MK Decision

Lead Back End Engineer

San Diego, Web Development

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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Back End Engineer to join our Development Team.

MK’s Lead Back End Engineer is responsible for building consistent, reliable software and features for internal and external users that upholds MK’s brand and reputation. You will be responsible for building and maintaining the 'server-side' of our web applications. Additionally, the Lead Back End Engineer is responsible for leading engineer teams and mentoring engineers throughout the development process.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead code/design reviews to ensure smooth daily operations and accurate planning for multiple teams.
  • Organize work and lead multiple teams to deliver features and solutions.
  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Write clean code to develop functional web applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Perform UI tests to optimize performance
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic
  • Gather and address technical and design requirements
  • Set up and maintain environment configurations and monitor system health
  • Provide training and support to internal teams
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Eagerness and ability to rapidly learn new skills, technologies and concepts, taking personal initiative to execute on projects
  • Be a positive role model while mentoring junior developers and others in the organization

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, CS, physics, math, statistics, or another related field
  • 2+ years of web application development experience
  • Proven work experience as a back-end developer
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Hands-on experience with programming languages like Java, Groovy, Kotlin, and Python
  • Working knowledge of CMS framework
  • Familiarity with front-end languages (e.g. HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript and CSS)
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Experience building and deploying applications on Amazon Web Services
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently, as well as work well with others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinker, effective at analyzing data and working to grow their analysis skills.
  • Proficient with G-Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets)
  • Financial technology industry experience is a plus!

At MK, we're looking for people with drive, integrity, and humility. We welcome critical thinkers who are comfortable challenging the status quo. Join MK.

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Lead Back End Engineer