related discipline, preferably in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of professional Java development experience with RESTful Web Services
  • 2+ years of experience using relational databases for data persistence
  • Experience using Spring framework
  • Experience using unit testing framework (Junit, Mockito, etc)
  • Experience using work tracking software preferred (Jira, Azure DevOps, etc)
  • Experience working in Amazon AWS environments preferred
  • Experience working with building and deploying code via Docker containers
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks a plus (React, Angular, node.js, etc.)
  • Experience with Python scripting a plus
  • You enjoy working with and supporting other team members by participating in code reviews
  • You have experience working in agile team environments, be good communicator, and conscientious member of the team

Why Work with Us?
Whether your Fun is in working with new technology, learning skills, collaborating with awesomely talented people or growing into a Specialist, Team Lead or People Manager, we want to feed this fire in you. If you have the work ethic, skill and motivation, we will help you find a path that leads you where your passion wants to go.
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