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Software Engineer - Microservices

Player's Health

Player's Health

Software Engineering
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Backend Engineer

About Players Health

At Players Health, we are on a mission to create the safest and most accessible environment for an athlete to play the sports that they love. This is not only our mission, but also our promise to sports. A promise we will not break. There are over 50 million youth athletes playing sports in the US and they are counting on us to ensure that the environment that they are coming into not only accepts them for who they are, but fills them with encouragement, love, inspiration, and so much more.

Players Health is a VC-backed, mission-driven, sports technology platform providing digital risk management services, reporting tools, and insurance products to sports organizations to comply with the changing athletic environment and responsibilities.

Our Core Values

The Values That We Hold True And Look For Our Employees To Embrace Are As Follows

We cannot achieve our mission without having a strong culture. We believe that at the core of a strong culture is a shared set of values.
  • Lead with Mission: Our mission always comes first. If we stay on mission as an organization then we believe we will be successful in our professional and personal lives.
  • Result Driven: We're not satisfied with just "good enough" - we go above and beyond to achieve awesome results that impress and inspire.
  • Operate like Owners: We believe in operational excellence. We take ownership of our work and approach every task with a sense of pride, responsibility, and commitment to excellence. We don't just rent our roles - we own them and strive to make a lasting impact.
  • Virtue First: From the big decisions to the small details; honesty, integrity, and transparency are the bedrock of our culture and the foundation for everything we do.
  • Service: We live to serve others with humility, empathy, and kindness. We put our customers, colleagues and community first, and always strive to exceed their expectations with a smile.

About The Role

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in Microservices development. This role will report to the CTO and is available to work remotely or from our Minneapolis Office. Players Health is a distributed workforce that offers a flexible, remote and/or hybrid work environment.

The ideal candidate will possess an extensive knowledge of java-based web-app development using Spring. You are passionate about solving complex issues using and unafraid to take risks. You will exhibit a professional maturity and strong sense of resilience and ownership of your work. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with our Product team to build innovative insurance solutions to our customers.

Players Health offers a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD and 401K. Additional benefits include Paid Time Off, Parental Leave and more!

Role comes with a salary commensurate with experience, ranging from $80,000 to $110,000.

You will join an organization going through significant growth as well as digital transformation. Players Health instills a mindset of ownership and accountability with all managers and team members, providing a “playbook” for best practices – defining expectations to meet the vision and strategy for growth.

Responsibilities (are Inclusive Of But Not Limited To)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements.
  • Design new micro services and API development and customize current applications in the platform.
  • Participate in writing requirements, design, and implementation.
  • Participate in the development of new algorithms.
  • Developing and implementing back-end architecture to support user interfaces and other web services.
  • Proven experience in detailing APIs using an API documentation framework (Swagger).
  • Investigate and resolve production issues to maintain a stable production environment
  • Work as a part of a small team that includes developers, designers, QA experts, and managers.
  • Write unit test cases to ensure error-free code to increase performance and code coverage of the back end applications.
  • Drive continuous improvement with the development of new standards, best practices, and process improvements
  • Work with third-party dependencies and APIs
  • Coordinate with the cross-functional teams to build apps in stipulated time/budget.

Skills & Qualifications
  • 7+ experience backend Microservices development experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of java-based web-app application development using Spring/ Spring Boot
  • Experience working with Microservices architectures.
  • Experience with SOAP and Restful APIs
  • Demonstrated experience with Application Servers and Web Servers
  • Demonstrated experience testing frameworks such as Unit, Mockito
  • Knowledge of unit testing and code debugging
  • Experience working with REST APIs, document request models, offline storage, and third-party libraries.
  • Hands on experience on Spring boot & Microservices
  • Strong knowledge of micro-service logging, monitoring, debugging, and testing
  • Implementations experience of micro-service integration, packaging, build automation and deployment.
  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
  • Growth mindset with the desire to continually learn about emerging technologies/industry trends.
  • Knowledge of software architecture.
  • Some project management experience
  • A hands-on, engaged approach to solving problems.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in collaborative environments
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate strategy.
  • Familiarity with modern back-end tools and building pipelines.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience/education in Software Engineering, Computer Science.
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach to build apps and solve complex problems.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Client-focused approach with a goal of creating microservices and API development.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code that follows good coding practices.
  • Understanding and experience on developing usecases on the Unqork platform.
  • Familiarity with other low code platforms - Appian or PEGA systems etc.

Desired Characteristics
  • Prior experience and knowledge of Git and GitHub
  • At least 8 years of working on consumer facing applications experience.
  • Knowledge of technical requirements for a human centric or customer centric digital experience is desired.
  • Prior experience with Salesforce development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Prior experience with Veruand and Socotra platofrms.

Additional Requirements
  • Ability to travel occasionally for team events, collaboration, engagement, conferences, or customer visits
  • Must have a dedicated safe and secure remote work environment
  • Must have the ability to work and be productive in a remote work environment
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and ability to work autonomously
  • Proactive communicator in all communication methods, including email (Outlook), verbal (in-person & phone), instant messaging (Slack & Teams)
  • Willingness and ability to attend virtual meetings with camera on – we respect that there are times when employees may need to turn their camera off. We also have a great culture and want to engage with you! By regularly using cameras, we form connections and get to know each other, as well as promoting positive and respectful interactions amongst colleagues.
  • Located in or willingness to work on Central or Eastern Time Zone
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Work location must be in the United States

Players Health is committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.