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Senior Back-End (AWS Server) Engineer in McClellan Park, CA at SBM Site Services

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Job Description

SBM Management Services or SBM is one of the largest custodial and light building maintenance companies in the United States as well as having an extensive international presence.   SBM has a solid 35-year track record of strong business growth and is continuing its rapid pace of expansion. The company has over 8,000 employees deployed at more than 900 client sites. Our domestic and international customers are fortune 100 companies in the bio tech, pharmaceutical and high tech industries.  The company is a proven leader at introducing custom industry specific technology for PCs, tablets and smart phones to empower its employees, organize its teams, perform / track work, measure quality and provide a comprehensive view of costs and efficiencies.  Get more of the story at

The InSite software division is a separate SBM business entity that is chartered with the design, development and support of the company’s technology used by its massive work force and independent clients.  We are building the next generation service provider platform targeting facilities management.  Our platform gives service providers the tools necessary to deliver world class services, with empowered associates on top of standardized processes.  The InSite team is tasked with developing cutting edge web and mobile applications that differentiate SBM from its competitors.  We value our work force as much as we do our customers which is why we have made this large investment in technology.

The Senior Engineer will be responsible for the back-end that supports the InSite web application and mobile application.  The InSite web application is our primary interface for accessing our system for PC, tablet and mobile web.  The InSite mobile application supports the hourly workforce by taking much of the functionality of our web application and presenting it in a native Java application for Android phones.  As a Back-End engineer, you will own all of our back-end systems and infrastructure.  This means from APIs to AWS to business logic to data caching, you will architect and build the entire AWS-based back-end infrastructure.  Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application.

The right candidate will be passionate about designing and implementing systems that help improve the work experience for our hourly work force and their management team as well as make it more effective to serve our customers.  As with any great company, its people are its greatest assets.   We seek to work with talented, driven teammates who don’t display “brilliant jerk” qualities.  We have a great team, a great product and lots of customers.  The questions are; Are you this type of person?  Do you want to work with colleagues that amaze you and you can learn from?  Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives with the use of technology?

  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with both functional and object-oriented back-end programming languages such as C#/.Net, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java and JavaScript / NodeJS.
  • Deep expertise with AWS-based web server frameworks that leverage ORM tools and support AWS services.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as AngularJS (our site is written in Angular 2.0), JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Strong proficiency with AWS services such as Aurora, DynamoDB, Simple Queue Service, Lambda, etc. A successful track record of delivering AWS-based solutions with a strong broad knowledge of AWS tools and services offering is a must.
  • Own the design, implementation, performance (scaling) of our APIs. Must understanding the different delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.  Deep functional knowledge and hands on design experience with JSON-based RESTful web services.
  • Experience with Swagger, Postman.
  • Own and manage overall system performance tuning including APIs, web services, network and databases. The goal is the optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Deep experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments. Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Expertise in the integration of multiple data sources, data transformation and databases into one system.
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions. Experience with database creation, integration, and management such as Aurora / MySQL, RedShift, DynamoDB and MongoDB.
  • Understanding of session management coupled with stateless APIs in a distributed server environment.
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools and techniques, and automated build / release solutions.
  • Be driven to have a deep understanding of what you and your teammates are working on, why it is important and how your software technology accomplishes business goals.
  • Superior communication skills. Whether it’s written, verbal, formal presentation or informal hallway talks, the successful candidate will be a superstar.  Concise, honest and accurate techniques are a must. 
  • You must have the courage to give your team, peers and managers constructive feedback. Feedback given correctly and received correctly is a gift.
  • Be a great problem solver. The right candidate must be constantly looking for issues and solving them effectively.  Issues can range from people to tech to business.  If you don’t enjoy problem solving, this is not the right job for you.
  • Be a fast learner. You thrive on applying your knowledge, learning new technologies and methodologies, and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.
  • Be able to adapt to meet the rapid pace of an evolving environment.
  • Work with product management, design and quality assurance as your partners.
  • Embrace change.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of software development. 3+ years of server side development on SaaS products.
  • 5+ years of developing software using agile methods.
  • Experience building and operating cloud-based systems at large scale.
  • Having lead a small team of developers is a big plus.
  • Contributions to a large open source project is a big plus.
  • Experience being successful in a startup environment is a big plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional groups to accomplish goals.
  • Be a mature full formed adult in your interactions with people. Conduct yourself with respect for others but drive results.

Available Shift:  Full Time

Compensation:  Depends on experience