Senior Back-End Engineer (Java/Springboot)

Technology /
Full-Time Permanent /

Who we are: We're a global digital transformation partner for change agents, working to modernize their organizations. 

Who we help: Our 650+ digital specialists have helped global companies like Kraft Heinz, Moderna, Lululemon, Games Workshop, Atlassian, and The Very Group create business impact.

What we do: We offer clients end-to-end expertise across Business Strategy, Commerce, Platform, Products, Innovation, and beyond.

How we help: We work together as one connected team to drive business impact and ensure every strategy is actionable through to execution in the context of your organization’s broader ecosystem. We collaborate as cross-disciplinary pods and as extensions of client teams - ensuring the right perspectives contribute to creating connected, value-generating outcomes.

If you'd like to learn more about Apply Digital's culture click HERE.

LOCATION: Apply Digital is hybrid/remote-friendly. The preferred candidate should be based in Latin America, preferably working in hours that align to ET or PT.

Candidates located in Santiago, Chile are able to work out of our Santiago office as remote/hybrid employees. Candidates located outside of Santiago, Chile will be fully remote employees.


We are seeking a dedicated and innovative back-end-focused Software Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology, eager to learn, and possess a strong commitment to creating high-quality applications. This role requires collaboration with a diverse team to meet business requirements, mentor junior developers, and maintain client relationships.


    • Design and implement high-quality, test-driven backend code for various client projects using Java and Spring Boot.
    • Develop and maintain APIs to support consuming teams.
    • Create and maintain documentation, implement and follow best practices for development workflow.
    • Collaborate effectively with team members to meet project deadlines.
    • Contribute innovative ideas to ensure we deliver the best solutions for our clients
    • Provide expertise in Java and Spring Boot development
    • Stay updated on technology trends and continually enhance your skill set.


    • Minimum 4+ years of professional programming experience with Java.
    • Experience with using Spring Boot.
    • Experience using unit testing frameworks and best practices.
    • Solid understanding of web technologies in general.
    • Solid understanding of backend design patterns.
    • Experience using Java for exposing and consuming API services.
    • Experience working with both SQL and NoSQL Databases, specifically MongoDB
    • Working knowledge of AWS or other equivalent cloud platforms.
    • Working knowledge of containerization technology
    • Excellent English communication skills.

Must Haves:

    • Interest and experience in digital products.
    • Ability to work independently and adapt in an agile environment.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively in a flexible agency environment.
    • In-depth knowledge of Java and Spring Boot.
    • Proficiency in CI/CD pipelines, version control (e.g., Git), and automated testing frameworks.

Nice To Haves:

    • Experience with Linux DevOps practices.
    • Working knowledge with using Terraform or other IaC tools (Ansible, Chef, Cloudformation).
    • Experience with using Javascript or Typescript in a Node environment.
    • Experience with front-end technologies like React.
    • Working knowledge using Serverless framework.
    • Experience in e-commerce platforms


    • Flexibility - work where you work best
    • Competitive benefits plan
    • Generous paid time off - take the time you need to be balanced and energized
    • A growing company means many opportunities for advancement - we like to promote from within!
    • Regular team and company events (karaoke, escape rooms, axe throwing and more!)
    • Training budgets, Days of Learning, company-wide training

    • #LI-Remote #LI-FS1
At Apply Digital, we value humanity, diversity, and authenticity as much as we do excellence and innovation. We aim to live our SHAPE values (Smart, Humble, Active, Positive, Excellent) every day in the work we do and how we work together.

If this aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply for a role that aligns with your experience.