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Lead Software Engineer (Java+Kafka) Description

Job #: 51200
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead Software Engineer (Java+Kafka). Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our team as we intensify the pace of innovation and move towards future growth through technology solutions. The goal of the project is to create/modernize a set of services. The services are Tier 1 and require high-availability and low-latency implementation under high load (10K+ requests per second). You will ensure that the platform Integrations are well designed using Mulesoft, Kafka, AWS messaging technologies with best practices to meet the scalability and reliability for growing eCommerce.

What You’ll Do

  • Be a part of onsite team to develop modern, large scale RESTful Micro Services and modern web-based tools and applications for use by internal teams in a fast-paced Retail environment
  • Working with customer team members, build distributed systems that integrate with a larger data and services ecosystem
  • Desire to have full ownership of the entire SDLC from conception through build and deployment, to ongoing production operational support
  • Work in a true Agile environment where all team members are expected to own the solution including deployment, testing, quality, monitoring and operational excellence
  • Strive for continuous improvement of code quality and development practices
  • Anticipate system/application challenges and proposes solutions for the same
  • Contribute to story sizing and work estimates for implementation, validation, delivery and documentation
  • Review user stories to ensure a quality user experience, well-defined acceptance criteria and thorough test coverage
  • Participate in design and code review to ensure quality and testability of feature code
  • Implement build, deployment and test automation to ensure high quality and enable continuous delivery
  • Adjust positively to quickly changing priorities and shifting goals
  • Understand, leverage and applies best practices effectively
  • This position may be required to perform other related duties as assigned

What You Have

  • A degree in an associated field and/or other advanced certification along with significant experience
  • 5+ years of current professional experience working with Java
  • Team Lead experience
  • Experience with Kafka is a must
  • Proven proficiency in API development (REST)
  • Agile software development experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is a plus
  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes/Gitlab CI/CD is a plus

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance

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