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Senior Backend Developer

Seattle, WA
Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way.  Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities.  We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises.  Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.

We are currently helping our client with a direct hire search for a Senior Backend Developer.

Location - Seattle, WA
Duration - FTE
US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.
Work sponsorship is not available at this time.

Our client is seeking a Senior Backend Developer to join their scalable services and dev-ops team. An ideal candidate will think in terms of high-scale computing patterns, will build new web services in C# or Java faster than other developers believe is possible, naturally automate mundane tasks with Python, and love the challenge of identifying and fixing performance and scalability problems. Successful candidates will have a true passion for shipping new software rapidly and delivering uptime. Experience across the full stack and the ability to easily articulate how low level systems facilitate end-user experience is necessary.

  • 5+ years professional coding experience, preferably with a focus on server/service side Java or C# development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A willingness to take on, drive, own and maintain a variety of large and small projects
  • BS (or higher) in Computer Science or a related degree
  • Experience developing and managing hosted services
  • History with and passion for building production-grade dynamically scalable services which can operate under massive sudden loads
  • Strong knowledge of system software architecture of large distributed systems
  • A solid footing in computer science, including thorough knowledge of data structures, algorithms, object oriented software design and service based architecture

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with AWS
  • SQL Expertise -- both writing ad-hoc queries and developing in the data layer
  • Direct knowledge on deployment automation frameworks (such as Chef)
  • Experience running both Windows and Linux systems in production
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